Padua

Shop JoeTourist! - t-shirts, mugs, sweatshirts, and more - personalized just for you - Shop JoeTourist!

Up ] Rome ] Vatican Observatory ] Vatican City ] Florence ] Science History Museum ] Pisa ] [ Padua ] Venice ] Milan ]

 

Home
Solar Eclipse Cruise 2012
Incan Empires Cruise
New Zealand
Volendam 2010 Cruise
Southern Africa
South Africa
Zambia
Botswana
Costa Rica
Greece
Italy
Libya
Fiji
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas
Hawaii
Belize
Caribbean
French Polynesia
Travel Tips
Travel Info
Online Arrangements
Guest Book
Search
Privacy Statement

April 4, Aerial photo of Padua ?2006 - Tuesday - We hit the road early again today, departing Florence for a stop in Padua and then onward to Venice.

In Padua, the bus must park on the edge of town in a large parking lot, since Padua is a medieval town with very narrow streets. We have a very interesting tour of the University of Padua (Universitą degli Studi di Padova). Galileo taught and worked in this university for 18 years. The University started in the early 1200's, and is the second oldest in Italy (interesting history). The wall murals and coats of arms represent the history one of the first Gymnasium Omnium Disciplinarum (freedom of thought) universities in the world - thanks mainly to protection from the Catholic church by the powerful Venetian Republic.

The town is clean and quiet, since only a few commercial vehicles are allowed on the inner city roads.  Otherwise, it is mainly scooters, bicycles and pedestrians using the narrow streets in this city.  The prices in the shops reflect an affluent clientele.  A recommended stop if you have a day or two to spare, and you are on your way to Venice.


Prato della Valle
, shops around the park, Padua

Prato della Valle
, shops around the park, Padua

Joe standing beside the statue of Galileo Galilei, Prato della Valle, Padua

Entranceway to the University of Padua

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, first female graduate of any university, June 25, 1676, University of Padua

Anatomy  theatre, University of Padua

Coats of arms, University of Padua

Coats of arms, University of Padua

Coats of arms, University of Padua

Il Caffe Pedrocchi, the first coffee shop in Italy

Flower shop in Padua

Canal, Padua

 

Turismo Padova - sights in Padua from Tourism Padua, including walking & bike tours, and audio tours.

horizontal rule

Next >>> Venice
Florence <<<Previous

 

 

 

 
JoeTourist InfoSystems

Guest Book

JoeTourist Blog

Search JoeTourist

Last updated: January 06, 2014

Creative Commons License © 2014 JoeTourist InfoSystems
Want to use photos or text from this website? Please read the Copyright and Terms of Use statement first!

Privacy Statement
JoeTourist is a registered trademark of Joseph Carr

Shop JoeTourist®