Guided tour of Cittadella

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    Lovivo Tour Experience

    Via A.Vespucci, 17 – 35031, Abano Terme (PD)
    M. (+39) 333 994 52 88 - T. (+39) 049 29 69 340

    A guided tour of Cittadella to discover one of the walled cities of Veneto, the only one in Europe with a patrol walkway entirely passable and well preserved.


    The first foundations of Cittadella’s city walls date back to the 3rd century when the Romans erected the ancient walls along the Roman road Postumia, an important artery that connected Aquileia with Genoa through all of Northern Italy.

    Between the 12th and 13th centuries, when the expansionist aims of the powerful city of Padua brought it into conflict with Treviso and Vicenza, the Paduans decided to fortify it with a massive defensive wall.

    With this guided tour of Cittadella, you will be able to walk along the walls that in the Middle Ages were an insurmountable limit for militias everywhere.

    They have an average thickness of 2.10 meters and four gates in correspondence of the four cardinal points, identified by the city gates: Porta Padovana, Porta Bassanese, Porta Trevisana and Porta Vicentina, which all turn to the city from which they take their name.

    Accompanied by the local tour guide, you will then walk along the patrol walkway and enjoy the view of the city from above, just as the soldiers did during their surveillance duty in medieval times.

    Descending into the center, step by step, you will then admire the important monuments of the city: The Captain’s House, where the Captain of the Guards resided, with original frescoes inside dating back to the 16th century; the Tower of Malta, whose terrifying tortures are narrated at the time of the tyrant Ezzelino III da Romano, even cited by Dante in the Divine Comedy; the Praetorian Palace, the ancient seat of the Potestà of the city of Padua; the Social Theater, whose facade is attributed to the well-known Giuseppe Jappelli and the Cathedral with the Picture Gallery, which houses works by Palma il Giovane.

    The experience includes: 

    • Guided tour of the city of Cittadella
    • Walk on the patrol walkway
    • Traditional Italian life with your local guide
    • Insurance and technical organization of certified travel agency

    The experience does not include: 

    1. Everything not expressly indicated
    2. Transfer service available on request and with extra charge.

    Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 4 paying adults.

    EXPLANATIONS DURING THE TOUR: only touristic guides can and are allowed to explain the monuments, the city and the museums. Accompaniers just help you in case you need it or take you to the most beautiful places chosen for your tour.

    MEETINGS: In case the meeting point with the guide/accompanist is in the place of the tour it is necessary to give an active telephone number, which will be given to the guide/accompanist. In case you can’t find the guide/accompanist please call the number +39 333 994 52 88. If you don’t contact us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.

    OPENING TIMES OF THE MONUMENTS: Some monuments are not always open. If you are interested in visiting a special monument, tell us in the moment of request of quotation. In case you don’t asked us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.

    TRANSFER SERVICES: The transfer service for the client, if done with the Minivan of the agency, is included as a transfer service for free and carried out for courtesy only in order to full fill the necessities of the tour. 

    WEATHER: The tour takes place even in case of bad weather. If the tour is cancelled it is to protect your safety. The tours to Venice take place even in case of high water.

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN DURING THE TOURS: Tours could be held in multiple languages at the same time.

    RESPECT FOR TIMETABLES AND GROUPS: With the confirmation of the tour, you accept the timetable indicated in the program. In order to have an above-board tour, it will not be possible to change the timetable except it is a decision of the tour leader.

    TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION: Lovivo Tour Experience by E3 srl, Viale delle Terme, 107 / B 35031 Abano Terme (Padua), T. +39 049 2969340 F. +39 049 2969349, e-mail,EUROP ASSISTANCE Insurance Policy n. 9040153, Guarantee Fund: IL SALVAGENTE s.c. a r.l. n. 2020 / 1- 3114, Authorization of the Province of Padua 1226 of reg. of 18.08.2016.

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