For the locals, it is Padova, while for some it is better known as Padua. But to St. Anthony, his city may have different names but it will never change in his reverie. Once you’re there, marvel at the amazing Gothic works of art in Northern Italy. The city is also the birthplace of Asconius Pedianus, Valerius Flaccus and Thrasea Paetus. It is also said that Saint Prosdocimus Christianized the city, and was revered as Padova’s first bishop. Padova is the center of Veneto and is one of the most significant cities in Italy when it comes to art hence, it is one of the Art Cities.
The Scrovegni Chapel is the number one tourist attraction in Padova, because of its priceless Giotto’s frescoes. The Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua also attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. However, all across town, a traveler will most likely come upon business folks and students rather than tourists. Other than these two magnificent attractions, there are other note-worthy places to see. The frescoes of Giotto are not the only ones in town. Since the city is full of art galleries and other churches, it’s indeed an art lover’s delight. There are also gardens and parks around the city, as well as villas, thermal spas and thrilling boat rides. After a full day of sightseeing, the Palazzo della Ragione is a best place to chill, with several markets that will tantalize your taste buds for an intimate picnic, in Corso del Popolo or at the Prato della Valle’s piazza. Surrounding the markets are bars where you can buy snacks and rolls. There are also exquisite restaurants nearby.
It is a good idea to hire a car to take you around this place as there is much more to discover when you venture on your own. There are many car rental agencies and car-rental-italy is one of the best car rental services in Italy that caters to all the commuting needs of tourists.