©

Cittadella trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cittadella

Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Veneto  /  Province of Padua  /  Cittadella
(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: museums, sightseeing, nightlife
Cittadella is a medieval walled city in the province of Padua, northern Italy, founded in the 13th century as a military outpost of Padua. The surrounding wall has been restored and is 1461m in circumference with a diameter of around 450m. There are four gates which roughly correspond the points of the compass.The local football club is A.S. Cittadella.Restoration of the fortified systemCittadella was erected in 1220, at the time of the wars between the communes, by order of the city of Padua in order to build a fortified outpost that would defend its territory. It was built in successive stages in a polygonal shape on orthogonal axes through the construction of 32 large and small towers, with the formation of a protective moat and with four drawbridges next to the four entrance gates.Its walls, 14to tall, were built with the "box masonry": two parallel walls filled with a sturdy core of stones and hot slaked lime totaling a thickness of about 2.10m.The walls today are all intact except for a stretch destroyed in the 16th century during the Cambrai war, and the skilled detail of the construction are still easily visible. It has as many as seven different construction techniques characterized by the alteration of courses in brick and those in river rocks mixed with brick can be recognized.Rocca di Porta Bassano is one of the most enchanting parts of the fortified complex of Cittadella as it is clear evidence of the defense apparatus of the keep and entrance gates.The Casa del Capitano (Captain's House) is found inside the Rocca (Fortress), and it is the object of important restoration work that has led to the finding of old frescoes dating to the period of the Carraresi, Malatesta, Sanseverino and Borromeo families. They hand down an out-and-out historical account of the events that occurred between 1260 and 1600, almost replacing written documents.
Add Cittadella and other destinations to your itinerary using our Italy vacation builder, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cittadella

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cittadella

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Cittadella:
Sightseeing, nightlife, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Province of Padua

13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Padua BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Padua BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Italy BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Venice, Padua & Verona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM LIBYA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Padua & Venice BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 46 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News