An ancient walled city situated between Verona and Venice, Padua is the oldest city in Northern Italy. It is a beautiful old university town with an illustrious past.
Pilgrims come here from all over the world to venerate St. Anthony, the Franciscan hermit who was born in Lisbon but died in Padua, and to visit the magnificent Basilica that holds his tomb and relics.
- Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
- Local time: GMT +1 hour
- Airports: Naples (NAP); Rome (FCO); Bologna (BLQ); Venice (VCE)
- Languages: Italian; many people speak English
- Climate: Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and short mild winters
- Voltage: 230V A/C, Sockets outlets and sockets of Type and Type F 2 pin, and Type L 3 pin are used.
- Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
- Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Italy must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities