Founded over 3000 years ago, Padua is today a city of modern and cosmopolitan art, particularly renowned for its historic and glorious University.
The ideal way to visit the historic centre is by walking along the arcaded streets and crossing the beautiful squares and ancient bridges.
A perfect starting point are the squares, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Frutti, which for centuries have been home to the daily fruit and vegetable market, offering a cross-section of city life dedicated to trade but also to opportunities for meeting and socializing.
A short distance away there is Piazza dei Signori surrounded by famous monuments such as the Church of S. Clemente, the Palazzo del Capitanio and the imposing Tower embellished by the famous clock-astrario.
A visit to this beautiful city must absolutely include the famous Scrovegni Chapel, undisputed masterpiece of the great Giotto, who reached the highest point of his artistic expression with this work, and the famous Basilica of St. Anthony, patron saint of the city.