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Prato della Valle

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“small canal”(9 reviews)
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All reviews huge square small canal green space central fountain open space every saturday beautiful statues open market sunny day beautiful city botanical gardens basilica of st park bridge oval europe moat
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Not too far from the church of Santa Antonio and at the end of Via Roma this is a breathtaking open piazza. Prato, I think means meadow or lawn. A rotunda complete with wonderful statues and restaurants and cafes on the edges it is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom273
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Large elliptical area rather than a square. Lovely place to walk around, with a fountain and an abundance of statues of important people in the history of Padua.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Shame we came on Saturday, the park was surrounded with all the market Van's, cant take a good photo. I'm sure it would of been nice but it's quite peaceful out here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PSD44
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Didn't get much of of this place. Yes, there are a lot of statues, and the square is Europe's second largest, but except for that; nothing to really remember.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kari1959_09
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We visited when a special event was going on so the place was a buzz with people and sound. The buildings facing the Prato are wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Absolutly extrodinary and I am not sure of its origin or purpose, other than a lovely green space enhanced by fountains waterways, bridges and sculptures. A nice place to people watch on a warm evening as the sun sets.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

If you visit Padua on a Saturday there is a large market taking place in the Prato della Ville. It lasts all day and is very popular. The goods for sale include: plants, cut flowers, clothes, footwear, household goods and food. It is one of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This came as a pleasant surprise when visiting the basilicas. There's not a lot to say about it - it's just a pleasant place to be. There are two tram stops at either end of the Prato making it easy to reach from anywhere in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

One of the largest squares in Europe and impressive to see in person. The statues around the outside make it even more special place to take a stroll.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Y8689CIdebbiew
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

If you come to Padua, you must visit Prato de la Valle, during the day and during the night. Its a pedestrian zone, very nice and relaxing, with a park around the river and full of statues from the ancient times. You can practice sport...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from joycep883 | Reviewed this property |
. First, let me put this into perspective. I am 65. It takes 20 minutes by train for somewhere around 14 euro pp round trip to Padova. Then around $1.50 euro ticket on the tram outside the train station to market or Saint... More
4 September 2015|
Response from alessandrobK9556DV | Reviewed this property |
Dear Copycats every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7.00 pm prato della valle square is animated by market. also every 3rd sunday of every month you can be attracted by a "portobello market" where a lot of antiquities and old... More
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