Are you planning a holiday in Venice and would you like to include in your itinerary some visits outside the Serenissima? 

Certainly by reading articles and comparing opinions you will have come across various opinions, but the heart of the matter can be summarized in one sentence: Padova vs Treviso. We offer you two itineraries, the difficult choice is yours!

Padova vs Treviso: itinerary 1

Let’s start from Padua, bigger but not necessarily more interesting between the two. 

Certainly Padua offers a wide choice of points of interest, among these large open spaces characterized by green areas and buildings of inestimable historical value. If you only have one day to visit the ancient city of Padua, here is an itinerary that might be right for you:

  • Prato della Valle
  • St. Anthony ‘s Cathedral
  • Botanical Garden
  • Palace of Reason
  • Bò Palace
  • Eremitani Museums

These locations are not very far from each others, if you love sports we suggest you to explore this itinerary on foot or by bike.

Padova vs Treviso: Itinerary 2

Let’s move on to the second city we wanted to talk about. Treviso isn’t certainly less interesting than Padua, its perfectly intact walls testify to its history and characterize the profile of the city even after centuries. In addition, the whole city is surrounded by the river Sile which flows into hidden canals and creates perfect views for photography lovers. Here are the places of interest that you should definitely visit on a one-day itinerary:

  • Church of San Francesco 
  • Treviso Canals and Canal of Buranelli
  • San Vito Square and the Fountain of Tre Visi
  • Piazza dei Signori
  • Fontana delle Tette 
  • Treviso Walls and Porta San Tomaso

Are you a canoe lover? Treviso is the perfect city for you, there you can sail by the Restera on Sile River.

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