Padua Private Walking Tour

2 Hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $110 Per Person

Padua Private Walking Tour

2 Hours
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From (USD) $110 Per Person

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      Padua Private Walking Tour

      Padua, Italy
      From (USD) $110 Per Person
      • Basilica of Saint Anthony: See how Gothic, Renaissance, and Asian styles blend in this huge cathedral, completed in 1307 and featuring eight domes and two bell towers. The remains of St. Anthony, the city's patron saint, are kept here.
      • City center: Experience the colors and aromas of the Piazza della Frutta (fruit market) and Piazza delle Erbe (vegetable market), both connected by the 270-foot-long colonnaded Palazzo della Ragione.
      • Prato della Valle: This historic square is the largest in Italy, and perhaps the most beautiful. Four canal bridges lined by 78 statues of prominent Paduans lead to the center island, with the beautiful Basilica of Santa Giustina at the southeast end.
      • Small group = more personal: Share your experience with only people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.
      About This Padua Tour

      Padua is a picturesque city with ancient roots that date back to between the 10th and 11th centuries B.C. It has many arcaded streets that lead to its historic city center, where two large markets spill into each other creating a colorful panorama of goods and people. Here, among the pyramids of fruits and vegetables, you can also find local wines, candies, leather bags, and more.

      The beautiful architecture all around the central square is a reminder of Padua's perennial wealth, once second only to Rome's. This includes the 270-foot, barrel-roofed, Gothic-style Palazzo della Ragione, which served as the court of justice for the city beginning in the early 13th century, and is now used for City Council meeting. The Palazzo is said to have the largest roof in Europe not supported by columns.

      This walk through history also includes the Prato della Valle. Once the site of an ancient Roman theater, the terrain had turned into a virtual swamp by 1636, when a group of prominent citizens turned it into a venue for jousting and mock battles on horseback. Today, the second-largest square in Europe (behind only Red Square in Moscow) is a popular with joggers, readers, skateboarders, and people-watchers.

      Many of Padua's most significant landmarks are found around the central square and Prato della Valle. With this introductory walking tour under your belt, you'll be able to find and enjoy them at your leisure.

      Cunning kitty

      On the Piazza del Santo outside the Basilica of St. Anthony, there's an equestrian statue of one of the most famous military leaders of the Italian Renaissance, Erasmo da Arni. Erasmo's nickname, Gattamelata, means "honeyed cat." Some say he got the name because he was agile and cunning in battle; others say it's because his coat of arms featured a honey-colored cat. Maybe it just came from his mother's surname, Gatteli, another variation of the Italian word for cat.

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      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing Wear light clothing
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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