The city


Near the verdant Euganean Hills to the south and criss-crossed by waterways, Padova is a city which blends historical tradition and culture with burgeoning business and service industries. Its central position 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 town that was renowned for its art and culture.
Over the last few years, the city’s economy has expanded and its trade, logistics, infrastructure and large-scale distribution have grown together with its already well-developed network of small and medium-sized enterprises. Padova is at the heart of North-East Italy – the powerhouse behind one of Europe’s largest economic and industrial areas, with more than 7 million inhabitants and 600,000 companies.

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