Padova

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Padova
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Information
Country:
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Italy
Population: 210,800
Licence plate: PD
Major roads: A4, A13
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Padova is a city in the North of Italy, it's an important road spot as there are A4 leading from Trieste to Torino, and A13 leading from Bologna to Padova. Also some important national roads such as SS16 Adriatica, SS47 Valsugana and SS11 Padana Superiore pass through or have origin in Padova.

If you're lucky you can find Tiziano in this city.

Hitchhiking out

South, towards Bologna

There is an Agip station to the south on the A13 called San Pelagio Est. From the Padova train station you take bus M to Neroniana neroinane Montegrotto, and walk about five kilometres, following the road. Husky got a ride under ten minutes, but you should definitely check it out on Google Maps before going there.

North, towards Bassano del Grappa, Trento, Dolomites

West, towards Vicenza, Verona, Milano, Torino

One spot where you can head to the West is the petrol station on A4 autostrada called Limenella Nord. It's located about 2kms west of Padova Ovest exit along the autostrada. The petrol station is easy reachable through countryside roads especially by car, or walking near the autostrada from Padova Ovest heading west, or, coming from Padova city centre, taking number 11 bus and getting off in Ponterotto, then you need to walk along Via Monta until you reach the autostrada, go under it and follow at first Via Marcinelle then the smaller road to the right which might not have a sign but which on Google Maps is marked as Via Vasco de Gama till the petrol station along the north side of the autostrada. One thing to watch out is that the number 11 bus is actually the one going to Ponterotto as there seem to be different routes for this bus which can be confusing to anyone not used to the system. A sure way to find out is to ask the driver or people in the bus station.

[edit] The "Ponterotto" Station is indeed small and unkown even to some drivers. I found the bus at platform 5, heading to "Camisano" (August 2017). I got confused about the way after passing below the highway ("...and follow at first Via Marcinelle then the smaller road to the right which might not have a sign...") because the way split up in several directions. If you are willing to jump a small fence and walk around 250m through an abandoned sewer drain, you can find the gas station by just walking sideways along the Highway.

Try. Bus 13 to stop Altichiera, Fermata a Richiesta, go some meters ahead, then left into Via Ronchi Alti and follow this street for about two kilometers.

East, towards Venezia, Trieste, Slovenia, Austria

The same petrol station mentioned above can be used to get rides going East. The station is huge with a lot of traffic on both sides, including a lot of trucks. There is a long enclosed bridge spanning the motorway with a restaurant inside, connecting the eastbound and westbound sides of the station.

Transportation

If you're staying outside the city, when you try to take the bus into the city, the driver will just tell you to buy one when you get to the main station. I never saw any controllers on the tram. Buy a ticket and if you see one, validate. The machine is on the tram.


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