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Prato della Valle, Padua

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Take a breather from your tour of the city and watch the world go by at Prato della Valle, a 90 sq m (969 sq ft) elliptical square, the largest such public space in the country and one of the biggest in Europe. The square was built in 1775 on the site of what used to be a theater and fairground. The present layout includes a large central grassy area, which is surrounded by a statue-lined canal and a broad expanse of flagstones. On the weekends the square is the site of a popular market, but on all other days this space attracts joggers, cyclers, rollerbladers, and passing tourists stopping by for a quick rest and a few snapshots. The square is said to be at its most photogenic in the evening. Prato della Valle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • Italy's largest square is just south of the old city. It has the form of an oval and is decorated with no less than 78 statues! During the 1630s the swampy area was turned into a theatre ground and a....  more
    Italy's largest square is just south of the old city. It has the form of an oval and is decorated with no less than 78 statues! During the 1630s the swampy area was turned into a theatre ground and a....  more »
  • It was a very nice place. Read on google about the place for more info. There were lots of stalls around the green. Nice area to sit and have a picnic 
    It was a very nice place. Read on google about the place for more info. There were lots of stalls around the green. Nice area to sit and have a picnic  more »
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  • Just amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed the park with all the architectures, the water body and the lush greenery. Best part is vehicles are not allowed close to the park, so one can stroll across it and enjoy great times. Highly recommended if you are in Padova.
  • One of the most beautiful places in Padova! This piazza is rich in history and a simple walk around allows you to discover incredible buildings, ancient stories, and the bustling life of the city. A big and newly renovated parking place and supermarket are placed on one side of the piazza, making for easy access. Beautiful place to start your way into the Padova city center!

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