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Prato della Valle

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Prato della Valle

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You will leave by boat from the Catajo Castle, like the nobles of the past who took the waterways from Venice or Padua to reach their villas here in the Euganean Hills. From here also started the volcanic stone to pave the Piazza San Marco, cereals and wine barrels towards the rich Venetian markets.<br><br>The excursion takes place with a traditional Venetian wooden boat called the caorlina.<br><br>Finally, you will have a guided tour of the Castello del Catajo, the most visited private villa in the Veneto region.<br><br>To reach our agency you can take the train from the following cities in Veneto. Get off at the Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto stop located in Montegrotto Terme. From the station there are 5 minutes on foot to our agency.<br><br>- Train from Padua (10min.)<br>- Train from Venice (40min.)<br>- Train from Bologna (1h20min.)<br>- Train from Treviso (55min.)<br>- Train from Vicenza (1h.)<br>- Train from Verona (1h.55min.)<br>- Train from Ferrara (50min.)<br>
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Dgd wrote a review Oct 2020
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom208 contributions53 helpful votes
Large and interesting area, that had a few fruit and veg and clothing stalls at the town end. A few people around but was not busy to plenty of space to wander around, interesting buildings . One or two cafes to watch the world go by. Basilica about half a mile away and a large glass fronted supermarket and large car parking area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Olivia P wrote a review Sep 2020
Canberra, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
If you want to experience an authentic Italian city that hasn’t been taken over by Tourism, go to Padua. 37 minute travel time to Venice. Trains between. Spend a day here. Great way to spend an afternoon sitting in the sun in the park. Relaxing and beautiful. Keep away from the Italian smokers
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Date of experience: October 2019
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rosannt2016 wrote a review May 2020
63 contributions40 helpful votes
The first time I visited this park I was 15 years old and vowed to return every time I went to Italy. Now I am almost 60 I kept my word and it remains one of my favourite places in the world. You can have a picnic, you can play music, you can play soccer, you can read, or just walk around and enjoy the statues.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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PVandSV wrote a review Jan 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom68 contributions43 helpful votes
This Piazza is huge. Not knowing what to expect and walking out from a narrow alleyway into this huge space in the middle of the city was astonishing.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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CalBristol wrote a review Oct 2019
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom1,891 contributions377 helpful votes
This piazza was laid out on the footprint of the Roman arena and the piazza took on its present appearance in the 18th century. It is pleasant to walk around the island although it can get very hot if the weather is sunny. It is more or less impossible to photograph the piazza properly as you really need to be looking down on it to appreciate the layout! I had lunch at the Passando per Modena (See my seperate review of this eatery) which is situated where the Via Umberto I enters the piazza at the top left of the aerial view - very nice to sit under the arches and watch the world go by!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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