Love cathedrals, monuments and sightseeing? Get away to Padova!

Discover the historic area of Padova—a cathedral, museums and top sights from Pedrocchi Cafe to Church of the Eremitani.

Where to stay in Padova

Historic Centre
Historic Centre showing shopping and signage

Historic Centre

Known for Monuments, Cathedrals, Museums

4.5/5(25 reviews)

Delve into Padova’s compact historic heart and find a remarkable collection of architectural and cultural landmarks, connected by twisting cobbled streets and broad piazzas. 

Top hotels in Padova

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Padova
Crowne Plaza Padova
4 out of 5
Via Po 197, Padova, PD
£58
per night
22 Nov-23 Nov

Situated in Padova, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Gran Teatro Geox, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Giardini dell'Arena and Scrovegni Chapel. Church of the Eremitani ...

4.3/5Excellent! (440 reviews)

"Busy but very well organized. Excellent staff in reception and at breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019

Crowne Plaza Padova
Best Western Plus Hotel Galileo Padova
Best Western Plus Hotel Galileo Padova
4 out of 5
Via Venezia 30, Padova, PD
£65
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov

Situated in Padova, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Padova Trade Fair, Giardini dell'Arena and Scrovegni Chapel. Church of the Eremitani and Pedrocchi ...

4.3/5Excellent! (730 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 2 Nov 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
£63
per night
22 Nov-23 Nov

Located in the heart of Padova, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Padova Industrial Area and within 3 miles (5 km) of Giardini dell'Arena and Scrovegni Chapel. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (338 reviews)

"staff at reception and dining area were courteous and very helpful with questions we asked. Their english was also very good. Regarding the property, it was a bit difficult in getting into the facility, as the entrance was not on the main street, but rather in the back, which was a bit of a problem ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Best Western Plus Net Tower Hotel Padova

Popular things to do in Padova

Scrovegni Chapel
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Scrovegni Chapel

4.5/5(203 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.

University of Padova
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University of Padova

4.5/5(39 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. 

Pedrocchi Cafe
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Pedrocchi Cafe

4/5(10 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.

Church of the Eremitani
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Church of the Eremitani

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Visit this bright and airy 13th-century church to discover medieval treasures that were spared from bombardment during World War II.

Giardini dell'Arena
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Giardini dell'Arena

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Roman ruins, medieval churches and museums add context and intrigue, while floral displays and double fountains embellish the scenery in this large riverside park.

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

4.5/5(25 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.

Top activities in Padova

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

£112

DISCOVER THE VOLCANIC HILLS OF VENICE BY TASTING THEM The Euganean Hills are a group of hills of volcanic origin that rise to heights of 300 to 600 m from the Padovan-Venetian plain a few km south of Venice.

Vacation Photographer in Padua
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Vacation Photographer in Padua

£24

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

The walled town of Monselice
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The walled town of Monselice

£43

With this experiential tour to Monselice we’ll know better this walled city by which many writers, artists, and poets were inspired. We’ll visit the Castle of Monselice, a real treasure chest where ancient weapons, beautiful tapestries and marvellous furniture from all Italy are preserved.

Padua Tour like a local
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Padua Tour like a local

£51

This tour will take us, together with a local accompanist, will lead us to discover the real Padua. We will take a walk around the city to discover the most important sights and monuments.

Arquà Petrarca, the medieval village
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Arquà Petrarca, the medieval village

£60

With this tour to Arquà Petrarca we’ll discover the second most beautiful medieval villages in venetian region. Francesco Petrarca, one of the most famous Italian poets, made Arquà Petrarca his home.

Afternoon Venice Gondola Private Ride
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Afternoon Venice Gondola Private Ride

£30

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Gondola Rides, Unnamed Road, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy No trip to Venice would be complete without a graceful and romantic glide down the Grand Canal in an authentic Venetian gondola.

Reviews of Padova

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Aug 2019

Will be back.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Jun 2019

Nice place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Jun 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed Padova - great mixture of Art and Architecture. Easy to navigate, with lovely side streets leading to lively Piazzas. Good was great, and all major shopping brands available alongside local crafts

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 May 2019

Lovely town which much to see, calm and quiet compared to Venice which we did a day trip to. Good shopping and wonderful food markets

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 May 2019

We loved Padova. Great atmosphere great for sight seeeing

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 May 2019

Lovely little university city with fascinating history.