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Explore The Cultural Landmarks and History of Padua

Ready to explore an intriguing and vibrant city with a millennial history? From the Roman empire to the four centuries influence of the Republic of Venice, through barbaric invasions to World War 2 bombings, and the golden-century ruled by the Carraresi family after becoming a 'comune', Padua has seen it all!

From Padua
Online Experience
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the streets of Padua
  • Get a locals perspective on various aspects of the city, including why it is called the "City of the Three Withouts"
  • Visit famous landmarks of the city like the "historical Cafe Pedrocchi, Piazza dei Signori, the University and the Palazzo della Ragione with its covered markets"
Description

Ready to explore an intriguing and vibrant city with a millennial history? From the Roman empire to the four centuries influence of the Republic of Venice, through barbaric invasions to World War 2 bombings, and the golden-century ruled by the Carraresi family after becoming a 'comune', Padua has seen it all! 

Join me for this fantastic, interactive Online Experience and explore Padua through the eyes of a local. I will show you amazing sites and help you learn cultural aspects that make my hometown unique. Only someone born here can offer you an authentic perspective into the 'goliardia' student movement, the invention of modern aperitif spritz, and why Padua is called the "City of the Three Withouts". 

Starting from at the Scrovegni Chapel dating back to the 14th century, we will look for the remains of the old city wall and the Roman museum. Passing another 14th-century church, we will reach the city centre and cross one of the 11 ancient city gates. We then move to Herb Square to see a huge palace that has a sundial inside. 

You will discover through the eyes of a local the historical city centre, one of the largest in Europe; the main squares with their vibrant life and markets; and the historical Cafè Pedrocchi and its role during the Italian Risorgimento. We will also admire one of the oldest universities in Europe, seat of the mysterious anatomical theatre where Galileo Galilei taught for 18 years, the Palazzo della Ragione and its role during medieval times, and the Carrarese palace, where we will finish our journey of Padua admiring the incredible Astronomical clock and learning about the legend behind it. The clock tower is located in the Ghetto area, which used to be the Jewish residential area in olden times and now houses several bars and cafes.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 90 EUR for a group of 6 OR as a private session for 120 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Flavio Lazzaretto

Ciao, come xea? You just learnt your first word in my local dialect! I am a local tour guide born and raised in Padua, so you will definitely get to discover this beautiful city as a local. After studying engineering from Padua, I went to live abroad and travelled the five continents, and became a tour guide to follow my passions for discovering new places and cultures. After years of leading tours all over Italy and Europe, I have decided it was time to show people from abroad the beauty and the hidden gems of my home town.
Also, being an Italian, I am indeed a foodie and I love cooking while sipping a great wine, so you will learn about some wonderful local recipes to make at home. Indulge yourself and let me be your host on this fascinating tour of Padua powered by TourHQ.

From USD 110 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.