Suggested Visits


Palazzo del Bo, the ancient site of the University of Padua, preserves the oldest anatomical theatre in the world, conceived by the famous pathologist Girolamo Fabrici d’Acquapendente in 1594.

Anatomical Theatre

Aula Magna

Places of special interest are the Scrovegni Chapel with its priceless frescoes by Giotto, the medieval Hall of Justice (Palazzo della Ragione), the Basilica of St. Anthony, Prato della Valle, the biggest square in Europe built in the XVII century with a unique elliptical conformation, and the Botanical Garden.

Basilica of St. Anthony

Prato della Valle

Scrovegni Chapel – Giotto frescoes

The town centre is an attractive place to explore, with many historic streets to wander. And after the visitor has enjoyed Padua's lovely parks and gardens, and strolled the pleasant arcaded streets, there is still plenty to do in the area around the town: villas to visit, boat trips and thermal spas.