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.
Padua is a central railway node in the Veneto area. Many lines converge into the city central station, notably from:
- Venezia (Venice, Trieste, and points East) – Venice is only a 30-minute ride away
- Bologna (Bologna, Ferrara, Rovigo, Rome, Florence) one hour and half ride
- Milano (Milan, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza) two hours and half minute ride
- Castelfranco (Belluno, Calalzo, Feltre) 45 minute ride
- Venezia Marco Polo (VCE IATA) , 50 km, lot of destinations throughout Europe.
- Treviso (TSF IATA), 42 km, low-cost airport with Ryanair and other carriers. Destinations: Dublin, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Barcelona, Paris
- 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:
- Brescia Gabriele D’Annunzio (VBS IATA), 130 km
- Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY IATA), 190 km, many low-cost flights
- Bologna Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ IATA), 120 km