Anfiteatro Romano - Giardini dell’Arena

Anfiteatro Romano - Giardini dell’Arena, Padua

Anfiteatro Romano - Giardini dell’Arena

Anfiteatro Romano - Giardini dell’Arena
3.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,657 contributions
Sep 2021
I returned to Padua after an organized excursion to the Venetian Dolomites, having to wait for my train for over two hours. A colleague from Padua suggested that I spend this time at the nearby Giardini dell'Arena, telling me how, in recent years, they have gone from being a pleasant place from an environmental point of view, but poorly frequented and therefore repulsive, to a safe and attractive place from all points of view.
I followed her advice and I haven't regretted it. The gardens are animated by pubs and other removable shops, and the green spaces are occupied by visitors who, lying on a lawn or sitting on a bench, read a book, chat, rest.
I paused in particular in the northern part of the park, the one overlooking the Piovego canal, where I found a free bench in the shade (it was still a rather hot September day), suitable for reading.
The time waiting for the train so flew by.
If I have the opportunity, I will be certainly pleased to return to this park.
Written November 5, 2021
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany835 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
It is a beautiful park near the famous Scrovegni Chapel. It is in a good condition well-groomed. It has a lot of beautiful flowers. It is a good place to go for a walk or sit on a bench to relax. There is also a playground for children inside. Unfortunately, I didn't pa much attention to the old roman buildings, as I was focused too much on the park.
Written February 28, 2019
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy5,453 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Pleasant park with some Roman ruins on the way from the train station to the historical centre of the town.
Written February 23, 2019
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
The Giardini dell'Arena is a lovely and well-manicured park located in the center of Padua, next to the Capella degli Scrovegni, the major artistic and cultural attraction in town. Walking paths, flowers, trees, bushes, artistically placed and pruned, provide for a lovely walk or a moment of quiet reflection. At one end is the Scrovegni Chapel, wit the greatest repository of Giotto frescoes in the world; on the other, the remains of the original city walls, including the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. Weather permitting, this is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Written March 21, 2018
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🎓🤓 Keep Life Simple 🤓🎓
Pittsburgh, PA37,264 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Roman ruins are just across a couple streets from Padua's Train station. It is mostly Roman ruins .Unless you have nothing else to do I wouldn't spend more than a 15 minute quick look at this well maintained park.
Written November 28, 2017
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marcelo-dillenburg
Porto Alegre, RS428 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
By the time I got there, after a walk that had been disappointing so far, I didn't feel like spending much more time in that part of the city. Therefore, I just took a quick walk, mostly keeping to the river side of the garden. I like how it's cared for, both in the sense that it looks like it's constantly maintained, and that there were civil servants constantly there. The little lake is nice, and it's nice that they divided the main path between lanes for pedestrians, bicycles going in each direction. All in all, it feels like it's meant more for locals than tourists, but you might want to drop by for a quick visit.
Written October 2, 2017
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,982 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
We enjoyed a picnic in the lovely park next to the Roman arena and it was a popular picnic spot with the locals too. There is also a little playpark for children.

We passed the arena at night and could see that an Italian film was being screened outdoors so we stood and watched for a while.

The park is next to the Scrovegni chapel and it would appear that you could enter the chapel from the park - this is not so, to enter the chapel you have to walk around the Arena to Piazza Eremitani.
Written August 20, 2017
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kolya08
Rome, Italy141 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
The gardens deserve a visit because of this amphitheater and the nearby Cappella degli Scrovegni
dont' expect something comparable to the impressive Verona amphitheater or the Rome coliseum
Written May 13, 2017
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KarolaRS
7,065 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Not only the size of arena is impressive, but as well characters that have crossed the centuries here leaving tangible sign. I would say that this Roman city is highly underestimated - notable people that were associated with Padua include Torquato Tasso, Andrea Mantegna, Ludovico Ariosto, Francesco Petrarch, Galileo Galilei, Livy, Antonio Canova, Giotto as well as Dante Alighieri. The monumental space here seems to have no limits.
Written October 4, 2016
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deepeedee
Zabbar, Malta36 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Just some typical old walls that still stand in the centre of Padova...the place & gardens are used for events like music sessions, plays & outside cinemas.
Written July 22, 2016
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