Padua, Italy

"Charity is the soul of faith, makes it alive; without love, faith dies."
- St. Anthony of Padua

Padua Cathedral.  

Padua Cathedral.  

Padua is a city in northern Italy, about 25 miles west of Venice and hosts the University of Padua, founded in 1222, where Galileo Galilei was a lecturer.

The Basilica of St. Giustina.

The Basilica of St. Giustina.

We were in Padua for only a few days and saw a fraction of what there is to see.

 
The Basilica of St. Giustina across the great piazza of Prato della Valle, and a merry-go-round (giostra) at dusk.

The Basilica of St. Giustina across the great piazza of Prato della Valle, and a merry-go-round (giostra) at dusk.

 
Palazzo della Ragione.

Palazzo della Ragione.

 
Apartments along a canal in Padua.

Apartments along a canal in Padua.

 

I took several photographs of the Prato della Valle.  It is a beautiful, not-to-be-missed place if you visit Padua.  Prato della Valle, a 90,000 square meter elliptical square, is the largest square in Italy and one of the largest in Europe.  There are 78 statues, made from stone of Vicenza between 1775 and 1883, by various artists.  

Prato della Valle.

Prato della Valle.

Prato della Valle.

Prato della Valle.

Prato della Valle.

Prato della Valle.

 
The bridge at Prato della Valle.

The bridge at Prato della Valle.

 
Prato della Valle.

Prato della Valle.

Villa Bartolomea, Carpi, Italy

Villa Bartolomea, Carpi, Italy

Venice

Venice