If you love the romantic places, and especially the castles, Padua is the ideal city where you can spend a suggestive weekend. Visiting the castles, the mansions and the manor houses that embellish this Italian province.
This little itinerary with the castles to see near Padua starts with the Castello di San Pelagio (“Saint Pelagio Castle”): built in 1300, it was a fortress originally, transformed in a manor house during the further centuries, and acquiring its characterizing imposing appearance. The Castello di San Pelagio houses the Museo dell’Aria (“Museum of the Air”), with documents and heirlooms of the Gabriele D’Annunzio’s flight on Vienna.
In the south zone of Padua, you can visit the complesso del Catajo (“Building complex of Catajo”), a very big castle, with 350 frescoed rooms, and its pensile garden is an attraction that you cannot miss if you are visiting this zone.
And the lovers of the ancient garden cannot miss to visit the Villa Barbagio, one of the most extraordinary example of Italian garden. And the last castle that you have to visit during this little tour is Ca’ Marcello.
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Posted in: Ideas for a weekend on 03-04-2013