Explore one of Italy's most historic and beautiful towns on a half-day excursion from Venice. Your private car will take you into the very heart of Padua, creating the ideal opportunities to uncover its amazing historic attractions, including the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua.
Travel to Padua from Venice in the privacy and comfort of our chauffeur driven car to uncover the amazing attractions of the city. Your driver will be on-hand throughout the trip to take you, as you choose, to the various sights of historic Padua: the better way to travel from Venice to Padua than by private transfer.
You are free to organize your own itinerary for your trip to Padua. For your self-guided tour, you will have access to your personal driver to take you around the various attractions. You can choose when and where you stop, spending as much time as you want at each attraction.
Padua is home to the spectacular Basilica of Saint Anthony. It is one of only eight shrines recognized by the Holy See. The building is a mix of Gothic, Byzantine, and Romanesque styles. Inside features stunning frescos and ornate decorations.
Visit one of Europe's biggest squares, Prato della Valle, found next to the Basilica of Saint Anthony. Elliptical in shape, the square covers a massive 90,000 square meters. It features many beautiful statues that ring its central green island and surrounding canal. The square is frequently used to host events, such as concerts, fairs, and markets.
You can find some of Italy's most masterful artwork in both fresco and architectural at the Cappella degli Scrovegni. Highlights of its collection are the 14th century artwork - Giotto's magnificent frescos, which the artist completed in 1305.
Don't miss exploring one of Padua's oldest and largest markets at Piazza delle Erbe. The market fills the square daily with fresh fruit and vegetable traders.
One of the most prominent and historic buildings in Padua is its Medieval town hall, Palazzo della Ragione. The building was begun in 1172, completed in 1219, and the roof was added in 1306. Inside, the walls are painted with beautiful frescos. The building was once a court building, but today contains shops on one floor.
Arguably the most beautiful garden in Padua, the Orto Botanico certainly has earned its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It was originally planted in 1545 to grow medicinal plants, it now has a wide variety of beautiful and rare species. Come here for a little quiet contemplation during your day trip from Venice.
At the end of the day in Padua, your private driver will bring you back to Venice.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
You can choose the itinerary that you prefer in Padua togheter with your personal driver.