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Love cathedrals, monuments, and university life? Get away to Padova!

Discover the historic area of Padova—a cathedral, a college vibe, and top sights like Terme Euganee.

Where to stay in Padova

Historic Centre which includes signage and shopping

Historic Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(53 area reviews)

Historic Centre is noteworthy for its cafés, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Padua Cathedral and Pedrocchi Cafe.

Historic Centre

Top Hotels in Padova

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Plus Hotel Galileo Padova
Best Western Plus Hotel Galileo Padova
4 out of 5
Via Venezia 30, Padova, PD
$64
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Padova Trade Fair and Porta Ognissanti. Palazzo di Giustizia di Padova and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (755 reviews)

"The hotel is in a good location its an easy walk to the station it makes Venice,Verona , Lake Garda and other cities very accesible ,the hotel is clean and the staff very helpful its a good location to walk into Padua which is a beautiful ancient city I would stay here again ."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

Best Western Plus Hotel Galileo Padova
Best Western Plus Net Tower Hotel Padova
Best Western Plus Net Tower Hotel Padova
4 out of 5
Via San Marco 11/A, Padova, Padova
$68
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Padova Industrial Area and Kioene Arena. Padova Trade Fair and Padovanelle Ippodromo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (355 reviews)
Nice hotel and great service

"Fitted my purpose. The hotel was clean and the service was good. The location was in business area and not much to do after business hours. Wifi was disconnecting sometimes, but all in all good."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Best Western Plus Net Tower Hotel Padova
Hotel Casa del Pellegrino
Hotel Casa del Pellegrino
3 out of 5
Via Melchiorre Cesarotti 21, Padova, PD
$48
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in the heart of Padova, this hotel is steps from Museo Antoniano, Loggia and Odeo Cornaro, and Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. Scoletta del Santo ...

4.2/5Excellent! (759 reviews)

"Wonderful location and walkable neighborhood. Everything was in good condition"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Hotel Casa del Pellegrino

Popular things to do in Padova

Scrovegni Chapel
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Scrovegni Chapel

4.5/5(424 reviews)

See some of Giotto’s finest frescoes in person in the breathtakingly beautiful interior of this 14th-century church, which stands in a scenic park.

Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua
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Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Romanesque and Byzantine architecture meld together in the monumental façade of this superb basilica, which was built in the years following St. Anthony’s death.

University of Padova
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University of Padova

4/5(201 reviews)

Follow in the footsteps of former tutor Galileo at Italy’s second-oldest university and marvel at the very old permanent anatomical theater and botanical garden. 

Padua Cathedral
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Padua Cathedral

4/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of City Center Padova when you stop by Padua Cathedral. While you're in the area, find time to visit its stunning cathedral.

Santa Sofia
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Santa Sofia

3/5(1 review)

Step inside a church that is one of Padova’s most ancient, a carefully preserved religious relic of the Roman Age. 

Pedrocchi Cafe
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Pedrocchi Cafe

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Take a truly unique coffee break in this ornate café. Over the centuries it has played a role in attempted revolutions and hosted writers such as George Sand.

Top activities in Padova

Wine Tour in the Hills of Venice
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Wine Tour in the Hills of Venice

$142
Per adult
Private Pasta Making Class at Cesarina's Home In Padua
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Private Pasta Making Class at Cesarina's Home In Padua

$159
Per adult
Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Padua
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Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Padua

$93
Per adult
Bike Tour in the Euganean Hills
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Bike Tour in the Euganean Hills

$131
Per adult
Padua Tour like a local
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Padua Tour like a local

$66
Per adult
Padua, Prato della Valle and Saint Anthony Basilica
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Padua, Prato della Valle and Saint Anthony Basilica

$146
Per adult

Reviews of Padova

4.4

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Ricardo

Nov 1, 2019

The Auto Moto d´Epoca Show is one of biggest in Europe and impossible to miss if you have any interests about cars and motorcycles.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 26, 2019

We got tickets to Scrovegni Chapel and it was amazing. We loved Giotto’s frescoes

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 23, 2019

Padova is excellent, great food, history, art, cafes, charming North Italy cultural experience.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 25, 2019

People were nice and helpful. Felt safe

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 8, 2019

40 min drive to Venice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 17, 2019

Must to visit. Reliquaries at Basilica San Antonio awesome feeling. Tomb of St Luke the apostle in St Giustina Basilica and the prato plaza awesome. Scrogveni by Giotto must not be missed. Love the place, felt safe.