Bed & Breakfast Near Padua, Italy

Bed & Breakfast Near Padua, Italy
Padua is an ancient city located in northern Italy in the province of the same name. Often lumped in with Venice as part of the larger metropolitan area, it is a populous area that is popular with tourists. Sitting on the banks of the Bacchiglione River, the city showcases some of the most classic and ancient architecture and attractions in Italy. Catering to the tourism crowd, a popular option for overnight stays in town is the bed and breakfast, several of which have opened in the central downtown district.

Canton del Gallo

Canton del Gallo is a charming bed and breakfast situated in the historic heart of downtown Padua, near some of the city's most often visited sights. The Palazzo del Bol university as well as the historical town squares of Erbe and Frutta are just steps from the hotel's front door. Saint Anthony's Bascillica is accessed with a quick stroll down the town's bustling streets. The bed and breakfast is very small, offering only a few rooms in a quiet, private and romantic atmosphere devoid of the large crowds and noise found at some hotels. Each room features a private bathroom, full furnishings and balconies overlooking the town square outside the building. A community kitchen and dining room is also available at the bed and breakfast for guests to use at their leisure. Each morning a fresh homemade breakfast is served with all the choices you could expect from a bed and breakfast. Fresh fruit and jam is available along with several types of pastries and cake. Fresh fruit juice or coffee is available at any time as well. Guests will also enjoy taking part in the Italian tradition of evening "sprtiz" offered at the bed and breakfast, where locals and anyone else who wishes come together in public areas to mingle and drink a special pre-dinner cocktail.

Canton del Gallo
Via Roma, 30
35122 Padova, Italy
+39-049-875-2331
cantondelgallo.it

Palazzo della Ragione

The Palazzo della Ragione is a famous and historic building in the heart of Padua's central pedestrian district. Consisting of three expansive floors containing marketplaces and other historic attractions, the Palazzo della Ragione also offers on the top floor a quaint and private bed and breakfast. In the form of a single hotel-style room, the bed and breakfast is part of a residence privately owned by a local. The room is large and well-furnished, with fresh linen and towels, a private bathroom and many of the buildings older architectural styles intact. Windows look out onto the main plaza several stories below, always the sight of a flurry of activity around the marketplace. Padua's dining scene is just a short walk down the street, while other attractions such as the Scrovegni Chapel and Verdi Theatre are also just a few minutes away. Fresh breakfast is served each morning in the main residence. Rates are budget-priced, but be warned that a stay of at least two nights is required.

Palazzo della Ragione
17 Piazza delle Erbe
35100 Padova, Italy
+39-03-049-656428
bbrossetti.altervista.org

Gioia

The Gioia Bed and Breakfast is located just north of the main Padua historic downtown, on the far edge of the main tourist area and just steps from the Padua train station. The hotel offers several rooms to choose from, each unique in both decoration and amenities. One features a full-sized Jacuzzi in the private bathroom, while another offers a steam shower full of color changing lights. Each room is decorated in soothing colors and filled with modern, simplistic furniture. Fresh towels and linens, heating and electricity and other modern amenities are all offered. Breakfast is served each morning at a large community table situated in the middle of the expansive kitchen. Fresh pastries and fruit are served along with other traditional breakfast dishes as well as fruit juice or hot coffee. The location adjacent to the town's main train station provides a quick train ride to nearby Venice, while a short walk from the front door will bring you down to the main pedestrian district, site of the most historic attractions in town, including Café Pedrocchi and the Scrovegni Chapel.

Gioia
Via Pietro Liberi, 8a
35100 Padova, Italy
+39-049-606-302
bbgioia.com

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