The historic shops of Padua

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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

    With the tour of the historic shops of Padua you will discover the historic center of the city and the small historic stores of local crafts.


    The historic shops and establishments with their signs and furnishings of the past are part of the cultural heritage of a city and are among the most authentic things to discover during a visit to a city.

    This tour will lead you to the discovery of the historic shops of Padua, from the Drogherie, to the antique prints, from the pastry shop to the haberdashery…how many stories they have to tell!

    After meeting your guide, you will start the tour with a visit to the Libreria Minerva, discovering stories of antique books, prints and drawings in the antiquarian market, for collectors and enthusiasts.

    You will then move to the corner of Via del Santo and Via Galilei, in a building dating back to the 15th century, where you will find the Antica Salumeria Franchin Enrico with its more than 100 years of history made of traditions and continuous updating.

    Finally, you will reach the Prato della Valle where the Drogheria Preti (Preti Grocery) awaits you for a sensory journey with spices in an extremely colourful space with an ancient appearance; since 2006 the building and its furnishings have been protected by the Superintendence for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage for their ethno-anthropological and historical value.

    Return to the historic centre for a visit to the Gioielleria Zaggia workshop in Galleria Duomo to discover the secrets of the goldsmith’s trade and then finish with a mouth-watering conclusion at Pasticceria Racca, founded in 1933 and which, under the guidance of the Zaghetto family since 1992, has developed the artisan chocolate line Couture Racca Chocolate.

    The experience includes: 

    • 2-hour visit with a specialist guide
    • Traditional Italian life with your local guide
    • Insurance and technical organisation by certified travel agency

    The experience does not include: 

    1. Anything not expressly indicated
    2. A transfer service to the meeting point with the guide is available on request and at an 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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