Padua: Country style house
- 3 BDR
- 3 BA
- Sleeps 8
€150 to €150 EUR
Full equipped own kitchen, 3bathrooms, towels, bed linen, soap, washing machine, hairdryer, barbecue, TV, electric fan, 6 meters pool and parking in own closed independent garden with electrical gate.
Monselice 4,00 Km, with high way and train to Venice 50 min. (minutes) and Padua 20 min., train every hour. Venice 50 min. Car.
Monselice: 5 km, rail station, town wall and tower, Medieval castle Marcello, Romanic chatedral
Montagnana: 26 km, medieval fortified town entirely walled up
Padova, anglicized to Padua, is a city of visual contrasts. In a relatively compact area lie the narrow streets of its old town, the Renaissance grandeur of its main squares, the Byzantine domes of the St. Anthony shrine, and the broad symmetrical vista and statue-lined waterway of Prato della Valle. Just as varied are its tourist attractions, which include a prestigious university with the world's first botanic garden and anatomy theater, a frescoed chapel that is one of Italy's primary artistic treasures, and the burial place and shrine of one of the world's most revered saints. From its Roman beginnings, it was one of Italy's wealthiest cities, and in the 14th century, it drew some of Italy's finest artists: Giotto, Giovanni, Donatello, Paolo Uccello, and others who left the city a largesse of artworks.
About halfway between Milan and Venice, Verona is one of Italy's most popular cities for tourists, who revel in its art, architecture, opera, and literary fame. It lies in the sweeping S-curve of the River Adige as it emerges from the Alps. Verona's Centro Storico, the historic center, where you'll find most of the attractions, is linked with the left bank neighborhoods by ten bridges. Because Verona is so often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor, Venice, tourists often try to see it in one day, but there are so many things to do here that you'll want to spend longer in this charming city.
Verona became a Roman colony in 89 BC and developed into an important town. There are several remains from this time, including the Roman amphitheater, and the city is equally rich in Romanesque churches from the 11th and 12th centuries. Verona was an important artistic center in the Renaissance and earlier, under the powerful della Scala family. You'll meet them everywhere, referred to as the Scaligeri. The leading 15th- and 16th-century architects were Fra Giocondo and Michele Sanmicheli, who were responsible for several splendid buildings and the bastioned town walls
With a city as filled with tourist attractions as Venice, it's hard to know where to begin. Perhaps the best way is to simply get lost for a few hours wandering through its enchanting little streets and passageways, strolling beside its canals, and finding its secret corners. At every turn, you'll see something worth remembering with a photo. No matter where this exploration takes you, it's easy to find your way back to Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal. Most of the best sights you'll want to visit lie around these two landmarks.
Venice is divided into six sestieri, neighborhoods that have distinctly different characters.