Following the success of the Zurich Open, the International Padel Experience collects the items to be moved to northern Italy, specifically to the city of Padua, which will host the torunament from July 14 to 16 on the ninth round of the circuit, the Padua Open. The club in charge of hosting the tournament is the club Padel Isolaverde. It is located in a green oasis in which to relax and has an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose football pitches, tennis courts, 2 padel courts, changing rooms and a bar area with free Wi-Fi.
From the organisation team, we want you to enjoy the whole experience and that´s why we recommend some not to be missed visits:
- The Chapel of the Scrovegni or Chapel of the Arena houses in its interior a cycle of frescoes of the artist Giotto, considered one of them summits of the western art. This is one of the most important works of the artist. The frescoes narrate religious episodes, such as the story of the Virgin or the Passion of Christ.
- The Basilica of San Antonio de Padua is one of the main churches of the city as it is where the patron saint of the city, San Antonio de Padua was buried. The basilica has a great architectural complexity since they coexist different styles: Romanesque, gothic and baroque. Next to the basilica, you can see the equestrian monument of the “Gattamelata”, made by the great sculptor Donatello.
- The Prato della Valle is the largest square in Italy, with dimensions of 90,000 square meters. This open-air plaza is now a busy place for the people of Padua and on occasion festive concerts or fireworks are held in the square. It is composed of 78 statues.
- The Palazzo della Ragione in Padua (Palace of Reason) was for years the seat of the government and the courts of the city. Currently, it is a large civil building intended for commercial use in its lower part and connected to the current town hall. It is adorned inside with frescoes attributed to Giotto.