This is an itinerary for those who would like to spend 2 in Padova: not so much, but enough to appreciate places, tastes and the atmosphere of the city and you will come back soon for sure.
This is a proposal that you can modify as you like according to your starting point, your spare time and your needs.
First Day - morning
You can at the beginning admire the astonishing Prato della Valle, one of the biggest square of Europe. Spend some minutes to visit the St. Justine Cathedral, a huge Renaissance building.
In the immediate vicinity you can find the Orto Botanico, a Unesco heritage site.
The last morning stop in The Saint Square, where it is possible to admire the celebrated Basilica del Santo, a worldwide known pilgrim destination, one of the symbols of the city
Take the chance to visit the Orario di St Giorgio and the Scuola del Santo, the Guild-Hall of the Saint.
First Day - afternoon
In the afternoon, walking down in Via del Santo and reaching the town centre, you will pass in front of Palazzo Zabarella, a successful painters – exhibitions venue and then by Antenore tomb, the legendary founder of the city.
We suggest the visit of the interior of Palazzo della Ragione, you will be astonished by the frescos and wooden ceiling of this stunning building.
By the end of the day, the Cathedral and Baptistery are worth a visit, a jewel for the frescoes of 14thC.
Second day - morning
Start the walk tour with the visit of the Palazzo del Bo, the ancient University.
Enjoy a walk in the shopping area with its fashion shops and look at the vibrant life of Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza della Frutta and Piazza dei Signori in the morning time.
A few steps away from here the Café Pedrocchi: visit the Museo del Risorgimento at the first floor and then take a break with a typical aperitivo in che worldwide known cafè.
Second day - afternoon
In the afternoon, passing through Porta Altinate, move to the Piazza Eremitani: in front of you the Chiesa degli Eremitani is worth a visit in a few minutes.
At the left side, the Musei Civici Eremitani, in which you can enter to the Cappella degli Scrovegni, the worldwide famous Chapel with Giotto’s frescos cycle. (please be informed about how to book a visit before arriving).
A ticket will allow you to visit the chapel, the museum rooms (select the ones you prefer) and the Palazzo Zuckermann, the venues of an important decorative art museum.