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Introduction

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Padua is a city in the northern Italian region of Veneto with well over 200,000 inhabitants.

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Getting There

By Plane

The nearest airports are the ones in Verona, Venice, Treviso and Bologna.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Al PonteVia Antonio Zacco 28/aGuesthouse89
Albergo Residence RomaVia Borgo Treno Trieste, 57Guesthouse-
B and B Tibetan HouseVia Dignano , 1guesthouse-
Le Risaie B&BVia Ramo, 57 S. Ambrogio di TrebaselegheGUESTHOUSE87
B&B Al Fiume PiovegoVia Lungargine del Piovego, 51GUESTHOUSE83
B&B Fabriziavia n. sauro, 20GUESTHOUSE-
Cà del SolVia Guercino 14Apartment-
Casa a ColoriVia del Commissario 44Guesthouse78
Covo dell' ArimannoVia Bolzani 19 Due CarrareGuesthouse-
Hotel Villa AlighieriVia Alighieri, 15hotel-
Hotel Al CasonVia F. P. Sarpi, 40hotel-
Hotel ParadisoVia Oltrebrenta, 40Hotel-
Hotel Piccolo ViennaVia Beato Pellegrino, 133hotel-
Hotel SerenoVia della Provvidenza, 31Hotel-
Ostello della Gioventu' Città di PadovaVia Aleardo Aleardi, 30hostel68
Hotel VoltaVia A. Zacco 20Hotel85
B&B PortaveneziaVia Leonardo Loredan, 36 PadovaGUESTHOUSE88
Affittacamere Due MoriVia Verdi, 19 MonseliceGuesthouse-
B&B BrandoleseVia Brandolese, 12 35127 PADOVA (PD)GUESTHOUSE-
Hotel AngiVia Artigianato, 1 FossoHotel-
Langer House B&B City Center Train Station FieraVia Niccola Tommaseo, 50GUESTHOUSE87
Carpe Noctem PadovaVia Luigi Boccherini, 13Guesthouse-
Hotel El RustegoVia A.Rossi, 16 Rubano PadovaHOTEL-
B&B Il CentralinoVia Rossini 39 LegnaroGUESTHOUSE-
Martini ApartmentVia Roma, 155 BorgoriccoAPARTMENT-
Hotel Terme BelvedereViale delle Terme, 21Hotel-
La Tana del Lupovia Monte Solarolo 6GUESTHOUSE-
Downtown B&BVia Vicenza 46GUESTHOUSE-
La Lanterna B&BVia Bettini 13 Via Bettini 17GUESTHOUSE-
Martini B&BVia Roma, 155 BorgoriccoGUESTHOUSE-
Green Fields GuesthouseVia Oderzo, 2GUESTHOUSE-
Mura del '500Via Cernaia 1 bisGUESTHOUSE-
B&B Nonna TinaVia Breo,13GUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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