commune and capital city of the Province of Padua, Veneto, Italy

Padua (Venetian: Pàdova, Pàdoa or Pàoa) is a city and commune in Veneto, northern Italy, and the capital of the eponymous province of Padua. The city lies on the banks of the river Bacchiglione, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Venice and 29 km (18 miles) southeast of Vicenza, and has a population of 214,000 (as of 2011). It is also the economic and communications hub of the area. Padua is sometimes included, with Venice and Treviso, in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) which has a population of around 2,600,000.

Piazza della Frutta, Padua

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    Tranio, since for the great desire I had
    To see fair Padua, nursery of arts,
    I am arriv’d for fruitful Lombardy,
    The pleasant garden of great Italy, [...]
    Tell me thy mind; for I have Pisa left
    And am to Padua come as he that leaves
    A shallow plash to plunge him in the deep,
    And with satiety seeks to quench his thirst.

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