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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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  • the Park is nice and Central, great for walks or relax after touring the city.
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  • It is an awesome place if you visit padova nn you can lose. Close to basilica d St Anthony. Call it square and in my opinion is a very large space reductive qnt. d in an oval shape around a course of water cn cn jumpers and very green. It is pleasant to stroll c sn many benches. And a rilassante.ci definitely stay again
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  • A very nice place with lots of trees, small bridges, statues and fountains. Deserves good and especially the Christmas period which is trimmed all!
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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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