Your travel guide to Padua
If you are looking for a city break amidst arcaded streets, picturesque bridges and romantic canals, then Padua has it all. Venere.com is proud to offer an impressive range of affordable Padua hotels, bed and breakfasts and guesthouses to suit any pocket or taste.
Padua, or Padova, as it is also popularly known, was the setting for Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and is reputedly the oldest city in northern Italy. Located on the Bacchiglione River 40 km (25 miles) west of Venice in the Veneto region, this University City is a truly enchanting destination. Padova is also relatively close to airports at Venice, Verona, Treviso and Bologna, and is accessible by 3 autostrade motorways and regular train services. Getting around the city is mostly by bus or tram although the best way to appreciate its inimitable charms is on foot.
Why not book a romantic weekend away and treat yourself to luxury 4 star accommodation in the splendid Hotel Grand'Italia, right in the historic centre of Padua, close to the Cappella degli Scrovegni chapel frescoed by Giotto, and boasting elegant Art Noveau style. Business guests will appreciate the Accademia Palace Hotel in Padova, ideally located just 200 metres from the trade exhibition centre and very close to the main railway station and the city centre.
Whatever your reasons for travelling to this much-visited destination, you will find a wealth of architectural, geographical and historical delights around every corner. Padova is home to the oldest botanical garden (1545) in the world, and Saint Anthony's Basilica is visited by millions of pilgrims every year. The impressive catherdral, or Duomo, boasts Michealangelo’s involvement, whilst the spectacular Prato della Valle was once a Roman Theatre and then fair ground, and is the biggest square in Europe.
Affordable hotel accommodation is available all over Padova, whether you are looking for superior rooms, exclusive suites, economical hotels, cheap bed and breakfast rates or Padua competitively priced hotels. For an independent stay in Padova, why not use Venere.com to help you choose an apartment or town house and make yourself truly at home.