Situated less than one hour from the bustling city of Venice, Padua seems like a million miles away from the busy, narrow streets of one of Italy's most popular destinations. Padua meanwhile, is lined with beautiful architecture, medieval markets and arcades filled with boutique shops. All of this is surrounded by the picturesque Bacchiglione River, which acts like a moat running parallel to the ancient city walls. Book a business hotel in Padua to escape the crowds of Venice, and conduct your business in a truly picturesque location.
What can I expect to find in Padua?
Padua is filled with an abundance of stunning architecture, and will provide you with all the history and culture found in other Italian cities, but without the hustle and bustle of thousands of visitors. There is a high student population due it being home to a world famous university (University of Padua), most renowned as the teaching location of Galileo in the 12th century. Finally, the city was the setting for the famed Shakespearean play 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
Why should I choose Padua for my next business trip?
Padua has excellent transport links to major cities across Italy and Europe. It is easily accessible by road or rail to cities such as Venice, Bologna and Milan. It is also less than one hour away from Venice Marco Polo Airport, linking Padua to Athens, London and Paris, to name a few of Europe's biggest cities. From here you can reach worldwide destinations including Philadelphia, Doha and Montreal. The city is also home to the Centro Congressi Padova, which is a flexible space suitable for a range of business purposes, allowing you to hire space and equipment for meetings and seminars.
What can I do outside of working hours from my Padua hotel?
Padua is famed for its stunning historical landmarks, and the best way to explore them is to take to the streets on foot. From your hotel in Padua, you can spend many hours exploring the city, on your own or with a tour. Make sure you visit the frescos at Scrovegni Chapel, considered one of the most important pieces of Western art. If you'd prefer something a little more 'hands on', take one of the city's evening cooking classes, where you will learn to create signature Italian dishes such as pasta and pizza from scratch.