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It is said to be originally founded in 1183 BC by a Trojan prince. Rome made it a municipality in about 40BC, and it has always been held as a place that focuses on the northern territory and was vital to defending the area. It has been occupied by the Goths, Greeks, Lombards, and nearly devastated by the Magyars in 899. Then a fire of 1174 again nearly destroyed the city. It was a part of Venice empire in 1405 and remained so until that downfall in 1797. Afterword, the Austrians took control, and finally it became part of itlay republic in 1866.
Throughout this upheaval, The Padova residents maintained a pride of its role in the Italian struggles.
For centuries this was the main point of city administration, and city council is still next door. It ws built in 1172 and finished in 27 years. It has a reverse boat like roof without any supporting pillars. The size is huge; about 240 feet by 100 feet wide.
These are the variety of crests representing the cities and villages in the Padova province. These frazioni are mostly suburbs of the Padova main city, having a little over 200,000 people.
- Pros:Stroll the Prato and slow down the pace
- Cons:Not a lot of depth to see the sites-not may
- In a nutshell:It is a city easy to manuever around, but history sites lack
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