Travel and Culture in Veneto

PADOVA: tourism and culture

Some useful and interesting informations about Padova: history, art, events, nature, gastronomy.



Padua is a chieftown in the Veneto province, which is famous for its university founded in 1222, after the one in Bologna. Since ancient times, the town had been an important agricultural centre, thanks to its position in the region and its closeness to Venice, which it derived many benefits from. The province of Padua is situated almost completely on the plain and its boundary is marked by the Euganean Hills to the South-West.
It is washed by numerous water courses, among which the Adige, the Agno and the Bacchiglione.

You can reach Padua by plane and arrive at Marco Polo Airport in Venice, then a bus service connects the airport to the town and viceversa (the buses are very frequent during the week and on Sundays, too).
Of course you can also reach Padua by train: from Rome with the line of Eurostar fast trains it will take you four hours, while from Milan, with the Intercity line, it will take you two hours and twenty minutes. The arrival is at Padua station, that is situated right in the town centre.
If you prefer travelling by car, the motorway is the A13, either if you are coming from the North or from the South, with the exit at the South Padua tollgate, towards the town centre.

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