Palazzo della Ragione
Ancient Padua can be glimpsed in elegant twin squares separated by the triple-decker Gothic Palazzo della Ragione, the city’s tribunal...
Built from a much-altered design of Michelangelo’s, the whitewashed symmetry of Padua's cathedral is a far cry from its rival in Piazza...
Palazzo del Bò
This Renaissance palazzo is the seat of Padua’s history-making university. Founded by renegade scholars from Bologna seeking greater...
Enoteca Il Tira Bouchon
With a guiding French hand behind the bar you can be sure of an excellent prosecco or spritz at this traditional wine bar beneath the...
Though hidden under an ancient portico, this local foodies’ favourite is airy and modern with red-leather loungers, a long, sleek bar...
Lonely Planet review
Preserving the long tradition of the university tavern, L'Anfora is perpetually filled with a raucous crowd of students and professors pressing home their points fuelled by an ample supply of spritz (prosecco -based drink) and snacks. On the chalkboard daily dishes feature no-frills cucina casalinga (home cooking) of the Veneto, from sardines in saor to orecchiette pasta with turnip greens and ricotta.