Free time

After class days you can relax and enjoy the historic city centre of Padua. Its squares, porticoes and old cobbled streets tell the story of a wealthy, beautiful medieval city, which was renowned for its art and culture. While in town for the winter school, you will have a chance to visit Scrovegni Chapel (with Giotto’s paintings), the Specola (the astronomic observatory), the Musme, the Basilica of Saint Anthony or Prato della Valle square.

To get the best out of your staying, you can require the Padova City Card that will ensure you admittance to most monuments, museums, and discounts on many other services including boat trips and the City Sightseeing Bus.

Moreover, you can take the most of your Winter school experience visiting the famous Venice’s Carnival (45 minutes by train) while the city of Vicenza with Palladio’s architectural work is less than 30 minute away from Padua). Furthermore, you could recover from the busy schedule by visiting the famous spa resorts of Abano and Montegrotto Terme.

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