The City and its Surroundings

The city of Padova

With the delightful Euganean Hills to the south, criss-crossed by waterways, Padova is a city which blends historical tradition and culture with burgeoning business and service industries.
Its location makes it perfect for reaching Venice 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 city which was renowned for its art and culture.
Over the last few years, the city’s economy has advanced considerably/ and its trade, logistics, infrastructure and large-scale distribution have grown side by side with its already  well-developed
network of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Padova lies at the heart of north-east Italy and is the powerhouse behind one of Europe’s largest economic and industrial regions, with more than 7 million inhabitants and 600,000 firms.

Province of Padova Tourism website