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Prato della Valle

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The Must-do market experience

Fantastic market certain days. I found these fantastic Italian made Croc knock offs. they have everything from clothing to kitchen items. Once you are done there is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic market certain days. I found these fantastic Italian made Croc knock offs. they have everything from clothing to kitchen items. Once you are done there is an under-the-portico market for food from cheese to prosciutto. then top it off with a "Spriz" at a local outdoor cafe!

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing huge park that was once a Roman theater. It is divided into four grassy sections with a bridge to each one. In the middle is a fountain and there are shade trees and benches to sit and take it all in. Very peaceful with views of a cathedral and old palaces. You see, there are 78... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Italy's largest "square" and one of the largest in Europe, beautiful! An amazing area, busy with people going about their own business but at the same time so peaceful...beautiful statues and pretty bridges with a fountain in the central area, surrounded by roads therefore need to be careful with small children that they don't wander, ( even if though once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Really beautiful place to sit and rest, enjoy the view...Spring is the best time to visit this place, wish I can go back once more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We enjoyed the afternoon and eve time before dinner, just walking around it and mingling with some locals and tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Prato Della Valle is Europe's largest square and is filled with lots of interesting statues and waterways. The day we visited there was a huge exhibition of motor vehicles of all types, with crowds of people enjoying the day out. A perfect spot for people watching and eating good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I live close to Prato Della Valle, so I can without doubt that now is nice and quiet. I the past was not, so come and stay to live isola memmia and one of the must big squares of Europe. You can also ride with bike and rollerblabe, and having some tipical saturday shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Wonderful parklike setting. Big green area surrounded by a ring of statues and water. Great place to sit and enjoy Italy (and also people watch!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Prato della Valle is the largest square in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe. It's one of the most suggestive square I've never been before, because is not the classic square we usually have in our minds, but is a mix between art, green space and water!It's Perfect for relax or for have a lovely picnic into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A true gem in Padova's crown, as inviting on a sleepy Sunday for a stroll or leisurely chat with friends as it is on a Saturday for shopping at the hugely characteristic local market. Inspirational views of the domes of Sant'Antonio and Santa Giustina, interspersed with 78 stunning statues surrounding the oval park and water features.

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