Prato della Valle

  based on 1 review   write a review

Prato della Valle, Padova, Italy

Prato della Valle Padova Reviews

Maurizioago Maurizio…
572 reviews
A large square. Jan 27, 2017
This square is said to be the second largest square in the world. At its centre there is a elliptical grassy island (isola Memmia). It is surrounded by a canal crossed by four stone bridges and lined by a 78 statues representing famous people.

Originally this square housed a Roman theatre and later a fairground. Then it deteriorated into a swamp. In 1775 it was transformed into a 22 acre park.

Various events are held in Prato della Valle; even a open air market every saturday. Every third sunday of the month a antiquity market is scheduled there.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!

Related Travel Blogs About Prato della Valle

Saturdaymorning we woke up early. Because the opera was cancelled the day before we slept a little earlier too, so we had enough sleep to start a new day fresh (or at least a little). We had breakfas…Padova now. The first thing was the Prato della Valle, a beautiful oval square with a lot of statues of famous…

Compare Padua Hotel Rates (<1km away)

Prato della Valle Map
1 review - $47
1 review - $69
photo by: Miranda-Maas