Padova Suites C20 enjoys a privileged position in front of one of the main places of worship of Christianity, the Basilica of Saint Anthony, also known as “Il Santo” (the Saint). A few steps away is Prato della Valle with its Basilica of Santa Giustina and the Botanical garden, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It is the perfect starting point for a pleasant walk, allowing you to discover the extraordinary treasures of Padua, such as Palazzo Zabarella, the Scrovegni Chapel with paintings by Giotto and the numerous historic buildings standing along the streets of the city centre. Not to be forgotten are the shopping street and the sites of artistic and cultural events in this ever-lively city.
Padova Suites C20 is also the perfect place for starting a food and wine itinerary in search of the excellent Venetian cuisine that can be enjoyed in the numerous taverns, trattorias and typical restaurants located along the arcades or in the typical squares near us.
The Basilica of Saint Anthony is a place of pilgrimage and worship and has been welcoming thousands of Christians since 1310. Romanesque and Gothic style blend together to create a magnificent artistic and architectural work of art, in which painters like Giotto and Giusto de’ Menabuoi frescoed the walls. In 2021, it was recognised as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as an Urbs Picta, that is the city painted along with other historical buildings of exceptional artistic and cultural value.
The Scrovegni Chapel is a symbol of Italian fourteenth century painting and its colours, light and sentiments represent a triumph of artistic beauty. In 1303, it was commissioned by Enrico Scrovegni to the Tuscan painter Giotto, who created one of the most important series of frescoes depicting the union between humanity and faith in a unique artistic and emotional journey.
The Botanical Garden of Padua is a masterpiece that brings nature and science together and was created in 1545, inspiring travellers from all over the world. Recognised in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an exceptional example of biodiversity and study of the natural world. It contains examples of more than 7 thousand plant species in a space of 37 thousand m2. A unique experience for admiring the famous Goethe Palm and five different natural environments that will take you all around the world.
Prato della Valle is one of the symbols of the city of Padua. A huge oval-shaped square designed as a true monumental space with a central green island surrounded by a canal adorned by a double row of statues depicting illustrious characters. A place rich in history, all to be discovered, where you can relax in the shade of a tree on the hottest days.