Welcome to the oldest treasury of the entire Veneto region. According to Virgilian Eneide, Padua was created by the hands of Antenone, a Trojan prince, at the beginning of the 11th century and then developed by the civilization of the ancient Veneti people.
Located on the flat Po Valley, Padua area is crossed by several rivers including Brenta, Baccaglione, Adige and many artificial canals. To the south-west you can discover Euganean Hills, unique reliefs of volcanic origin in the entire province.
The province of Padua is famous for its wealth of cultural, historical and architectural heritage. In addition to the Padua Old Town, a symbol of the 14 th century in Italy, there are many places of interest such as the Euganean Thermal baths, thelargest center of SPA in Europe including such resorts as Abano, Montegrotto, Galzignano, Battaglia and Teolo. Thanks to the strong strategic role of the territory, local walls, castles and strongholds scattered throughout the province are very well known: Cittadella, Monselice, Este, Montagnana and Padua.
For those who love beautiful landscapes and walks, the already mentioned Euganean Hills are the perfect place. Surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves, these iconic hills offers a perfect blend of nature and architecture featuring breathtaking panoramic views with villas, castles, abbeys and historic villages.
Along the banks of Brenta river you will definitely appreciate place of interest perfectly reflecting Italian history. Venetian Villas represent iconic names like Casanova, Galileo, D'Annunzio, praised by writers like Goethe and Goldoni and designed by Palladio, Scamozzi, Frimigelica and Preti. Villa Pasini, preserving famous frescoes of Tiepolo and Guarana, Villa Soranzo located just after Fiesso d'Artico, Villa Angeli and its ancient Molini, Villa Wildmann, Villa Barchessa Valmarena in Mira and Villa Foscarini, signature masterpiece of well-known Italian architect Palladio.
Here you will find ideal destination for historical, artistic and cultural discoveries. Plan your ideal trip to Padua with MyItaly.