PADOVA (situated ca. 70 minute by car fron here) is called "La Dotta" that means "The Learned". If we can call it this , however, it is only because of the university, for Padova has many other institutions besides. There is the church of Sant'Antonio, which brings multitudes of pilgrims, as well as the "Palazzo della Ragione", the largest civic building of the Italian Middle Age. Padova was very active in trading and commerce of craft products - in fact, during roman times it was one of the richest cities of the Empire, the remains of the amphitheatre and the arches of several bridges testifying to those times.