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Prato della Valle

Where Prato della Valle, Padova

Prato della Valle is the largest square in the city of Padua and among the largest in Italy and Europe, with an area of 88,620 m². Current configuration dates from the late eighteenth century and is characterized by central elliptical island, called Isola Memmia, surrounded by a channel (powered by Alicorno channel) on its banks is a double ring of 78 statues. Prato still maintains its historic features in place of trade and show: every Saturday there is traditional market of Padua and every third Sunday of the month an antiques market. Several times a year Prato hosts concerts with tens of thousands of spectators. On Prato overlooks imposing Basilica of St. Giustina.

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