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Padua: Private Tour w/ Church of the Hermits & Baptistery

1. Padua: Private Tour w/ Church of the Hermits & Baptistery

Book this private 2.5-hour tour to discover the best part of Padua: the famous Church of the Hermits (Chiesa degli Eremitani, in Italian), the main sites of Padua's old town and the Baptistery of the dome with Giusto de’ Menabuoi's fascinating frescoes. Admire the artworks of Guariento and Mantegna inside the Church of the Hermits, then follow your guide through the beautiful historic center of Padua and listen to their commentary on the most important monuments, buildings and elegant squares in the city. End your tour at the Baptistery of the dome, a real gem in Padua. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, its construction started in the 12th century and was consecrated by the Patriarch of Grado in 1281. The Baptistery is famous for having a large and important fresco cycle from the last quarter of the 14th century inside. Enter the building and discover the fascinating artworks of Giusto de’ Menabuoi.

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Padua: Private City Walking Tour

2. Padua: Private City Walking Tour

Experience the culturally rich city of Padua on this private walking tour with a certified local guide. See some of the most famous squares of the city, including Piazza delle Erbe, della Frutta and della Signoria, which all overlook several prominent and majestic buildings. Stroll through the city's streets and hear interesting anecdotes about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Then, visit one of the most masterful examples of art from the 14th century at the Scrovegni Chapel. Later, go to Palazzo della Ragione, a medieval market hall, and the Cathedral of Padua, which was first erected in the 4th century.

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Padua: 2.5-Hour Private Tour St. Anthony Basilica w/ Tiziano

3. Padua: 2.5-Hour Private Tour St. Anthony Basilica w/ Tiziano

Book this private 2.5-hour tour to discover the best part of Padua: the famous Basilica of Saint Anthony. Visited as a place of pilgrimage by people from all over the world, this majestic church - known locally as "il Santo" - is one of the eight international shrines recognized by the Holy See.  Together with your guide, you'll enter the basilica and discover the ancient frescoes, some important funerary monuments and the interesting chapels with their fascinating paintings, such as the Chapel of Luca Belludi with frescoes by Giusto de Menabuoi and the Chapel of Saint Giacomo with frescoes by Altichiero da Zevio. You'll also visit the Oratory of St. George and the School of the Santo, decorated by a cycle of fifteen frescoes and three canvases, where the young Tiziano Vecellio worked between 1510 and 1511.

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3-Hour Padua Segway PT Authorized Tour

4. 3-Hour Padua Segway PT Authorized Tour

Discover the hidden treasures of Padua by Segway on this professional and comprehensive tour. After meeting at Prato della Valle, take in the sights and sounds of beautiful monuments such as the Reason Palace, St Anthony’s Basilica, the monument to Gattamelata by Donatello, and the Eremitani Church. You’ll also travel the beautiful streets into the heart of Padua, visiting the University, City Hall, and Coffeehouse Pedrocchi, before heading on to Eremitani Square and Arena Gardens. Then it’s on to the historic center of Padua, soaking in the history of the squares, monuments, towers and churches. There will also be a trip to the Jewish Synagogue, before emerging on to Piazza Erbe. The tour concludes with a trip to the must-see St Anthony’s Basilica and the botanic garden, part of the Unesco’s world estate.

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All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

5. All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

Did you know that Verona is ranked amongst the most visited towns in Italy, due to its geographic location, rich culture, temperate climate, beauty and hospitality of its people? On this route, see the most famous monuments as well as smaller churches and squares. In the morning, the sightseeing consists of a tour of some beautiful attractions such as Museo Archeologico, Teatro Romano, Pinacoteca of Castelvecchio, Museo degli Affreschi and Tomba di Giulietta. After lunch, continue with a private walking tour of the old city center and see the iconic sights like the Basilica of St. Anastasia (with additional entrance fee), Piazza Bra with the famous Roman amphitheater "Arena,” Juliet's House, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe with its typical market and the Scaligeri Tombs "Arche Scaligere.” Please note that on Sundays, churches can only be visited in the afternoon. Round trips from different locations on Lake Garda are also available (Peschiera, Lazise, Bardolino and Garda).

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What people are saying about Padua

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Great tour, thanks to Caterina!

We had to wait a bit for our tour at the beginning and ask by phone, which was not due to our companion, but to the meeting point that was not quite correctly indicated on the voucher, the tour could start with a little delay, but nevertheless took a full 3 hours.