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Think about spending your next holiday in the Veneto region in Italy. Excellent idea- why not stay in the province of Padua?! So book apartments Padua province offers and begin your holiday in the province’s capital, Padua city. Stay in villas in Padua city and you will be able to explore the treasure trove of medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. You can also use the villas in Padua as a base to visit the towns of Montagnana and Citadella which are popular for having well-preserved city walls from medieval times. You can visit beautiful and ancient villas in Padua's countryside, such as Villa Contarini located in Piazzola sul Brenta and Villa Barbarigo located in Valsanzibio. Nature lovers will love staying in villas Padua province offers, for they can relax amidst the beautiful landscape of the wooded Euganean Hills or in ancient spas, such as Montegrotto Terme, Abano Terme, Galzignano Terme or Battaglia Terme. The Venetian Lagoon partly lies in the province of Padua and is definitely worth a visit. The beautiful countryside of the province is perfect for horse riding or cycling, which will also allow you to explore the natural beauty of the region.
The city of Padua is one of the oldest in the country. It is believed that the city was established in 1184 BC. Tourists from all over the world flock here. But finding apartments in Padua is never an issue. Check out the beautiful villas Padua city has to enjoy a memorable holiday. The best way to explore the city is taking a boat ride on its canal. Many of the historic buildings are located in centre of the city, around Prato della Valle. Here you can visit the Basilica of St. Antonio and the university close to the Basilica, which was established way back in 1222. The university campus is home to the Orto Botanico, the popular botanical garden of the city. Make sure to visit Piazza Signore to check out the clock tower and the Palace of Justice. Other attractions in the city include the Kapella degli Srovegni and the Baptistery.
The villas Padua province offers will allow you to see the fascinating walls of Citadella town and the karst springs, a special natural phenomena. In the city of Montagnana you can explore the medieval city centre, which still has well-preserved walls with 24 towers. At one of the four gates, Porta Padova, there is a castle that is worth checking out. In addition, there are several old buildings such as the Palace of Pretorio and Monte Pieta, which is a puppet house constructed in the 18th century. Apartments Padua province offers here will allow you to explore the 1503 Gothic Church of Piazzo Vittorio Emmanuele. If you love festivals, plan your stay in a villa of Padua province to coincide with the popular Ham Festival, which is held in May, or Palio, which is an equestrian competition held in September every year. In fact, this competition has been taking place in Montagnana since the 14th century. Alternatively, stay in Montegrotto Terme, a town 12 kilometres outside of Padua city, and visit the popular hot springs over there. After having rejuvenated your body and mind in the springs you can head to the town centre to check out an archaeological excavation site. There is also a huge Roman spa complex here that is worth visiting. Villas Padua province offers here will allow you to visit Mount Ceva to see Villa Draghi, which has a beautiful and huge garden covered with old trees.
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