Take a City Sightseeing tour of Padua and hop on and off the bus at your leisure at stops conveniently located along the route. Don’t miss a chance to see the famous Basilica of St. Anthony with its impressive Romanesque architecture, the Gothic-style aisles and eastern apse that were added in the 13th century.Visit the University of Padua, where you can learn about the history of the city and see some of the most interesting areas of this historic institution. Hop back on the bus and head to Piazza delle Erbe, which is overlooked by the Palazzo della Ragione. The Palazzo, dating from 1218, was the ancient seat of the city courts; note the roof that’s shaped like the hull of an upside-down ship. The piazza hosts a vegetable market by day; by night, it comes alive with locals enjoying refreshments at the cafés.