Welcome to Padua
Though under an hour from Venice, Padua seems a world away with its medieval marketplaces, Fascist-era facades and hip student population. As a medieval city-state and home to Italy’s second-oldest university, Padua challenged both Venice and Verona for regional hegemony. A series of extraordinary fresco cycles recalls this golden age – including in Giotto’s remarkable Cappella degli Scrovegni, Menabuoi’s heavenly... Read More
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Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise
Meet with your guide in Venice in the morning at Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “Pontile della Pietà”, in front of the Pietà Church (Chiesa della Pietà).Embark and start the cruise towards the Brenta Riviera; presentation of the various Villas seen from the river.Pass along Fusina, through the Moranzani Lock with rising of the water level.Approx at 10:30 am: stop at Malcontenta for the internal guided tour of Villa Foscari called “La Malcontenta”;Continue cruising between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river.Attive in Oriago and stop for lunch at the famous restaurant “Il Burchiello” (at own expense); choose between an optional discounted lunch or free time;After lunch, continue your cruise to Mira; stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana;Cruising continues between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river. Pass through the Mira and Dolo Locks with rising of the water level.Upon arrival in Stra, stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Pisani.At 5.30 pm embark and continue your cruise passing through Stra and Noventa Padovana Locks with rising of the water level. Cruise along the course of the old Venetian burchielli passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli of Noventa Padovana; cruise to Padova with arrival to the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port in the historical centre of Padua, around 7.00 pm.
8-Day Best of Italy Tour from Rome Including Tuscany, Venice and Milan
Your 8-day tour begins in Italy’s capital, Rome, once the heart of the Roman Empire. Fittingly called the Eternal City, Rome has timeless appeal, and during your visit you’ll be bowled over by its array of incredible monuments. Spend two nights here, enjoying independent sightseeing time plus a guided tour.Travel north into Umbria to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Assisi, and then venture into Tuscany – the region typified by rolling hills and sun-drenched vineyards. Tuscany’s leading city, Florence, is your base for two nights, providing you with convenient access to visit the top destinations in this gorgeous region; relax in Siena, see Renaissance art and architecture in Florence and then visit Pisa if you wish.Continue east into the Veneto area and spend two nights in beautiful Venice, discovering its myriad of canals and Gothic palazzos. Admire its delights on a walking tour, visit the islands of Murano, and then discover the neighboring city of Padua. The last part of your tour includes a day in the Italian Lakes, visiting Lake Garda and Lake Como, before staying in Milan overnight. See the city's top attractions, and then finish your tour with a drop-off at Milano Centrale station. Alternatively, make use of a complimentary transfer back to Rome.Please note: The listed price does not include a city tax, payable at the time of hotel check-in. The tax is required by the hotels and is not within our control.
Full-Day Padua to Venice Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise
Embark from Padua at 8:00am from the historical Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, which is the ancient river port of the city. Cruise along the same course of the old Venetian burchielli of the 18th century. Passing in front of the georgous Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana along the way. You will pass through the Noventa Padovana and Stra Locks during the descent of the water level. Arrive in Stra at 9:20am with an internal, guided tour of Villa Pisani. After the tour, navigate towards Dolo with different Villas seen from the river along the way and passing through the Dolo Lock for another descent of water level. Continue cruising towards Mira with more villas, villages and swing bridges seen along the way. There will be a stop at Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana for a guided tour. Next, you will head towards Oriago for a lunch break at the famous restaurant Il Burchiello. Cruising will continue towards Malcontenta where you will stop at Villa Foscari, called La Malcontenta, for a guided tour.At 4:30pm, continue cruising towards Moranzani with sightseeing along the river. Heading towards Venice, you will arrive at San Marco at the landing stage around 5:30pm.
Transfer Padova to Venice City or Airport and Vice Versa
A standard sedan private transfer service from Padova city to Venice airport or vice versa. Maximum 3 people with one suitcase and one hand luggage each.Arrivals: In case of flight delay, custom controls, lost luggage, etc, we will wait at the airport for 45 minutes since the official landing time. After that we will try to contact you asking whether we should leave or to wait for you. The waiting after 45 minutes will be charged € 15,00/30 minutes. With no advice and in case of no answer we will consider it a no show service and we will leave the airport.Departure: we will need a meeting point (hotel, restaurant, museum, address) and a precise pick-up time. We also need the departure time of your flight(s). We will wait for 20 minutes at the meeting point since the agreed pick-up time. After that, we will try to contact you asking whether to leave or to wait for you. The waiting after 20 minutes will be charged € 15,00/30 minutes. With no advice and in case of no answer we will consider it a no show service and we will leave the meeting point.
Small-Group Padua Walking Tour Including Giotto Frescoes
The tour will depart from the railway station of Padua at 10am. There, the guide will pick you up and take to the Scrovegni Chapel to admire the beautiful frescoes painted by the Italian Master Giotto. The tour will go on through the narrow streets of the city center where you will see the beautiful squares full of shops and café and you could enjoy a typical coffee at the historical Caffé Pedrocchi (at your own expense).The lunch is at a typical restaurant where you will be invited to taste the dishes of the tradition.During the afternoon a walking tour will take you to the large Prato della Valle, a beautiful square surrounded by ancient palaces.The tour will end with the visit of the Basilica of Saint Anthony.
Private Padua Walking Tour
The tour allows you to discover the historical city center with its ancient Cafés, the beautiful squares, the Jewish "Ghetto" area, one of the best preserved areas of the city. Later you will go on to Prato della Valle, one of the largest square in Europe to admire the beautiful palaces, statues and fountains that surround it.Next to the square you will also see Saint Anthony's Basilica and the famous "Botanical Garden" which, founded in the XVI century as the private University garden of curative herbs, it still contains an important collection of rare plants (please note that inside visit to the garden is not included).