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Prato della Valle

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Address: Padua, Italy
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A great place to People Watch

This is a very large oval plaza with green space in the middle as well as a fountain. There are two rings of statues on the outside of the oval. the circumference is probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a very large oval plaza with green space in the middle as well as a fountain. There are two rings of statues on the outside of the oval. the circumference is probably about 2000 feet. There are plenty of bench but no shade, so it is a good place to stop, have a drink or something to eat... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We stayed near here for a week, so we spent a lot of time on or around scenic Prato della Valle. Every night we'd eat at one of the delicious restaurants surrounding and then walk around the Prato a few times. Every morning there would be a market of some sort to enjoy. Great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is the largest public square in Europe, originally laid out by the Romans. The square is a large space with a green island at the center, surrounded by a small canal and bordered by two rings of statues.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive square with plenty of people watching and a nice green area surrounded by water and statues. Restaurants in this area, however, have a high cover charge (higher than what we paid in key areas of Venice even), so I'd stroll to a side street. If you drive, there is plenty of parking around the square, but... More 

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful square with moat and bridges and statues placed all round the outside. Even more stunning for an evenings stroll with all the lights on.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

a lovely place to just sit and watch the world go by! There is a market of some sort almost every day, from fruit and veg to antiques or clothes.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a very large oval that is ringed by statues, water, and bridges. The statues are very unique and impressive. We walked around the oval twice so we could see the statues in the inner and outer rings. There is a fountain in the center of the oval. There isn't any shade if you are walking around looking at... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The prato is surrounded by a moat with decorative bridges into the main part which has trees and grassy areas. There is a fountain in the middle. It is a place where workers go to have a picnic lunch, children play with footballs and young people sit and chat. Another good example of Italian way of life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Prato della Valle is one location that should not be missed if you visit Padua. A number of buses pass here and does the tram. It also seems to be much photographed. I've visited Prato della Valle several times during my stay, both night and day. The atmosphere is quite nice and it is a place visited by young and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This very large square - between the largest in Europe - is one of the great landmarks of Padua. It hosted a circus in Roman times, then jousts and cattle market in the middle ages. It was then located just south of the city walls, only later extended to the south. The area was swampy. Only in the 18th century... More 

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Address: Padua, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua

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