Padua

Padua (Italian: Padova) is a city of northern Italy, 40 km west of Venice. Its agricultural setting is the Pianura Veneta. To the city's south west lies the Euganaean Hills. The city is home to the 800 year old University of Padua, which is famous for having had Galileo Galilei among its lecturers. The city is picturesque, with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazzas. Many bridges cross the various branches of the Bacchiglione River, which once surrounded the ancient walls like a moat. Padua is also the setting for Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. There are many churches to see in Padua, including the Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Oratorio de San Giorgio, Cappella degli Scrovegni, Santa Giustina Basilica, Chiesa Ermitani and the Duomo (Cathedral). Other attractions include a Botanic Garden, Jewish Guetto (located between Piazza della Frutta and via Roma), the Belzoni Museo-Laboratatio di Antichi Strumenti Scientifici, Roman ruins and the famous Prato della Valle. At 90,000 square metres, Prato della Valle is the biggest square in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the World. Historically a Roman theater and later a fairground, it was redone in 1775 to the present layout: a large central grassy area, surrounded by a statue-lined canal and a broad expanse of flagstones.

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