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This basilica, the most important of the city, has been dedicated to main saint of Padua, San Antonio. It was built 8 centuries ago and from then on, it became one of the most important spiritual places of the Christian world. Antonio chose Padua as his permanent home in the period in which he was travelling all over Italy. The church is owned by the Vatican and it houses the tongue of the saint, an important holy relic.
This equestrian monument has been made by Donatello that with this statue in bronce celebrated Gattamelata, one of the most important leaders of the Repubblica Veneta. Has been erected between 1446 and 1453 and is placed in the Piazza del Santo. Ernesto Da Nardi, called Gattamelata, is been proposed on his horse, fierce and secure, withe the sticj of command on the right hand.
The Botanical gardens of Padua as has been created in 1545, is at the present the most antique in his genre, as a botanical garden managed by a University. The primarily purpose at that age was to grow there herbs in order to help the students of medicine to recognize the correct ones and the amount of species was around 1800. Thanks to the commercial connection wordlwide of the Republic of Venezia this number grew more and more and today the differente plants have been divided into 5 different enviroments: mediterranean, alpine, fresh water, succulent plants and tropical greenhouse. Has been declared an UNESCO site.
This abby is located in the center of the city and has been created in the VI century on the tomb of the saint Giustina. The abby and teh manstery have been closed by Napoleone in 1810 and then reopened in 1919. Is one of the biggest of the christianity. The dimensions are 122 meters long and 82 meters wide.
Palazzo Zuckermann is one of the most famous palaces in the city of Padua. It was built during the years 1912 and 1914, in an era which demanded a new urban planning of the city, in order to give the city a more monumental aspect. The name comes from the last name of the man who commissioned the structure, in a XIXth century style, with a liberty front, and it hosts in its courtyard the old walls of the city. Nowadays it is the seat of two museums: the Museo Bottacin and the Museum of Applied and Decorative Arts.
Antenore, originally from Troya, following the legend, has been the founder of the city of Padua and is supposed that in this typical middle age tumb, are kepted his rests. The rest were discovered in 1274 and 1283 has been builded the monument to host them. In 1984 thanks to the scientific progress has been determined that the rest are probably the ones of an hungarian soldier dead during the invasions of the XI century, but the city is still loves it like the tumb of the ancestor.