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Zip Travel Group

Boarding on La Padovalla at the flight of steps “Il Portello” dating back to the 16th century or at the embarking place “Porte Contarine Lock” in the centre of the city. On board of our typical venetian “peota” (a wooden boat that is able to navigate on the water surface) you will have the possibility to admire the monuments,and the buildings that marked the history of the city between the 15th and the 20th centuries but in a very original and evocative way.

We will visit the flight of steps “Il Portello”, it was the river harbour of the city in the past and it was connected with Venice through the waterway created by the Piovego Canal and the Brenta River. We are going to see the ancient gates of Padova: Porta Portello, dating back to the Renassaince, and Porta Molino, dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as the old bridges: Ponte delle Grate del Carmine, Ponte Molino, Ponte San Leonardo.

This excursion is an extraordinary possibility to admire the city wall, the ramparts, the palaces, tha churches and the monuments that reveal all their beuty from the waters of the Piovego Canal, excavated by the inhabitants of the city during the early 13th century. We will enter the rampart Portello Vecchio in order to discover the underground galeries connecting the city ramparts during the 16th century.

We suggest you to wear sporting clothes. This excursion lasts about 1 hour and 45′ and ends at the starting embarking place.

Price per person 2005
Groups € 10, 00 p.p.
Students € 7, 00 p.p.
Excursion by night € 13,00 p.p.


The price includes: navigation and explanation by the captain. Groups minimum 25 travellers. 01 free every 25. The services on spot must be paid directly by the groups.

“FROM THE 14th TO THE 16th CENTURY:PADOVA ON GIOTTO’S TRACES”

This very particular excursion will awake your love for the beautiful thinghs. We will visit wonderful places, painted in frescoes by the best Giotto’s pupils and then we will navigate the Piovego Canal, discovering the city walls and the ramparts in a very evocative way. We will have our lunch in a typical restaurant located in the city centre, where we will taste the traditional dishes of our region.

ITINERARY:

9.30 a.m.: meeting with our guide at Piazza degli Eremitani in the city centre. Walk in the centre visiting the famous squares of the city: Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza della Frutta admiring the most important monuments from outside: Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo del Bò, Caffè Pedrocchi, Piazza del Duomo. Visit of the enchanting romanesque baptistery of the cathedral, named after St. John the Baptist, that holds the finest cycles of frescoes painted by the florentine painter and Giotto’s pupil Giusto de’ Menabuoi. After that we will visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, built during the XIII century in Romanesque-Gothic style where St. Anthony’s remains are buried in the Arca del Santo. On the Piazza del Santo we will visit the Oratory of St. George, which holds aa great cycle of frescoes dating back to the 14th century.
12.30 p.m.: Lunch in a typical restaurant in th city centre near Prato della Valle, the largest square in Europe after the Red Square in Moscow, tasting the delightful local dishes. Our menù includes: hors-d’ouvre, first course, main course, beverages and coffee.
3.00 p.m.: Boarding on La Padovalla at the embarking place “Porte Contarine Lock” in the centre of the city. On board of our typical venetian “peota” (a boat that is able to navigate on the water surface) you will have the possibility to admire the monuments and the buildings that marked the history of the city between the 15th and the 20th centuries but in a very original and evocative way. We will visit the flight of steps “Il Portello”, it was the river harbour of the city in the past and it was connected with Venice through the waterway created by the Piovego Canal and the Brenta River. We are going to see the ancient gates of Padova: Porta Portello, dating back to the Renassaince, and Porta Molino, dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as the old bridges: Ponte delle Grate del Carmine, Ponte Molino, Ponte San Leonardo. This excursion is an extraordinary possibility to admire the city wall, the ramparts, the palaces, the churches and the monuments that reveal all their beuty from the waters of the Piovego Canal, excavated by the inhabitants of the city during the early 13th century. We will enter the rampart Portello Vecchio in order to discover the underground galeries connecting the city ramparts during the 16th century.
5.00 p.m.: Return to the “Porte Contarine Lock”, landing, end of the services.
Price per person 2005
Groups min. 25 pax and max 45 pax € 50, 00 p.p.
Individual tourists: € 55, 00 p.p.

The price includes the official guide for the tour in Padova, entrance fee for the churches, the baptistery, the oratory and the lunch at the restaurant, the navigation with explanation by the captain

“THE RIVIERA EUGANEA – THE BATTAGLIA CANAL”

This charming excursion can start in the centre of Padova as well at the flight of steps “Il Portello” or at the city quarter “Il Bassanello”.

ITINERARY:
With departure from the flight of steps “Il Portello”, dating back to the 16th century and old harbour deeply connected to Venice, you will have the opportunity to admire the monuments that marked the history of Padova between the 15th and the 20th century but in a very special and evocative way.
We are going to see Portello Gate, the city walls, the ramparts: Portello Nuovo, Portello Vecchio and Castelnuovo and we will visit the rampart Portello Vecchio in order to discover the secrets of the underground galeries connecting the city ramparts during the Renassaince.
We will navigate the Gregorio’s Canal, which was excavated at the beginning of the 20th century and after passing Voltabarozzo Lock we will navigate the Scaricatore Canal in order to reach the city quarter “Il Bassanello” and enter the Battaglia Canal. On this stretch connecting the City of Padua and the city of Venice we are going to visit beautiful mansions: Villa Molin (ticket Euro 5,20 p.p.) created by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi in 1597, tha Catajo Castle dating back to the year 1570 (ticket Euro 4,50 p.p.) still belonging to the marquis Degli Obizzi.
Then we will pass through the Lock in Battaglia Terme, hydraulic masterpiece dating back to the year 1919 and will visit the Museum of the Internal Navigation in Battaglia Terme (Ticket Euro 3,00 p.p.) with the exhibition of waterjobs. Return Padova: Il Portello or il Bassanello.

This excursion lasts about 8 hours with departure from Il Portello and about 7 hours with departure from Il Bassanello.

Price per person 2005
Groups min. 25 pax and max 45 pax € 25, 00 p.p.
Individual tourists (joining a group): € 30, 00 p.p.


The price includes: navigation and guide on bord.
The price doesn’t include: the tickets for the villas, for the castle, for the museum and whatever is not mentioned in this programme.

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