The city of Padua



Thanks to a 48-hour pass and 2 nights at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to visit the whole beauty of Padua, surpassing queues and waiting, enjoying freedomly its characteristic and unique art and culture.

Padovacard also entitles to free use of public transport (bus and tram) APS.

Whilst guests arriving by car can park for free in the parking lot nearby APS of Padua, Rabin square Prato della Valle.

 

Here are the places where you can get for free:

  • Duomo Baptistery of Padua
The Baptistery of Padua, located to the right of the cathedral, dates from the Twelfth century. It was revised the following century. It was consecrated by Guido, Patriarch of Grado (1281). It is also the mausoleum of the Carraresi. The frescoes which decorate it (1375-1376) are by Giusto de Menabuoi.
 
  • Scrovegni Chapel

The Scrovegni Chapel cycle of frescoes is considered one of the greatest art masterpieces of the Italian and European 14th century painting. It is the most complete and best preserved cycle of frescoes painted by the Tuscan master Giotto. Colours and light, poetry and pathos. God and Man. Nature and History, Human feelings and Faith mix together in a unique and inimitable style, which totally transformed the language of Western art. 

  • Eremitani Civic Museum

The Civic Museum Eremitani born around the middle of the nineteenth and early (between 1865 and 1870) is enriched with precious legacies donated by the wealthy merchant Nicholas Bottacin. The museum contains valuable collections in sections Archeological Museum and Medieval Modern ArtMuseum. 

  • Pedrocchi cafè

The Pedrocchi Café is a café founded in the 18th century in central Padua, Italy. It has architectural prominence because its rooms were decorated in diverse styles, arranged in an eclectic ensemble by the architect Giuseppe Jappelli. The café has historical prominence because of its role in the 1848 riots against the Habsburg monarchy, as well as for being an attraction for artists over the last century from the French novelist Stendhal to Lord Byron to the Italian writer Dario Fo.

  • Petrarch's House

The original structure of the house - where the famous poet lived - dates back to the 13th century. Built on two levels, the house had been modified by Petrarca himself, he reserved for his family and him the highest floor of the building. During the 16th century, after the poet’s death, the owner of the house of that time, Paolo Valdezzocco, decided to build the lodge in the Renaissance style and the outdoor stairs. Inspired by Petrarca’s works Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (Il Canzoniere)I Trionfi and Africa , he ordered to paint the walls.

  • Loggia and Odeo Cornaro

The loggia, dated 1524, is a work by the architect Giovanni Maria Falconetto from Verona and was designed as an ancient fixed theatre stage: the audience used to place the benches in front of the loggia to watch Ruzzante's plays. The Odeon owes its name to the octagonal hall at the centre of the ground floor destite to listening to music. The stuccos are by Tiziano Minio, the grotesques and the painting of the central hall are attributed to Gualtiero Padovano. 

  • Palazzo della Ragione 

The Palazzo della Ragione was built in 1218 and enlarged in 1306. Until 1797 it was used as city council's assembly hall and palace of justice (hence the appelation della Ragione, meaning of reason). 


The offer includes:

  • 2 nights in hotel in double room with breakfast included
  • 2 PadovaCard tickets 48h
 

Total price of € 182.00


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