62 – (ITA STAGE 14) – Piazzola Sul Brenta – Padova



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The Stage

Another good look at the great Villa Contarini and at its splendid gardens, then we leave from the porch to start a completely leveled stage, with very small villages and localities to arrive at great city, by Italian standards: Padua. We turn right on Via Rolando, and walk for a little less than 1km, up to the crossroad with Via Ticino; turning left and right, still on Via Ticino, 100 m and we turn right on the Ostiglia cycling lane running along a dismissed railway for 800 m .

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We leave the cycling lane and pass under the old railway bridge, turning right, 200 m and we turn left, 300m and we shall be on the River Brenta again. We follow the river for 700 m then turn right into Via Argine Basso. On for 1,5 km and we are in Tremignon. We follow the local road on the left for 900 m, then left for 500 m and we shall be on State Highway in the locality of Vaccarino. We cross at the traffic light and take the street on the left, Via dei Savonarola which we shall follow for 650 m, and leave it for a country lane, parallel to the main road, and in 3 km we shall be in Limena: a good restoration place, since we will be a little short of half way to the end of stage. Returning on the bridge over the canal we turn right on Via Bocche which leads us to the water regulation plant and at the entrance to the Park of Punta Speron: a very beautiful park on the bank of the Brenta. We pass a level crossing to get to the bank of the river we turn left and walk for 500 m up to the bridge over the Brenta. We are on the road on the opposite bank of the river, and going left we will enjoy a full 8 km of wonderful parkland, passing by Vigodarzere, where we underpass the railway before using the bridge that will take us into the city of Padova; having passed the bridge we can follow at left the signal of ST Anthony, or to continue straight on along Via Ponte Vigodazere; we underpass the Venice-Turin Highway A4, the ring road and follow the cycling lane next to Via Guido Reni, then Via Tiziano Aspetti, the flyover Borgomagno, Via Codalunga, Piazza Mazzini, Via Tasso, Via Monte di Pietà, Piazza Duomo, Via San Gregorio Barbarigo, Via Seminario, Via Marin, left into Via Cavalletto, and finally we shall be in the great Prato della Valle, we shall cross the enormous lawn and take Via Beato Luca Belludi, 300 m more and we shall be in front of the Basilica of St Anthony.
Prehistoric settlements in the urban area of Padova dating from the 11th to the 10th century BC.  have been found by the archaeologists. The legend goes that the city was founded in 1132 BC by Antenores, a Trojan prince, escaped from the destruction of Troy; it is well known that such legend derives from a attempt by Titus Livy to glorify his own city at the level of Rome. From 49 BC Padova was a Roman municipium, and at the time of Augustus, soon after it, was included into the 10th Region, of which became one of the most important cities. During the Imperial period, Padua grew rich thanks to the wool produced by the flocks of the Asiago Plateau. Many trade routes connected the city with the main cities of Northern Italy: the Via Annia connected it with Adria and Aquileia, the Via Medoaci connected with the Valsugana and the Asiago Plateau, the Via Astacus, connected Padova with Vicenza and Via Aurelia took to Asolo, the Via Aponense led to the Spas of the Euganei Hills.

VARIATION: way of  St. ANTONY  from Bassano del Grappa to Camposanpiero and Padova   

WARNING! in the wetlands of the plains provide yourself with products against mosquitoes

For the description of the route see the Guide of Simone Frignani
From airport (BOLOGNA, VENEZIA, MILANO-ORIO, VERONA) to Padova FS Railway Station BUS/LOCAL TRAIN – FSBUS bus route – from Padova FS Railway Station – 20 km (www.fsbusitaliaveneto.it)
Cicli Mosconi Via Vicenza,29/c – 35138 PADOVA 049-8717574
Gigio Bike Via G.Belzoni,120 – 35121 PADOVA 049-658958
Angel Bike Via G.Reni,62 – 35100 PADOVA 049-8646865
Barchesi Giuseppe Via Sarpi Frà Paolo,146 – 35100 PADOVA 049-8719833
Bici Center Via Sanmicheli Michele, 1 – 35100 PADOVA 049-2050233
Morbiato Giorgio Via Callegari Cardinale,59 – 345100 PADOVA 049-706463
Murialdo-La Specola Via G.Puchetti,9 – 345100 PADOVA 049-773857
Snowbike Via Armistizio,48 – 345100 PADOVA 049-8808863
Forever Bike Via A.Costa,1/a – 345100 PADOVA 049-2131801
Ufficio informazioni turistiche Padova Piazzale della Stazione, 14, 35131 PADOVA 049 201 0080 infostazione@turismopadova.it; info@turismopadova.it www.turismopadova.it
Ufficio informazioni turistiche Padova Galleria Cappellato Pedrocchi – 35131 PADOVA 049 201 0080 infopedrocchi@turismopadova.it; info@turismopadova.it www.turismopadova.it
Ufficio informazioni turistiche Padova Piazza del Santo – via Cesarotti – 35131 PADOVA 049 201 0080 infosanto@turismopadova.it www.turismopadova.it

Bold type for structures we already used
Red type for structures we have an arrangement (with Credential*)
(*) Prices might change for special situations: please book early and ask for confirmation
In some places it is difficult to find accommodation only for one night: we suggest you to take accommodation for more nights, using, for your movements, the comfortable and cheap local trains, route Brenner-Trento-Bassano del Grappa.