Surrounded by the Euganean Hills and crossed by waterways, Padova is a city that blends historical tradition and culture with burgeoning business and service industries. Its central position makes it perfect for reaching Venezia and its beach resorts, the Dolomites, Lake Garda and the spa resorts of Abano and Montegrotto Terme.
Almost 500,000 tourists visit Padova each year to marvel at its art and fine heritage of architecture and museums. Its squares, porticoes and old cobbled streets tell the story of a wealthy, beautiful medieval town that was renowned for its art and culture.
Over the last few years, the city's economy has taken off and its trade, logistics, infrastructure and large-scale distribution have grown alongside its already well-developed network of small and medium enterprises. Padova is at the heart of North-east Italy and is the powerhouse behind one of Europe's largest economic and industrial areas with more than 7 million inhabitants and 600,000 firms.
Resident students from outside the province 15,000
Bicycle lanes 88 km
Minimum temperature -1.3° C
Maximum temperature 31.3° C
Tourism 467,688 visitors
City businesses 20,024