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Padua is an ancient city, once one of the major powers in the region, and is now a tranquil provincial hub with a wealth of historical attractions. It's a university city and the student population creates a lively cultural buzz. Padua features some of northern Italy's finest art treasures and a visit is rewarding for lovers of culture, Italian history, and the gastronomy and wines of the Veneto region. Online accommodation specialist Venere has partnered with great Padua hotels and can offer the best value rooms in the city, regardless of your budget or or the type of hotel you are looking for. Booking places to stay in Padua in advance using the easy Venere system ensures a relaxed arrival in this part of Italy.

What's Padua Like?

Padua was embroiled in centuries of power struggles with its neighbor, Venice, but had its cultural heyday in the 14th and 15th centuries. The Capella degli Scrovegni was constructed in the 1300s and houses Padua's most illustrious attraction, the frescoes painted by Giotto depicting the lives of Mary and Christ. The basilica of Il Santo is Padua's other prominent attraction, containing the tomb of St. Antony and a shrine to the saint. The basilica features prominent reliefs and statues by Donatello. More art treasures can be admired in the Museo d'Arte featuring notable works from the Italian Renaissance. The Caffe Pedrocchi is an elegant 18th-century building that has served as the hub of Padua society, offering a cafe and concert hall. Padua hotels make an ideal base for exploring the city or to visit Venice.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Padua

Padua is not on the main tourist trail, so English is not widely spoken. A smattering of Italian phrases would be useful in restaurants and cafes, and a "per favore" for please and "grazie" for thank you will win friends. With so many churches housing the great art of Padua, it's important to observe the local etiquette, such as dressing respectfully, not using cell phones, and not bringing food with you when visiting a church. Observe the rules about photography, as this is prohibited in many places like museums and churches. Venere provides all the information you need to identify the ideal option from our range of Padua hotels. Guest reviews, photo galleries, sample room layouts, and maps indicating the proximity of the main attractions help you obtain a clear picture of what to expect from Padua accommodation are all available on Venere, making the experience very convenient.