Population 213.000 – Padova (Padua) is the capital of the Province and it is located in the middle of Veneto Region, in north eastern Italy, 33 km west from Venezia (Venice) and 90 km east from Verona. In Padova art, culture, nature, science and spirituality blend in a unique mix that makes the visit a complete enjoyment. The general aspect of the inner city can be discovered in many ways, simply wandering around, appreciating the sightings behind every corner.
The two main treasures of the town, instead, Giotto’s frescoes inside the Scrovegni Chapel and st. Antony’s basilica must be religiously appreciated personally entering and standing into them for all the time one’s spirit requires.
Although the city is fairly well sized for Italian standards, the vast majority of interesting sights is concentrated in the city centre. That is quite common for most Italian cities because they often developed around the ancient roman or medieval walled town. Furthermore, the two rivers of the town (the Brenta, from North to east and the Bacchiglione, from south to east) and the net of navigable canals set the boundaries of Padova. Walls and canals determined not only its shape but also its history and development. A nice way to see Padova from a different perspective is to navigate along the internal canals with one of the boat tours departing from the ancient port of the Portello.