La cittá del Santo

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Basilica di Santa Giustina

I took the regional train Trento-Padova on Friday afternoon. I was happy that it was a direct route, so I didn’t have to change trains with all of my luggage. It took three hours to get to Padova and my host arrived in a little bit.

After dropping my bags at his place, he took me on a little tour to the Padova centre. Our first stop was by the city walls and I could also see some of its channels. Then we visited most of the very important historical buildings of the city like the Cathedral and Baptistero, the Piazza del Signori and some of the markets and vendings in the area; we also visited the headquarters of the ancient University of Padova, a place that I am going to visit in more detail as it has some wonderful historical facilities inside, like a podium where Galileo used to teach and the classroom of anatomy. The Municipio and the old Ghetto of Padova were also on out tour.

One of the best stops was by the Prato della Valle, a magnificent square with lots of wonderful statues of Padovan heroes. By the square one can see the Basilica di Santa Giustina and also very near there is the Basilica del Santo, a Basilica dedicated to San Antonio de Padua of course. I will visit both of these basilicas in more detail next Tuesday. And so it ended this excellent walking tour of Padova, a wonderful insight in the many beauties of this charming city.

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Basilica di Santa Giustina
Basilica di Santa Giustina
The city canals
The city canals
Me at the city canals
Me at the city canals
Religious shopping
Religious shopping
Piazza Duomo
Piazza Duomo
Duomo of Padova
Duomo of Padova
Baptisterio
Baptisterio
Inside the Cathedral
Inside the Cathedral
One of the doors to the ancient ci…
One of the doors to the ancient c…
Ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto
Ghetto
Me at the Prato della Valle
Me at the Prato della Valle
Us at the Prato della Valle
Us at the Prato della Valle
Us at the Prato della Valle
Us at the Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
Basilica di Santa Giustina
Basilica di Santa Giustina
Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
Prato della Valle
Panoramica de Prato della Valle
Panoramica de Prato della Valle
Basilica del Santo
Basilica del Santo
Basilica del Santo
Basilica del Santo
Gate to Basilica del Santo
Gate to Basilica del Santo
Basilica del Santo
Basilica del Santo
More religious shopping
More religious shopping
Patio of Basilica del Santo
Patio of Basilica del Santo
Padova
photo by: Miranda-Maas