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Hi all!
I want to share some photos of my beatiful town, Padua!:)
Know as the "city of Sant'Antonio", the city is picturesque, with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze, and many bridges crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione, which once surrounded the ancient walls like a moat.

It counts today about 210,000 inhabitants, with a rising immigrants population
(overall from Romania, Moldova, Morocco, Ukraine, Nigeria, China and Albania). The University has about 60,000 alumni, and it is among the largest of Italy; it was named as the best one since four consecutive years (then since 2003).

The city of Padua has become the first in Italy to allow gay couples to have their partnerships legally recognized
, prompting swift criticism from the Vatican's official newspaper.













































































 

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Some views of old Padua from the sky... from http://local.live.com/
The first step is a tour of the walls... the second one a tour of the main sites, squares and monuments located in the town centre.

Buildings of the so called "Cittadella":




A tour around the Venetian walls:































Some views of the town center:

















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