Padua

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Padua (Italian: Padova, Venetian: Pàdova) is a city in North Eastern Italy, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is located centrally in the Veneto region, between Venice on one side and Vicenza and Verona on the other. The city itself has 210,821 inhabitants (2001), with about 350,000 inhabitants in the wider metropolitan area.

A view of Padua

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Padua is a central railway node in the Veneto area. Many lines converge into the city central station, notably from:

All kinds of trains pass through Padua: Eurostar, InterCity, EuroCity, InterRegionale, Regionale, InterCityNight, EuroNight, Espresso. More info is available on the Trenitalia website .

45.39583311.8480561 Padua “Gino Allegri” Airport (QPA  IATA) is nearby, but for private planes and with no direct commercial connections. However, three international airports are conveniently located nearby:

  • Venezia Marco Polo (VCE IATA) , 50 km, lot of destinations throughout Europe.
    • by bus: direct and frequent connections to Padua, 1h
    • by train: bus to Venezia Mestre station, then train.
  • Treviso (TSF IATA), 42 km, low-cost airport with Ryanair and other carriers. Destinations: Dublin, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Barcelona, Paris
    • by bus: direct and frequent connections to Padua, 1h10 – see SITA website – choose Linee Regionale, then Veneto, then Orari Linee Veneto; last bus leaves airport around 20.00 or 20.25 depending on day of week.
  • Verona Valerio Catullo (VRN IATA), 88 km, many domestic flights and some international destinations (also low-cost)
    • by train + bus

Other options further afield include:

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