Centro Storico

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Centro Storico
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massimoswitz
Opfikon, Switzerland658 contributions
Interesting walk
Jun 2020
Pavia has a beautiful historic center where you can visit several palaces, squares, shops, bars and restaurants. Very pleasant to take an interesting walk.
Written 22 June 2020
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ncm1965
Hitchin, UK308 contributions
very pretty
Nov 2019
We visited in November and it was probably not the best time to truly appreciate the beauty of the architecture. Certainly well worth visiting.
Written 18 November 2019
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Sten
Murrells Inlet, SC3,703 contributions
Lovely town with history, shopping and famous cafes
Oct 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed walking around this town and taking in the sights. Be sure to stop at Cafè Pedrocchi and have a Compari Spritz before dinner. It is a landmark café founded in the 18th century.
Written 30 October 2019
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roseandribbons
Toronto, ON655 contributions
I love Padova!
Oct 2019
I spent 5 days in Padua in the historic center near the Palazzo della Regione and the university, and it was terrific - I'll be sorry to leave. There are some wonderful sites, great places to eat, and generally safe streets on which to take an evening stroll (watch out for cyclists). Being near the university adds a vibrancy to the atmosphere and keeps prices down in the historical center, since it's not just tourists who visit here. There is art, history, science, and energy here - I believe it's an undiscovered gem that people only think of as a cheaper place to stay when visiting Venice. It's MUCH nicer and more interesting than Venice!
Written 9 October 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Another Italian gem
Aug 2019
Full of interesting old palaces, churches, the oldest University in Europa, restaurants snd coffe shops - it is a wonderful city.
Written 8 September 2019
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Another terrific Italian town
Jul 2019
We were coming back from our Canary vacation flying to Pisa. On our way back home, there were two reasons to visit Padova.
The main was a pilgrimage to St. Anthony Basilica in whose Church in our hometown my wife and I were married and both our children baptized.
The second was that lodging here is much more affordable than in nearby Venice.
Being here for a day we were delighted with the old town Padova. Terrific city center with several large and beautiful Piazzas, magnificent churches and abundance of bars and restaurants in the open.
Written 23 August 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,974 contributions
Enjoyable to explore, but watch the cyclists
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had an enjoyable time exploring the city centre. To make the most of it, it is best to have a guide of some form as there is much to see. Don't miss, for example, the courtyards of the university or the equestrian statue by Donatella.

Sadly, apart from St Anthony's Basilica, the churches were closed. I don't know whether that was the time of day or the day of the week.

Busy and friendly, with lots of shops and cafes, you just need to watch out for the cyclists who are everywhere.
Written 25 June 2019
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Ramona P
Castel Bolognese, Italy194 contributions
Perfect destination for a short trip
Jun 2019 • Couples
Neat city, on a human scale, full of history, art and architecture is the perfect destination for a short trip.
Written 23 June 2019
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ElmoAbroad
Derby, UK78 contributions
Antidote to the crowds in Venice
May 2019 • Solo
Padua is an easy and cheap day trip from Venice in the train and I was really surprised by how few tourists were around. It is a beautiful and compact city full of historic squares and buildings, and without the cruise ship masses that spoil Venice. Being more authentically Italian the atmosphere is great and even in the main squares the cafes were reasonably priced. The markets were an added bonus.
Written 8 June 2019
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BobandJosie
Reading, UK989 contributions
Hard to appreciate in the pouring rain
May 2019 • Couples
One doesn't expect to experience pouring rain when you visit Padua in May, but when we came for the day it poured down all day.
Such a pity - since the Buildings and Architecture clearly have a lot to offer.
Thank heavens for the number of very old covered walkways
Written 30 May 2019
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