Padua, a city to be discovered for its art, history, wine and good food.
Perfect for a weekend in the surroundings or as a starting-point for visiting the beautiful sights of Veneto: Padua is one of the jewels of this region.
The old city centre is a concentrated collection of cultural wonders, and offers excellent cuisine, and many stores and markets for shopping.
Le Camp Suite & Spa is centrally-located with respect to the city’s most interesting locations, convenient for means of transport and services. The Church of the Eremitani and the Scrovegni Chapel, the famous and historic Caffè Pedrocchi, Piazza delle Erbe e della Frutta, Palazzo Bo and Palazzo Zabarella can be reached with a short walk.
In Padua, don’t miss:
The scrovegni chapel
A simple building, as giotto himself described it, that nonetheless hosts the most important fresco cycle in the world.
Basilica of sant’antonio
Known as “the saint” by the paduans, this is a location that attracts a constant pilgrimage; the basilica is a masterpiece of italian art.
Piazza dei signori, piazza delle erbe e della frutta
The squares in the historic city centre, with their beautiful buildings and mansions, are brought to life every day by local markets and bars at which you can try the traditional spritz with cichetti (appetisers), the typical paduan aperitif.
Prato della Valle
one of the city’s highlights in terms of size, second only to red square in moscow (88,620 square metres)
Palazzo del Bo
The personalities who since 1222 have studied in the halls of palazzo del bo, one of the city’s institutions, include leon battista alberti, galileo galilei, nicolaus copernicus and many others who helped make it a world institution in different fields of scientific research.
One of the symbolic locations of the city, at the heart of the old city, for the locals this is a favourite venue at which to enjoy a coffee or an open-air aperitif.