Padua - The City Of The Saint
For the great desire I had to see | fair Padua, nursery of arts, I am arrived... | and am to Padua come, as he that leaves | a shallow plash to plunge in the deep, and | with satiety seeks to quench his thirst. (William Shakespeare)
Padua is one of the most captivating and dynamic cities in Italy. It is a fascinating blend of the historic and the modern, of centuries-old traditions and an urban rhythm that lends it a unique atmosphere. Known also as the City of the Saint and the economic capital of Veneto, Padua is one of the most important cities of art in Italy. Rich in history, tradition and culture and surrounded by the lagoon, hills and pre-alps, it has one of the most important thermal basins in northern Italy. The Basilica of Sant’Antonio attracts pilgrims from around the world. The countless works of art that enhance the city are also a draw for tourists.
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