Have you ever heard about the city of Padua? It is located in the Veneto region, in Northern Italy. Veneto is famous for being the region of Venice and also for the production of amazing Italian white wine. Padua is a beautiful city, that is absolutely worth a visit. One of the things that visitors should not miss is the botanical garden. Padua bot...

A complex of eight historic clusters of buildings in the northern Italian walled city of Padua was added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) list of World Heritage sites on Saturday. The decision was made during the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's 44th session held online and chaired from Fuzhou, China...

Bologna, Padua, and Rome's La Sapienza universities topped the rankings of major state-run Italian universities published by the CENSIS think tank on Monday. Bologna came top again with a score of 91.8 points, followed again by Padua with 88.7. La Sapienza rose from fourth last year to third this year with a score of 85.5 while Florence University...

The University of Padua has elected Daniela Mapelli as its new rector, the first woman to hold the top post at the institution since it was founded in 1222. Mapelli, a professor of psychology, begins her six-year term on 1 October, just in time for the university's 800th anniversary next year. A native of Lecco in northern Italy, the 55-year-old Ma...

Growing up in an Italian household, I heard the phrase “St. Anthony will help you find it!” so many times that the words were ingrained in me pretty much from birth! It didn’t matter what the “it” was, whether it was an object of little monetary value or an item more sentimental, my mother always had utmost trust and belief that if we prayed to the...

The piazza is as Italian as it gets: not as an architectural or urban feature, but rather from a cultural and social point of view. In small villages, it’s where people meet, discuss and buy food, when it’s market day. In cities, the piazza is the equivalent of a grand palace’s living room, the place where you show the best your home has inside.  W...

The square is the heart of every Italian city. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, many are created following very original projects. But some squares hide secrets in their own structure and their own name. Their form is shaped directly on the oldest buildings or on the pre-existing spaces, still preserved below. We literally walk over history,...

Padova is located in the Venetian plain, about an hour's drive from the wonderful Venice. It certainly has many places to visit for those who love observing the beauty that different historical eras and famous artists gave to a city to be discovered slowly, large enough to have something to offer even to the most demanding tourists, but small enoug...

E' opera del pasticcere padovano Francesco Luni è il “miglior panettone del mondo 2020”: questo il responso del Campionato Internazionale della Federazione Internazionale Pasticceria Gelateria e Cioccolateria “The best Panettone of the world 2020”, che ha consacrato il dolce preparato dal pasticcere veneto della Pasticceria Estense di Padova. Erano...

Padua’s Botanical Garden is the world’s oldest, created in 1545 by the Venetian Republic.   It is the world's oldest academic botanical garden that is still in its original location and has preserved its original layout – a circular central plot, symbolizing the world, surrounded by a ring of water. Padua’s Botanical Garden was devoted to the growt...