Prato della Valle, Padua
Take a breather from your tour of the city and watch the world go by at Prato della Valle, a 90 sq m (969 sq ft) elliptical square, the largest such public space in the country and one of the biggest in Europe. The square was built in 1775 on the site of what used to be a theater and fairground. The present layout includes a large central grassy area, which is surrounded by a statue-lined canal and a broad expanse of flagstones. On the weekends the square is the site of a popular market, but on all other days this space attracts joggers, cyclers, rollerbladers, and passing tourists stopping by for a quick rest and a few snapshots. The square is said to be at its most photogenic in the evening. Prato della Valle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Padua Edition.
Tours to Prato della Valle
Padua City Sightseeing Walking Tour of Must-See-Sites with Local Guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
Duration: 2 hours
Private Padua Highlights Tour including Scrovegni Chapel and St Antonio Basilic BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 4 hours
Padua, Prato della Valle and Saint Anthony Basilica BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $149
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Prato della Valle Reviews
una piazza unica e particolare,sicuramente diversa dall'immaginario comune di piazza, circondata dal canale e sulle sponde tante belle statue di grandi dimensioni che raffigurano personaggi storici di... more »A unique and peculiar square, certainly different from the imaginary city of Piazza, surrounded by the canal and on the shores of many beautiful statues of large dimensions depicting historical figures of Padua. Very close by is the convenient and large car park, even for campers.
Jolie place où l'on peut se promener à l'ombre des statues de personnages célèbres. Promenade bien sympathique dans la belle ville de Padoue more »Nice place where you can walk in the shade of statues of famous characters. Nice walk in the beautiful city of Padua
Beautiful big square. His beauty spoils street market with big trucks placed around. It's prettier at night and on Sunday when there is no market.
A unique square that's someone new in this town should not miss. Locals come here to mingle with friends especially in the after noon and early evening. Also a place to burn calories by jogging, brisk-walking, and skating. not to forget socializing your pet doggies!😊
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