A holiday in Padua in the Veneto region of northern Italy is truly impressive and lively experience. Wander around this scenic student-town setting and you will stumble upon gothic architecture, a maze of winding streets, bridges crossing the Bacchiglione River and the friendly young people who call Padua home. William Shakespeare set his famous play The Taming of the Shrew in Padua and a trip to this magical city is a must for literature fans. Some of its famous attractions include Palazzo della Ragione, Scrovegni Chapel and the Basilica of St. Giustina. Padua is also just within easy reach of Venice and certainly doable in a daytrip while you are in the area.
Renting holiday accommodation in Padua
Italy is arguably one of the most expensive holiday destinations in all of Europe, so renting self-catering holiday accommodation is a shrewd way of keeping costs down to a minimum. Booking a home away from home in Padua with HouseTrip is not just cost-effective but also liberating; you need not be tied down to a particular set breakfast, you can wash your kids’ clothes when you wish and you can cook your own feasts rather than relying on restaurants every night. HouseTrip’s array of great holiday rentals are just a few clicks away.
Where to stay in Padua
Given the dynamic demographic of Padua, from students, families, tourists and OAPs, the nightlife and attractions are extremely varied, including quality restaurants, theatre, opera and discos. Whatever you preference, with a city centre apartment, you can stay out as late or early as you wish, and reap everything that Padua has to offer. The nightlife of Padua is certainly accommodating and good fun, but staying in the heart of it is not for everyone. If you prefer something slightly quieter and more secluded, HouseTrip has a number of options further into the countryside and suburbs, where you can still enjoy the Padua experience but in smaller doses. These more spacious HouseTrip villas and houses in Padua are also ideal if you are travelling with a larger group of friends or the whole family.
Padua with the family
A great place to start your family holiday is the medieval town hall building Palazzo della Ragione, which has a remarkable upper floor with largest roof unsupported by columns in Europe and home to a number of renowned artworks. Scrovegni Chapel is perhaps the leading tourist attraction in the city. It contains a number of famous frescoes by Giotto, which attract tourism all year round. The city’s botanical gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are certainly worth a morning or afternoon trip with the kids. If your kids are fans of sport, how about taking them to watch the club where Alessandro Del Piero started his playing career, Calcio Padova?