Attractions to explore nearby University of Padua Botanical Garden
The botanical garden of Padua, founded in 1545, is the oldest botanical garden in the world still in its original location. Located in an area of about 2.2 hectares, it is located in the historic center of Padua, near Prato Della Valle. Since 1997 is a World Heritage of ' UNESCO. It established in 1545, was created for the cultivation of medicinal plants which made up the majority of the "simple" medicines from nature. For this reason, the original name of the garden was "Giardino dei Semplici
Prato Della Valle is a large elliptical square which is one of the largest in Europe, second only to the Red Square in Moscow. The square is actually a large monumental space characterized by a central green island, called Isola Memmia. It was surrounded by a small canal bordered by two rings of statues. It is one of the main meeting points and also a nice hangout place too.
The Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua is one of the largest churches in the world, visited every year by more than 5 million pilgrims. The relics of Saint Anthony are preserved here. Behind the high altar, nine radiating chapels punctuate a broad ambulatory homing in on the Cappella delle Reliquie, where the relics of St Anthony reside. The basilica bears a remarkable resemblance to St. Mark's in Venice, but here blends Romanesque, Gothic, and Byzantine styles to set it apart.
Piazza Delle Erbe is the oldest square in Verona and rises above the area of the Roman Forum. In the Roman age, it was the center of political and economic life; over time the Roman buildings gave way to medieval ones. In 2012 it was considered the most loved Italian market in the world according to research carried out by the Marilena Ferrari Foundation, which monitored 100 of the main foreign newspapers for a year.
The palace was built at the beginning of the 13th century and originally served as a court building in Padua. Along the open loggia on both sides are many dealers and around both squares you can experience daily market activity. All day on Saturdays and during the week in the morning, merchants cry their wares here. The palace separates the two market squares of Piazza delle Erbe from Piazza dei Frutti. It is popularly called "il Salone".
The Chapel of the Scrovegni is a museum site which is located in the historic center of Padua and holds a very famous cycle of frescoes by Giotto of the early fourteenth century, considered one of the masterpieces of ' Western art. The nave is 29.88 m long, 8.41 m wide, 12.65 m high; the apse area is made up of the first part with a square plan, 4.49 m deep and 4.31 m wide, and a subsequent polygonal part with five sides, 2.57 m deep and covered by five ribbed nails.