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Padova (province)

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Padova (province)

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Padova (Province of Padova) is in the Veneto region of Italy.


  • Padova - the ancient and learned city with its old University, its botanical garden (a Unesco World Heritage Site), the amazing Scrovegni Chapel (also known as the Sistine Chapel of Padua) and the Basilica del Santo that houses the relics of Saint Anthony which attracts millions of pilgrims every year
  • Arquà Petrarca - pretty medieval village among the Euganean Hills, part of the club The most beautiful villages in Italy and resting place of the famous italian poet Petrarch
  • Montagnana - town with one of the best preserved medieval walls in Europe and part of the club The most beautiful villages in Italy
  • Cittadella - another perfectly preserved walled medieval town
  • Abano Terme - spa town very close to Padova renowned for its curative waters
  • Montegrotto Terme - another spa town close to Padova, also home to the Y-40 the deepest pool in the world (Guinness World Records)
  • Este - medieval town with a nice castle at the foot of the Euganean Hills
  • Monselice - medieval town with two castles close to the Euganean Hills

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  • Euganean Hills - a volcanic group of hills, home to various quaint little historic villages (such as Arquà Petrarca) , monasteries, churches and villas
  • Villa Contarini - baroque and beautiful villa, one of the largest venetian villas



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