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MUSEUMS' OPEN DAY: FREE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUMS OWNED BY THE PROVINCE OF PADUA FOR EXPO 2015 Free admission, workshops, entertainment, meetings for adults and children Free admission to the five provincial museums for Sunday, June 7th to discover the historical, artistic, scientific and natural value of these places, heritage of the Paduan territory.

Villa Beatrice – Natural History Museum - Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00

On Mount Gemola there is a place where history and nature come together in perfect harmony: Villa Beatrice is what remains of an ancient monastery, home of the Blessed Beatrice d'Este, a noblewoman of the Este family, who lived here between 1221 and 1226. In 1578 the monastery was suppressed and in the mid 1600, the building was transformed into a country villa. Today the villa is owned by the Province and hosts the Natural History Museum dedicated to the species of the Euganean Hills.
Free admission to the Museum – Admission fee for other activities

Centanin Museum - Museum of heat engines - Opening hours: 15:00 to 17:30

The collection of heat engines owned by Orazio and Giulia Centanin, is primarily composed of steam engines and other machines used for the drainage of wetlands dating from the period between the end of 1800 and the beginning of 1900. The Museum also houses the interactive exhibition "Science and Wonder" with various permanent didactic tours aimed at an intuitive and enjoyable approach to science.
Free admission to the Museum – at 15.30 workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years, "Bird life in the city" (cost of the workshop € 5 - reservation required)

Castello San Martino - Archaeological Museum of the River Bacchiglione - Opening hours: 9:30 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Along the banks of the Bacchiglione river lies the charming Castle of San Martino della Vaneza which houses the Archaeological Museum of the River Bacchiglione. It displays two monoxyle pirogues, a collection of reproductions of old maps showing the waterways of Paduan territory and numerous archaeological findings related to the material culture of the people who have inhabited the floodplain created by the river from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Free admission to the Museum - 16:00 to 18:00 “Games and sports in ancient times": activities for children aged 8 and above (cost of the activities € 5 - reservation required)

Esapolis - Living Museum of insects, bugs and bees - Opening hours: 9:30 to 17:30

The first major Italian museum/exploratory on the MicroMegaWorld, hosting live animals such as insects, other invertebrates and numerous small vertebrates. Visiting it you can discover the fascinating aspects of the world of insects and entomology and the great little universe that revolves around insects. The museum has many sections, such as the room of the naturalist, where you can meet the great entomologists and discover their study and collection techniques, and a large room dedicated to the Evolution, displaying fossils and living organisms that testify and explain crucial steps of the development of life on earth.
Free admission to the Museum - interactive workshops with animals (cost € 1); workshop "The diary of the Naturalist" (cost € 2); guided tours with young entomologists (free) and meeting with the naturalist Prof. A. Minelli - University of Padua - Biology Dept.

Cava Bomba - Museum Geopaleontologico - Opening hours: 9:30 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Geopaleontological Museum of Cava Bomba is located in an old furnace - a wonderful example of industrial archeology - on the slopes of Monte Cinto. Since 1987 a rich collection of rocks and fossils from around the world is housed inside the geological rooms; outside, a walk in the geological park will allow you to meet unique animals - extinct long ago - through the life-size reproduction of three dinosaurs.
Thematic guided tours "The hidden treasures of Cava Bomba" (guided tour € 5 - reservation required)

For reservations and to learn about the offers please refer to the website of each museum

  • Via san martino 21
    cervarese santa croce (PD)
  • via bomba 48
    cinto euganeo (PD)
  • via gemola
    baone (PD)
  • via dei colli 28
    padova (PD)
  • via petrarca 44
    monselice (PD)


The Province of Padua, the most densely populated in the Veneto Region, is located in a strategic position at the centre both of the main axes of communication in the Region and of an infrastructure and economic network with a strong potential. It is therefore a privileged centre of attraction, only a  30-minute drive from Venice and Vicenza, 50 minutes from Treviso and Verona, 60 minutes from the sea and Lake Garda.
35121 - PADOVA (PD)
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The territory of the Province of Padua with its 104 municipalities testifies to over 3,000 years of history through a dense intertwining of evidence: medieval walled towns, ramparts, villas, castles, parks, monuments, frescoed chapels, oratories, treasures preserved in the churches.
The Province of Padua has established a network of museums with the intent to make its cultural and environmental heritage more accessible to everybody. Museums are seen as alive and living spaces, places of science or history, but also as relaxing spots to spend some time with family and friends, to discover many oddities and the beauties of Padua and the Euganean Hills.
The centuries-old culinary tradition of Padua is rooted in the simple products of the courtyard and of the vineyard, in the fruits of the season, and in some areas in the wild herbs, of which the Euganean Hills are rich. You can relish the delights of agricultural production and the culinary tradition of Padua on traditional holidays or during the countless food and wine events: the Euganean Hills and Bagnoli Wine Roads, the dairies, exquisite products such as the variegated radicchio "Fior di Maserà", the cold cuts, the sweet potato of Anguillara and Stroppare, the white and green Asparagus, the pear and the apple from Castelbaldo, the ham from Montagnana, the olive oil of the Euganean Hills, and not least, the renowned hens Padovana and Polverara, the farms, the taverns, the restaurants, the hotels and the specialty shops.
Handicraft is a widespread activity in the territory, so that Padua  can be seen as a real "artisan province" whose strengths are represented by tradition, creativity and technical skill. Woodworking - also linked to the production of musical instruments - is quite widespread and sophisticated.
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