Love note sparks bomb scare in Padua

Piazza dei Signori, Padua.

Piazza dei Signori, Padua. Image by Son of Groucho / CC BY 2.0

Police evacuated the Piazza dei Signori in Padua at the weekend, after a plastic cylinder, suspected to be a bomb, was spotted attached to the San Clemente church with wire. After a controlled explosion, the cylinder was found to be a ‘geocache’ (part of an online treasure hunt) containing a love note that read ‘In this corner of Piazza dei Signori we had our first kiss. Alice and Alberto’, a little bell with a red bow and a copper pendant. Read more:

Places from this story

Recent stories


16 unique things to do in Hanoi

9 min readPublished about 4 hours ago
JANUARY 21, 2018: People eating at a street café in the old quarter of Hanoi.

10 must-do things on your trip to Milwaukee

5 min readPublished about 18 hours ago
Downtown Milwaukee skyline with the Milwaukee Art Museum on the right.
Destination Practicalities

Do you need a visa to go to Turkey?

2 min readPublished about 18 hours ago
Kaputas Beach Turkey Mediterranean Sea

10 unmissable places to visit in Wales

5 min readPublished about 19 hours ago
Pobbles Bay beach at the Three Cliffs Bay.

Related content