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Prato della Valle

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“huge square” (14 reviews)
“small canal” (9 reviews)
“green space” (8 reviews)
Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a huge public area in Padova. It is filled with statues, greenery, and benches, and surrounded by the San Antonio and the Basilica. It is rumored that it is bigger in surface area than St-Petersburg square. A nice place to relax. Recommended!

Thank issa81 .
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice oval shaped park with street vendors selling around the outer perimeter . There is statues everywhere and children an adults feeding the pigeons and seagulls. A great place for a picnic.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This very large piazza is a joy to walk through, especially in the evening. The Saturday market is gigantic and a local scene. The carousel is charming! Grab a seat at a cafe and enjoy!

Thank Missiondurga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is huge square with many statues, fountains And water feature.Nice garden. We visited over a weekend & there were many vendors selling Different things. Very lively place , full of locals with children during weekends.

Thank kalp-51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prato della Valle is a great park: multiple fountains, sculpture, flowerbeds and paths make it an ideal place for a good walk and to get a good 360-degree view of one aspect of historic Padua. On week-ends, this is the place for flea-markets and farmers'...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This large mostly pedestrian square with lots of sculptures, artificial canal, beautiful buildings, to my mind, is one of the best Squares not only in Italy, but in Europe. Once again, knowing its history would help to appreciate it even more.

Thank ysiNovi_Mi
Reviewed 5 October 2017

veyr original square, interesting perspectives and views. a lovely departure point for touring Padua

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I really liked the design of this square and the open space that it is providing. With an artificial canal and lots of statues around it the square frequently becomes also a pazar place where you can find things from forks and knifes to authentic...More

Thank Vihren M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

It's one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Unique ; it's between Basilica del Santo and Basilica di Santa Giustina. Very close to "Botanic Garden " ( the most ancient in the world ) and the starting point to take via roma to...More

Thank Roberto L
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Fabulous centre piece of Padua. Lovely walk with many statues. There was a market all the way round when I visited on a Sunday

Thank N394OKandys
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4 September 2015|
Response from Alessandro B | 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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