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Prato della Valle, Padua

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Take a breather from your tour of the city and watch the world go by at Prato della Valle, a 90 sq m (969 sq ft) elliptical square, the largest such public space in the country and one of the biggest in Europe. The square was built in 1775 on the site of what used to be a theater and fairground. The present layout includes a large central grassy area, which is surrounded by a statue-lined canal and a broad expanse of flagstones. On the weekends the square is the site of a popular market, but on all other days this space attracts joggers, cyclers, rollerbladers, and passing tourists stopping by for a quick rest and a few snapshots. The square is said to be at its most photogenic in the evening. Put Prato della Valle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Padua holiday planner.
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  • There is nothing to say, the words do not have the strength to express the beauty of this square. Go and visit it, just this, of all travel Padua will repay you
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  • Fantastic walk. It will be nice to repeat it In summer as well as on foot by bike. A place to visit
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  • Find this pizzeria in the grass under the arcades by ORSUCCI open from 4 dynasties is not food for takeout or would fit on two tables inside and 2 outside but worth it and unique dish and baked with a wood-burning oven with 100 years of history. I can't choose when I go but I go off once a week.
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  • The biggest square in Europe is beautiful going back there
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  • This is a bed and breakfast not the square. Care to give the score
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  • Very snug in its charm ... To try!
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  • The largest square in Europe and don't miss the new year's Eve Fireworks and ferragosto
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  • Beautiful ... ...
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