Padua is known as “the city of the Saint”, in honour of Saint Anthony, the famous Portuguese Franciscan who lived and died in Padua.
Today, his remains are kept in the Cathedral which bears his name and, every year, sees a never-ending pilgrimage in honour of this personality considered one of the pillars of Christianity; the Romanesque façade, the Gothic deambulatory with the seven chapels, the Byzantine domes, the Moorish bell towers, all characterize this incomparable Cathedral. Padua is also the city of Giotto and during your tour, visiting the Scrovegni Chapel will bring you to the most important series of frescos in the world, where the artist gave way to the revolution of modern painting. The evocative and delightful Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta are connected to each other by the “Volto della Corda”, covered passage whose name recalls how liars, good-for-nothings, swindlers and debtors were hit on the back with a whip.
The Palazzo della Ragione, whose interiors will take your breath away, is magnificent. The “Prato della Valle”, unique and evocative, is second only to the Red Square in Moscow in size. The Civic Museums, interesting and a must-see, include the Archaeological Museum, the Medieval Art Museum and the Modern Museum. Delicious specialities that should be tasted are “Risi e Bisi” (risotto with peas), the Bigoli con “l’Oca in Onto” (pasta with confit goose), the Padua-style Bollito Misto (mixed boiled meats) and, for dessert, you must absolutely taste the Fig Cake, the Pan del Santo (St. Anthony’s bread) and the Merletti (pastries).
Distance from "LA TORDERA":1 h 30 min