Walled Towns

Walled Towns

The strong strategic importance assumed by the territory of Padua in medieval age is testified by the numerous walled towns still existing. All together they characterize the territory of Padua as one of the most interesting area in Europe. Mighty signs of the history, that still today are the echi of the charming and mysterious medieval world. Citadella, Monselice, Este and Montagnana together with Padua, each one with its own unique characteristics.

Santa Giustina
The early and wide diffusion of Christianity in the Paduan territory is testified by the outstanding religious heritage, which graces Padua and its province. A strong faith combined with a great...
Monselice - Sette Chiese
Palladio, the great genius born in Padua, he didn't left work in his city, though, to him was given the tomb of Luigi Visconti to the Basilica of St. Anthony and it has been documented its technical...
In 1318 Giacomo Da Carrara started the political rise of the family becoming Defender and General Captain and thus paving the way for the Carrarese Lordship, that will endure, except for some brief...
The shipping journey starts in the city center, at the lock at Porte Contarin (inspired to Leonardo da Vinci's model). The tour boats glide past 16th century Venetian walls passing by the Bastione...
Padova Mura
The Renaissance city of the first half of the '500 is almost entirely preserved, for a circuit of about 11 km. With 20 bastions and six gates. The Renaissance city was erected after Padua, in 1509...