The territory

Art, territory, gastronomy and wine: all you can visit in Padua

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History, art and culture

Visiting Padua is an experience to be had at least once in a lifetime.

The city founded by Antenore is not only an important university, but also a centre rich in history, art and culture.

It is impossible not to think of the Basilica del Santo, the emblem of Padua, which houses the relics of St. Anthony and is visited by over 6 million tourists every year.

The Scrovegni Chapel

Another must-see is the Scrovegni Chapel, a 14th-century Italian and European artistic masterpiece. It is part of the Musei Civici agli Eremitani and is considered the most complete cycle of frescoes by the Tuscan master Giotto.

The chapel was commissioned by Enrico degli Scrovegni to the Tuscan painter, who took 625 days to completely decorate it with icons depicting biblical events, initiating a significant change that would alter the history of painting forever.

Since 2021 it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 14th century fresco cycles of Padua.

It can be accessed every day from 9:00 to 19:00 upon reservation.

Visits can be booked at least one day in advance through the call centre or online at cappelladegliscrovegni.it.

Padova Cappella degli Scrovegni
Pic: Padua Scrovegni Chapel. Zairon, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The City

Other important examples of architecture can be seen in the city’s main squares.

Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza della Frutta and Piazza dei Signori are the places where Padua’s native and adopted inhabitants gather to celebrate sociability through the symbol of the spritz, a typical Venetian drink that enhances the sense of conviviality and pleasure in conversation.

Lo spritz: drink tipico veneto
Pic: Spritz: a typical Veneto drink

Prato della Valle

Another place for young people and others is the Prato della Valle: the famous “meadow without grass” is a valid alternative to the “piazza” (the square) for gathering in company and perhaps meeting new people, most probably students.

In fact, non-resident students represent the second largest population in Padua, with more than 60,000 future doctors habitually residing in our city to complete their studies.

Prato della Valle, Padova
Pic: Prato della Valle, Padua - Woudloper, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In short, Padua is waiting to be discovered!

Cultum Wine Showroom

"Wine is bottled poetry”

Indeed, each bottle of wine is a poem in itself, to be told, to be shared, to be enjoyed together with your loved ones.

It is no coincidence that, on the ground floor of the building where the flats are located, we decided to open a showroom dedicated to wine and all its stories.

Inside the shop you will find the majority of Italian denominations, wines produced by around 30 wineries that have come together in a club of producers of excellence: the NEA-CLUB.

Other products are available, such as fine pickles and preserves from sunny Apulia, Tuscan and Apulian EVO oil, and to sweeten your breakfasts, delicious fruit jams and compotes.

Think Gl🌍bal Live Local

Our experiences are designed to make you experience your holiday as a local would, i.e. a person born and raised in Padua, combining the beauty of Padua’s art with the light-heartedness and relaxation of “social” moments of sharing.