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Rent a car or van at Padova with Europcar
Located in Italy’s Veneto region, Padova (Padua) is a beautiful, charming and mesmerising city with a fascinating past and a rich cultural heritage. Nestled on the Bacchiglione River just a short drive from Venice, it’s a great place to start an Italian adventure, so why not pick up a car rental from Europcar Padova and be on your way in no time?
The Europcar car hire experience at Padova
Whether you’re travelling to Italy for business or pleasure, we’ve a vehicle to suit your needs. From small and compact like the Fiat 500 to large and spacious such as the Renault Kadjar, our fleet consists of new, comfortable and reliable vehicles that will get you from A to B in style.
If you want to cruise along the Italian roads in a head-turner, don’t miss our premium selection which features top models from well-known marques including Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
As well as top of the range cars, we also have vans readily available for your convenience such as the Mercedes Sprinter and the Iveco Daily – so browse what’s available online and book for your selected dates in three easy steps. Our flexible long and short-term car rental solutions will keep you mobile for as long as you need and as we don’t want you to retrace your route unnecessarily, feel free to drop your vehicle back at any one of our car rental stations.
Discover Padova and surroundings by car
As one of the oldest established cities in Northern Italy Padova – often referred to as Padua – has enjoyed some form of settlement since 1183BC and is therefore a fascinating place to explore. One of the most popular attractions in the area has to be the Basilica di Sant’Antonio which stands tall in the centre of the Old Town. Constructed during the 1200s, this impressive structure features a wide range of architectural styles and is listed as one of the international shrines of the Holy See.
Bustling squares lined with bars, restaurants and boutique stalls are characteristic of Italy’s cities with Piazza dei Signori being one of the liveliest gathering points in Padova. Here, you’ll find the famous Torre Dell’Orologio (Clock Tower) and the beautiful Marciana column, as well as regular markets which attract tourists and locals alike.
While you’re in the area, be sure to also pass by Padua Duomo with its blue and red patterned marble floor and the Cappella degli Scrovegni – a sensationally picturesque church well-known for its colourful religious depictions with almost all available wall space being covered with artwork.
If you fancy heading further afield, Padova is also well-placed for a road trip with the quirky waterways and gondolas of Venice being just a short drive to the east and Milan to the west. Head south and you’ll also find the visually impressive cities of Bologna and Florence which are sure to take your breath away.
When driving in Italy, always stay on the right hand side of the road unless you are overtaking. Roads tend to be well-maintained and signposted making navigation relatively straightforward. That said; driving throughout Padova can be challenging thanks to the network of narrow roads and pedestrian-only zones. The centre of Padova is a ZTL zone which means access to this area is restricted only to permit holders.
On-street parking is indicated by blue lines. Please follow local signage to ensure you don’t overstay. Unlimited parking is set to off-street car parks in the city with rates ranging from €2.00-4.00 per hour. Lower rates usually apply during the evening.
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