Discovering Padua

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Situated in the heart of north-eastern Italy, and less than 40 km from Venice, Padua is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, offering 3000 years of history.

A city definable as truly student-friendly, Padua hosts over 60,000 students within a population of little more than 210,000 inhabitants: these are the numbers depicting one of the oldest university towns, where student and city life coexist in close proximity on a daily basis.
The student-filled piazzas, the open air of the river banks enjoyed by joggers, a summer aperitif on the Piovego waterfront, not to mention an abundance of cultural, musical and sporting events… all features of a vibrant and welcoming city where students can spend time in places full of history, art and beauty, like the Botanical Garden where they can go free of charge. Many different languages can be heard when walking around the city streets, not least as a result of the continuous flow of international tourists.

Padua is also well-endowed with parks, green spaces and bicycle lanes (currently 170 km), allowing students to get from A to B quickly and easily, every day. And if the need arises, there is also a car-sharing scheme available, with 28 docking stations. Similarly, people keen on sports are well catered for, with the University Sports Centre (CUS) offering a wide range of activities, individual and team alike.

There are always plenty of opportunities to hear good music, and many of the shops in the city accept the Studiare a Padua Card, which entitles university students and employees to price discounts.
More and more initiatives are being introduced for low price admission to theatres and concert halls with Zed, including shows at the Gran Teatro Geox, subscriptions and special price tickets for the Teatro Verdi, and admission free of charge to events staged by, the University’s web radio station.

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25 Mar 2019