Unusual tour of Padova Italy
Meeting in Prato della Valle, under Foro Boario Arch, Padova. The particular itinerary last 3 hours, from 9,30 a.m. till 12,30 p.m. with a pause for lunch at October Fest Pizzeria. It continues from 3,30 p.m. till 6,30 p.m. and dinner at Gemini Pizzeria. But if you want the trip can last just half a day. Also see Orto Botanico, Palazzo della Ragione, Caffè Pedrocchi and Cappella degli Scrovegni.
If the tour last half a day we have to choose the entry of just four monuments, while all the rest can be admired from the outside.
The guide proposal.
As you can guess from the title, this is a rare, if not unique, extraordinary point of view for the classical itinerary of Padua centre! It will be a symbolic and spiritualist enchanting description of the main sites. We will discover how shapes, figures, frescoes, statues, architectures, monuments, artists and purchasers hide another particular dimension. We start from the Prato della Valle with its '700 masonic elliptical island and its 90,000 mq- one of the largest square in the world-; the hidden worship of St luke the Evangelist body and all the other innumerable saints of the enormous S. Justine basilic- one of the longest church in the world-; the '500 esoteric remarkable circular Orto Botanico, the botanicol garden- one the the oldest in the world- with its numerous geometrical fountains, sundials and buildings inside; the Templar Black Madonna in St Anthony basilic, the '500 astrological frescoed clock and St Anthony incredible cotradicory story bisides Hthe worship of His incredible relics; the Palazzo della Ragione- the really exceptional huge medieval palace with its upside down ship shape and its 217 m length and 17 m hight of astrological and catholic frescoes inside-, the three main squares around it with the Torre dell' Orologio- the '500 clock tower with its peculiar monumental astrological and astronomic quadrant-; only from the outside the famous university- one of the oldest in the world- with its strange cloisters, its '500 elliptical wooden anatomic theatre (one of the most antique in the world) and with Galileo desk and chair- not only a professor and scientist of astronomy but also a chiromancer, alchemist and astrologer!; the '800 masonic Pedrocchi Café with ite imposing architecture, with its mixture of styles, with its superb inside extravagant rooms; in the end- but you need previous reservation- the Scrovegni Chapel frescoed by Giotto with its cyclical teaching inspired by Dante: the first expressive painter together with the most enigmatic intellectual in the world gave life to an astral and moral treasure!
Tour led by Bruno:
I have got a university and an upper school degree in English and French. I took my tourist guide ability in 2003 and I performed that activity only from 2008 in Veneto and not only in Padua in Italian, French and English languages. I am a teacher of French and English, too.
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My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the Foodies Tour, which included stops at producers of cheese, balsamic vinegar and cured meat. Paolo was an amazing tour guide – he's extremely knowledgeable, kind and a great communicator. We learned so much! It was really nice to be in a smaller group and most of the producers we visited were small so we were able to get a close up view of the processes. We'd highly recommend Emilia Delizia as this tour was truly authentic and a highlight of our trip!
thank you for the kind review
The tour of the Parmesan Reggiano cheese dairy, Balsamic Vinegar farm, the Parma ham and lunch at the organic vineyard was thoroughly enjoyed by our family of 4. Paolo was a gracious and knowledgeable host for the day and provided us with insights to the production of the cheese and balsamic vinegar which was enhanced due to his chemistry background. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to those interested in the specialities produced in the Modena region.
We had a wonderful tour, best part about visiting the Modena region!
The tour was perfect. I think Paolo would be a splendid ambassador for Italy in the EU. He knows how excellent Italian food and eating together can solve many major problems, and can stop aggressive behavior. Not the hunt for more money, but the well being of family and friends counts. Paolo shows us the products of ages of civilization and he did this like an artist. So after the tour we really love Italia more and we'll come back. We will call you Paolo, Thanks!
Following two tours with your guides this week I would like to express my thanks for some wonderful experiences.
Monday we did the tour of cheese making, balsamic and Salami which was very good and the guide Paolo was very knowledgeable.
The truffle hunt tour today was absolutely amazing, the guide Stefano is pure gold and the tour was built with much thought. Our best experience so far, by far.
Looking forward to more tours and fun next time we are in Italy.
The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.
I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. 🙂 Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.
Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge
The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.
We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide
It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.
Nous sommes une famille de cinq et nous avons adoré notre expérience. Les trois endroits étaient choisis judicieusement. Notre guide était très généreuse et super gentille. Nous recommandons ce tour ( parmesan, vinaigre balsamique et jambon de parme).