Venezia, considered one of the most beautiful cities of the world is numbered among the UNESCO world heritage. Maritime Republic, together with Pisa, Amalfi and Genoa, a reminder of what the Lion of San Marco emblem of the Serenissima, It appears in the marinade illustrious of the Italian flag. main feature of the city is its development of well 118 islets connected by countless bridges. The main channels of the city are the Canal Grande and the Canale della Giudecca.
The heart of Venice is Piazza San Marco where the center we find the Basilica of gold colored and covered with mosaics that tell the story of Venice, together with reliefs depicting the months of the year. The Ducal Palace is located next to the Basilica, seat of government of Venice was built in the fifteenth century of Istrian marble, It is now home to the museum. Other prominent landmarks are, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge, which was the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot.
Useful links: www.comune.venezia.it – www.innvenice.com – www.venezia.net
Padova, home to prestigious and oldest universities, It boasts an artistic and cultural glorious past and the many testimonies make a lot of tourists. Padua conserves one of the masterpieces of medieval art, the Scrovegni Chapel, shown at the beginning of the fourteenth century by Giotto. Also known as the city of St. Anthony, where he lived for a few years and died there in 1231, His remains are kept in the homonymous Basilica, the main monument of the city. Prato della Valle is the largest square of the city and one of the largest in Europe, once called "Field of Mars" because it intended to place military meeting. Subsequently it indicated either as "Valley of the Market" for the markets and seasonal fairs both as "Meadow of Santa Giustina" given the presence of the church. Among the main historical buildings are the Palazzo della Ragione town hall today, Palazzo del Bo university headquarters, House of the Lords, and Pedrocchi Cafe.
Useful links: http://www.turismopadova.it/