Small Group Walking Tour of Historic Shops in Padua

Small Group Walking Tour of Historic Shops in Padua

We begin the tour with a visit to the Minerva Library, to discover stories of ancient books, prints and drawings in the antiques market, for collectors and enthusiasts. Then we move to the Antica Salumeria Franchin Enrico with its over a hundred-year history made up of traditions and continuous updating.
We will reach Prato della Valle where a sensory journey with spices awaits us at Drogheria Preti in an extremely colorful and ancient-looking space. Finally we return to the historic center for a visit to the Zaggia Jewelery workshop, in the Galleria Duomo, to discover the secrets of the goldsmith's trade and then finish with a delicious conclusion at the Racca Pastry Shop founded in 1933 and which under the guidance of the Zaghetto family 1992 developed the Couture Racca Chocolate artisan chocolate line.
The shops visited may vary depending on the opening day and the availability of the artisans to welcome guests.

Pass By: Padua, Padua, Province of Padua, Veneto

The shops and historic premises with their signs and furnishings from other times are part of the cultural heritage of a city and are among the most authentic things to discover during a visit to a city. This tour will lead you to discover the historic shops of Padua, from the grocery stores, to the antique prints, to the pastry shop and to the haberdashery ... they have stories to tell!

Stop At: Libreria Minerva, Via del Santo, 79, 35123 Padova PD, Italy

Visit to the historic Minerva Bookshop to discover the stories of ancient books.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Antica Salumeria Franchin Dal 1978, Via del Santo, 95, 35123 Padova PD, Italy

Entrance to the historic Salumeria Franchin where you will find various gastronomic and typical regional specialties, from the "local" Montagnana ham to the Umbrian lentils of Castelluccio, from carasau bread to spicy cheeses, but alongside these delicacies you can also find basic food for cooking and bread , as well as a small but selected wine cellar of doc wines.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Drogheria Preti, Prato della Valle 26, 35100, Padua Italy

Scents of spices, natural fragrances and smells of confectionery products; colored pigments, earths and powders for the most diverse uses; seeds, liqueurs, oils and selected wines of regional origin. Here are some of the local specialties that you can get to know. The Drogheria Preti is the emblem of the historic shop, visited by residents and tourists and through which the stories of those arriving in Padua have passed. It is a temple of memories, flavors and aromas, which takes you back in time to the 1930s.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zaggia Gioielleria Laboratorio, Galleria Duomo 3, Padua Italy

A goldsmith workshop that has been operating in Padua for over 60 years also specializing in seals and engravings and which also creates personalized jewels on request.

Duration: 30 minutes

Sample Menu

• Chocolate - You will be able to taste the Couture Racca Chocolate artisanal chocolate from the Racca pastry shop.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
The historical shops in Padua
3/20/2022 - 12/31/2023
Tuesday - Saturday : 09:30 AM - 07:30 PM

Duración: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: Pedrocchi Café, Via VIII Febbraio, 15, 35122 Padova PD, Italy

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Entrance to the shops
  • Tourist guide
  • Traditional Italian life with your local guide
  • Insurance and technical organization of a certified travel agency

No Incluye

  • Anything not expressly indicated
  • Tasting


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