Bewitching Veneto: A Twin Centre Holiday in Padua and Verona

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£ 1650 per person - 7 nights

Stepping into the Charm of Padua and Verona

Experience the irresistible charm of a twin centre holiday between Padua and Verona, two hidden gems nestled in the captivating Veneto region. Prepare for an extraordinary adventure through the annals of history, the wonders of art, and the allure of romance.

 

These captivating cities, each with its own distinct character, will leave you spellbound, longing for more. So, why wait? Embark on a journey where ancient history, artistic treasures, and romantic tales intertwine, creating an experience that will captivate your heart and soul. Padua and Verona eagerly await your arrival.

Holiday at Glance

Duration

7 nights

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from £ 1650 per person

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Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers

High-Speed Rail travel between the cities (44 minutes)

4 nights sharing a deluxe double room at the C20 Suites in Padua

3 nights sharing a deluxe double room at the Butterfly Room in in Verona

3h private walking tour of Padua

3 hour private walking tour of Verona

Padua: Delving into Italy's Best-Kept Secret

  • Private transfer from Venice airport
  • 4 nights including breakfast sharing a deluxe double room at the C20 Suites
  • 3 hours private walking tour included

In Padua, the city that has quietly preserved its treasures away from the tourist crowds, you'll find yourself immersed in a world where past and present seamlessly blend. Marvel at the priceless masterpieces adorning Giotto's frescoed chapel and the Basilica of Saint Anthony. Explore the vibrant city life as you mingle with the locals, savoring the bustling markets and indulging in the delightful ritual of the spritz.

 

From the quirky traditions of student graduation parties to the elegance of high-end boutiques, Padua offers a truly authentic and accessible experience. With easy transportation options and affordable prices, Padua welcomes you with open arms, inviting you to uncover its secrets and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Padua, Palazzo della Ragione

The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua: Discover the mesmerizing frescoes by Giotto inside the Scrovegni Chapel, depicting biblical scenes with astonishing artistry and vibrant colors. It's a must-visit for art enthusiasts and a unique opportunity to witness the genius of a renowned Italian painter.

Saint Anthony's Basilica in Padua: Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of Saint Anthony's Basilica, where the tomb of the beloved saint resides. Join the pilgrims from around the world who come to seek blessings and experience the powerful devotion associated with this patron saint.

Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta in Padua: Wander through the bustling Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, vibrant squares that have hosted markets for centuries. Indulge in the lively ambiance, sample local produce, and soak in the historic charm of these picturesque marketplaces.

Prato della Valle in Padua: Take a leisurely stroll or have a picnic in Prato della Valle, one of Europe's largest and most enchanting squares. Admire the statues encircling the central green space, and embrace the serene beauty of this iconic location loved by both locals and tourists.

Palazzo della Ragione in Padua: Step into the Palazzo della Ragione, a medieval palace that showcases the grandeur of Padua's history. Marvel at the intricate frescoes adorning the majestic Salone and gain insights into the city's cultural and judicial significance during past centuries.

Civic Museums of Padua: Dive into Padua's rich heritage by exploring the Civic Museums, which house captivating archaeological artifacts, medieval art, and masterpieces by renowned artists. Uncover the city's artistic and historical treasures through these fascinating collections.

The Botanical Garden: Escape to the serene Botanical Garden, the oldest surviving botanical garden in the world. Wander through its diverse plant collections, rare species, and charming greenhouses, immersing yourself in the tranquility and beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Verona: Journeying Back in Time Amidst Love and Grandeur

  • Rail Travel from Verona
  • 3 nights room only sharing a deluxe double room at the Butterfly Rooms
  • 3h walking tour of Verona
  • private transfer to Verona airport

Then, venture into Verona, a city that effortlessly transports you back in time to the splendor of ancient Rome. Lose yourself in the grandeur of the Verona Arena, where operas and concerts ignite the senses. Traverse the ancient Ponte Pietra, passing through the monumental gates that have witnessed centuries of history.

 

Verona's rich tapestry of dominations, from the Scaligeri family to the Venetian Republic and the Habsburgs, unfolds before your eyes, leaving unmistakable imprints on the city's architecture and culture. And let's not forget the timeless tale of Romeo and Juliet. Wander through the legendary Casa Capuleti and stand upon the balcony that witnessed their immortal love. Let the romance of Verona sweep you off your feet as you explore the enchanting streets and indulge in the region's delectable culinary delights, accompanied by renowned Valpolicella, Amarone, or Bardolino wines.

Verona - Piazza Bra and the Arena

Highlights

Verona Arena: Step into the ancient Verona Arena, a remarkably preserved Roman amphitheater that hosts world-class operas and concerts. Experience the magic of live performances in this iconic venue, and transport yourself back in time to witness the grandeur of ancient Roman entertainment.

Juliet's House (Casa di Giulietta): Visit Juliet's House, the legendary setting of Shakespeare's tragic love story. Admire the famous balcony and leave a message on the courtyard walls, joining the tradition of seeking romantic inspiration in this enchanting location.

Piazza delle Erbe: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Piazza delle Erbe, Verona's lively square adorned with medieval buildings. Explore the market stalls, enjoy outdoor cafes, and soak in the historical charm of this bustling hub.

Ponte Pietra: Cross the picturesque Ponte Pietra, an ancient Roman bridge spanning the Adige River. Take in the panoramic views of Verona's skyline, and capture memorable photos of this iconic landmark.

Giardino Giusti: Escape to the serene Giardino Giusti, a meticulously manicured Renaissance garden offering peaceful respite from the city. Explore its elegant terraces, fragrant flower beds, and hidden paths, and enjoy breathtaking vistas of Verona.

Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti): Ascend the Lamberti Tower for sweeping views of Verona's rooftops, squares, and distant landscapes. Take in the city's beauty from above, and appreciate the architectural marvel of this medieval tower.

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