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Prato della Valle

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Outstanding piece of architecture & landscaping

The greenery surrounding this most beautiful area full of artistic statues all around makes this place a tranquil site - even though the place is full of market stalls during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The greenery surrounding this most beautiful area full of artistic statues all around makes this place a tranquil site - even though the place is full of market stalls during the day.

Thank deepeedee
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This former horse racing track (there's a painting of it as such in the local museum) is undoubtedly impressive for its sheer size, but the closer you get, the less attractive it is. The water is stagnant and sprinkled with empty plastic bottles and such like; the paving stones have weeds growing up between them; quite a few of the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This square is nice but we arrived in summer when it was really hot. The water around this place looks a bit dirty and there is not enough shade in the centre. It seems to be the place for local teenagers to hang out. Probably not so great for adults.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second biggest square in Europe after Red Square, but it is definately nicer to look at. Enjoy a stroll around the square and look at all the statues. A great place to relax and have a walk about.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide open area with parkland and loads of statues. A charming place to sit or visit the market, cafes and surrounding churches. When we asked about the identity of the statues and if there was a list we were advised at the Information office to go on line to find out!

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Grinnell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our Padua City Walking tour at the Prato della Valle, formerly a Roman Theater before becoming the preaching grounds for St. Anthony. A beautiful backdrop to a lot of our Padua photos.

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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite part of Padova - a great place to have a Spritz in the evening. The center is full of people having an evening stroll or younger people skating around the park. A great place to eat and drink.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day we visited was the last day of school for local high schools. Many students and teachers came here to play and celebrate. Chasing, squirting water, dancing, holding hands. The Prato is a very large space. Despite the statues, stone, and water, it would feel empty, even sterile, without thousands of people breathing life into it. But then, that... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant space to sit, relax and enjoy a bit of people watching against a background of beautiful buildings and interesting statuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Padova today and were very surprised to find a very big market at the Prato della Valle. The market included: Cloths, shows, house items, underwere, begs, flowers snd many more. The items are not high qulity but fun low price items. I would recomend looking into the dates of the market.

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