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“Busy, noisy but colourful”
Review of Piazza del Santo

Piazza del Santo
Ranked #31 of 431 things to do in Padua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 October 2013

It's next to the Basilica of Sant'Antonio, to whom it owes its name . It can't be therefore quiet. There are always tourist groups visiting the town but also worshipers coming from every corner of the whole world. Even so, it's not so crowded. You never have the feeling that you lose your group or your belongings. The stalls around have mostly objects connected with Saint Anthony.
The Basilica and the Saint's School cover most part of the square. The remaining area shows some characteristic old buildings of Padua with a lot of French windows and colourful balconies.
In the middle of the square you can't miss Donatello's equestrian bronze statue of Erasmo da Narni also known as Gattamelata.
Weather permitting you may have your Espresso here to listen to the poliphony of the visitors and take photos of the huge Basilica from different points of view.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

People tend to head to Rome, Florence and Venice, where they are guaranteed to be met with crowds. Padova (Padua) has just as much of the old-world charm and character tourists look for, but without the horrendous crowds fighting for a place. We did not have time to see all of the attractions, as this was just a day-trip, but we would love to go back and see it all.

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

You can walk on this place. . it is part of a visit to padova and you have to see it. The place is easy to found and give you a good filling of padova

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

When we were there it was quiet in August so you could take your time. The summer sun however was quite oppressive so we were glad to get into the cooler basilica of St Anthony

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Not much to do or see in the piazza itself. The church is an important part of Catholic history and is nice to visit.

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