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Prato della Valle

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If you have more time when travelling to Italy

If you have more time when travelling to Italy. There are so many places you should visit when travelling to Italy. International tourism in Italy is usually the south to north or... read more

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

The Parto is practically a park. In the central part, people sit on the grass, throw a ball, etc. For historical/architectural interest, there are the numerous statues around it, the quaint little bridges and some of the houses (some of them needing renovations) surrounding the square. Just a nice place to rest really.

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have more time when travelling to Italy. There are so many places you should visit when travelling to Italy. International tourism in Italy is usually the south to north or north to south trip Venice Florence Rome sometimes reaching Naples. If you have more time when visting Venice take a day trip to Padua and visit one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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.

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 4 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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