Citysightseeing Padua



This charming university town, the ancient “city of water” can now be discovered with CitySightseeing Padova.

On board our funny red bus travel around the ancient walls and over the bridges that have witnessed many historical battles and go in search of that knowledge and culture that made 12th century Padua one of Italy’s most famous university cities.
Prato della Valle will amaze you with its monumental size, it is in fact one of the largest squares in Europe, second only to Moscow’s Red Square. It consists of a central green island, surrounded by a canal adorned with numerous statues depicting famous characters from the past, it is one of the most famous symbols of Padua.
All around the city the famous arcades shelter tourists and visitors from the heat of summer, and allow them to continue to browse the shops before stopping for a drink or a coffee at the prestigious Café Pedrocchi, a historic café founded in 1916.
Padua is famous around the world for the basilica traditionally known as “The Saint” which houses the relics of St. Anthony, and it attracts millions of devotees every year. The impressive complex of the Franciscan basilica dedicated to the saint is also home to famous works of art, including three paintings by Titian.
How could we not mention the famous Scrovegni Chapel, which draws the attention of hundreds of tourists eager to discover the ancient colors of the long gone Middle Ages that are jealously guarded by this lovely casket entirely hand painted by Giotto.
During the summer, CitySightseeing Padova also offers the opportunity to combine a bus tour with the tour on a boat that resembles an ancient Venetian peota, and that will take you along the canals of this fascinating city.
The captain glides the boat and guides you through the secrets of the flora and fauna that inhabitthe waters, giving lucky visitors a unique glimpse of this fascinating world.

 

 

CitySightseeing Tour Details

Tickets for  the City Sightseeing tour can be purchased directly on board from the members of staff at travel agencies and certain hotels or directly online by clicking the ticket you can find on this page.

Tickets are valid for 24 hours.

On board all our buses it is possible to listen to a commentary in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Polish, Japanese and Russian.

Duration: 60 minutes
Starting point: S. Antony’s Church
Hop on/ Hop off points:

  • Piazza del Santo (Basilica di Sant’Antonio)
  • Piazza delle Erbe (Palazzo della Ragione)
  • Piazza dei Signori (Loggia della Gran Guardia)
  • Piazza Garibaldi (Porta Altinate, Municipio)
  • Piazzetta I. Nievo (Chiesa di Santa Sofia)
  • Portello (Porta Portello)
  • Piazza Eremitani (Cappella degli Scrovegni – Giotto)
  • Piazza Stazione (Santuario dell’Arcella)
  • Piazza Petrarca (Porta di Ponte Molino)
  • Riviera Paleocapa (Castello Carrarese)
  • Prato della Valle (Basilica di Santa Giustina)

Frequency and Seasons

April – October 10.30 – 17.15 (last ride) – every 60 min
From 2nd November SAT - SUN 10.30 – 17.15 (last ride) – every 60 min.
December - March service suspended.

Rates

Adults 24 hours: 13,00 Euro
Adults 4 hours: 10,00 Euro
Children from 6 to 15 years old: 6,00 Euro
Families of 2 adults and 2 children 4 hours: 25,00 Euro

We have special offers during the year.

For information and group rates please contact our office:
(+39) 049 8704933

Fax: 049 7629793
e-mail: infopadova@city-sightseeing.it

Children under 6 travel for free