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Address: Padua, Italy
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As the nearby Piazza dell Erbe and Piazza della Frutta (separately listed) this square is a place with great vitality, not just a monument, but where Padua citizens live their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited in the evening, just after a bit of a thunderstorm... the tables were all out and some occupied, but not very busy.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As the nearby Piazza dell Erbe and Piazza della Frutta (separately listed) this square is a place with great vitality, not just a monument, but where Padua citizens live their town centre. A crowded market covers the square in daytime on Saturdays and in the evenings, many bars, pubs, restaurants keep it bustling, especially in summer with hundreds of tables... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

During nice weather, all of the surrounding bars and restaurants set up tables in the Piazza. It is the very best alfresco dining and drinking in Italy. Kids run around going crazy, guys and girls and their bachelor/bachelorate parties meander the streets. If its not cold or raining, its one of my favorite places in Italy. Highly, Highly recommended.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

one of the highlights in padova, this square has the main biulding and several cafeterias, also many souvenirs stores. one of the biuldings you can also visit a small exposition and take some pictures from the above.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We found this piazza to be more engaging and more filled with local folks and students than the others nearby. People were friendly and the atmosphere was casual. We watched a graduation "ceremony" for a fellow who had finished law school. It's possible that my positive impression of this piazza has something to do with the fact that it was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It would be so easy to get caught in the industrial and business side of Padua, need to get some balance to understand the town's history and this is one good example.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is only 1 room but what a room!!! It is the biggest freestanding hall from the mediaeval period and is covered, walls and ceiling, with fascinating frescoes in great condition. There is also an amazing wooden horse sculpture from the 14th century which could be new. When you walk in, it looks lifesize but when you walk to that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This square transforms drastically from the morning to the evening, so check it out in the morning and at night if you get the chance. They will be completely different experiences.

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Padua, Italy
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This square is breathtaking, especially in summer when bars have table outside. You have to stop for a spritz there at the sunset.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

In this place you will find a spirit of Padova. Before you will start visiting historical center of Padova it is good to read little about it:) Then you will be much moore satysfied while exploring Padova.

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