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Founded in by the Venetian Republic , it is the world's oldest academic botanical garden that is still in its original location. It was devoted to the growth of medicinal plants , the so-called "simple plants" Orto dei semplici - simples were herbs that were used as they are rather than in admixtures which produced natural remedies, and also to help students distinguish genuine medicinal plants from false ones. A circular wall enclosure was built to protect the garden from the frequent night thefts which occurred in spite of severe penalties fines, prison, exile. The Botanical Garden was steadily enriched with plants from all over the world, particularly from the countries that participated in trade with Venice. Consequently, Padua had a leading role in the introduction and study of many exotic plants, and a herbarium , a library and many laboratories were gradually added to its Botanical Garden. At present, the Botanical Garden allows for intensive didactic activity as well as important research to be conducted on its grounds.
With this alert, we will update you once there are new properties available matching your filtered preferences. Padova, also known as Padua, is an Italian haven for students and expats. Apartments in Padova are spread well around the city, with urban accommodation in the city centre and more residential, suburban areas outside of it. While tourists tend to flock to the centre, neighbourhoods like Sacra Famiglia and San Giuseppe are popular places to live. For business people, Camin is a good area for its proximity to local industry and offices.
The presence of a Jewish presence in Padova dates back to the s. The Jewish quarter, or ghetto, is set in the heart of historic Padova, just off Piazza delle Erbe. Our Jewish Heritage walk will provide you with an overview of Jewish life in our city throughout the centuries, leading up to today. Your visit begins at the Jewish Museum of Padova as an introduction to the history of the community. Leaving the museum, your guide will accompany you through the narrow cobblestone streets of the Jewish Ghetto, in the heart of historic Padova, dating back to medieval times.