The historic center of Padua is perfect for a visit on foot or by bicycle. The best way to discover the city is to go in the crowded squares or stroll under the arcade. With the Padova Card you can visit monuments, churches and museums at affordable prices and enjoy discounted rates for car parks and public transport.

In Padua, every street, every building, every monument bears witness to a past rich in history and culture.

Padua has developed within the catchment areas of the rivers Brenta and Bacchiglione that have influenced the urban architecture.

The fourteenth century walls, of the Carrarese era, were built following the meander of the Brenta that greeted the first urban center of Padua.
The sixteenth-century walls of the Venetian era widened the city over the water's natural defenses.

Padua is the city of St. Anthony, whose relics are preserved in the Basilica of St. Anthony (the Holy), and Bo, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.

It 'also a city of towers (the Observatory or Torlonga) and medieval gates (Altinate and Molino), symbol of civil power buildings (Palazzo della Ragione), places of culture and science (the Botanical Garden and the anatomical theater ), of churches and worship centers (the Holy One, the Duomo, Santa Giustina) and extraordinary works of art (the Scrovegni Chapel with Giotto's frescoes or the baptistery of the Duomo with the Giusto de 'Menabuoi cycle).