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Prato della Valle

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Address: Padua, Italy
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Its a square. A square where many people laze in the sun, music in the air and there are activities for the children eg playing tennis, football. It is vibrant. However it may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Its a square. A square where many people laze in the sun, music in the air and there are activities for the children eg playing tennis, football. It is vibrant. However it may just be coincident that when I was there, it was a Sunday and nobody works and the weather was great. Nothing to buy over there, it is... More 

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Halifax UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

By any standards, this is an impressive place. With the exception of Mondays, there's market here every day, selling everything from local fresh ( and it couldn't be fresher) fruit and veg to African artefacts and antiques. It is ringed on three sides by attractive bars and cafes and is served by the city's tram network. The main water features... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We just had a most delicious meal on the Campo, the largest and possibly most beautiful square in Italy while visiting Padova. The dinner was excellent, with two great pasta, a wonderful eggplant parmigiana. Appetizer, a beautiful course of four local cheeses with local jelly, and a supreb local Cabernet and Merlot blend. The tastes were exquisite, the service first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Easy to find about a 40 minute walk from the station through the pedestrian old town.Best viewed on the weekdays if you do not want the Saturday market.However the flower and plant section of the market was the best we had every seen.The Prato Della Valle is reported to be the biggest square in Europe and was the cattle market... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lovely park that had a superb market surrounding it. Wares (mostly) food from all over Europe as well as Africa. A real treat for the senses of smell and taste!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

There always is something going on. The Saturday market is wonderful. Clothes, hardware, fruits, vegs, etc.. Super people watching

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a huge piazza surrounded by water and average green areas. I would not make a special trip just to see it. But if you are in Padua, by all means, stop by. Besides, there is the church of St Giusta with some nice 17 century details, just accross. Lots of people loafing and minding their own.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We took a train from Venice just to see this square. While the statues, water and bridges were beautiful, the surrounding area was ho hum. Except for a young helpful student on the trolley, most people were not friendly. After a quick walk around we were ready to go back to Venice. Sorry Padua, we will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Between the Basilica of Saint Anthony and the Chapel is the Prato Della Valle. Surrounded by sculptures and a waterfall exhibit, it is a perfect place to rest your feet and people watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the largest in the world. Beautiful sculptures in the garden and good resting place after a walk

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