Padua (Padova), home of the famous Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua, is a city in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Famous landmarks of the city includes Scrovegni Chapel, the Basilica of St. Anthony and Prato della Valle.
Padua, ranking as one of the most secured parts of Italy, is an extremely safe city. However, like just anywhere around the world, there are some areas that should be avoided and the use of common sense should be utilised at all times.
Getting there: Train ride from Torino Porta Nuova to Padova station takes approximately 5 hours from EUR17.90 onwards – Check Trainline.com
Our accommodation is approximately 8 mins walk from the Prato della Valle. Cross the road from Padova train station(Stazione FS) to the opposite side (in front of McDonald’s Padova) to embark the tram showing “Guizza.Sud” meaning Guizza as the final tram stop which is in the South.
About the Trams
Tram rides: Tram tickets cannot be purchased onboard the trams. They can only be purchased at the train station or tobacco shop or newstands. Tickets can be purchased by 10-ticket carnet. Each ticket is limited to 75mins. Stamp your ticket upon boarding. Refer to BusItalia for more information.
Knowing which way you are heading: Trams traveling from Guizza towards Padova train station will display “Pontevigordarzere”, the name of the last station in the North.
Tram Tips: Not all tram stops are situated directly opposite one another. It is suggested that you clearly know the name of the station you are intending to alight. When you arrive at the Tram stop, locate the tram route and ensure that the you are waiting at the correct direction.