Padova

avatar We are only 30 minutes from Padua. Padua is one of the most charming and dynamic cities in Italy. The city centre boasts a wealth of fine medieval, renaissance and modern architecture; The most famous of the Paduan churches is the Basilica di Sant'Antonio da Padova, locally simply known as "Il Santo". The bones of the saint rest in a chapel richly ornamented with carved marbles. Sant'Antonio is treated as Vatican territory.
One of the best known symbols of Padua is the Prato della Valle, a 90,000 mē elliptical square. This is believed to be the biggest in Europe, after Red Square in Moscow. In the centre is a wide garden surrounded by a ditch, which is lined by 78 statues portraying famous citizens.The Scrovegni Chapel (Italian: Cappella degli Scrovegni) is Padua's most famous sight. It houses a remarkable cycle of frescoes completed in 1305 by Giotto.