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A mysterious tomb, of questionable historical significance

Legend has it that the city of Padua was founded by a Trojan prince named Antenore. While there is... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
Interesting

We enjoy walking around the centres of historic cities as and just taking in the sites and then... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Legend has it that the city of Padua was founded by a Trojan prince named Antenore. While there is little documentation on which to base this belief, Paduans like to believe it is true. Consequently, when around the year 1274 a large double coffin was...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We enjoy walking around the centres of historic cities as and just taking in the sites and then coming across the unexpected. So it was with this monument which is obviously a tomb. On further research it is the tomb of the founder of Padua...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you into roman history this place is a must see and you can't miss it, such a great story behind it, seat down and enjoy the time

Thank manerex
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Near the centre, read all the history about it and set yourself back in time. Just a few minutes from the centre.

Thank hermann b
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Every Roman since Virgil has wanted their heritage to be related to the greats of the Trojan war. This city is no exception claiming that Antenor escaped from the burning city of Troy to found Padova. A great legend which was helped by the discovery...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed May 9, 2015

The legend. All started with Titus Livius, the Roman historian, who was also from roman Padua. He attributed the foundation of Padua to Antenor, a Troyan noble mentioned in the Ilyad, who allegedly escaped here. No proof there, surely enough though Padua (8th century BC)...More

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