DESTINATION: PADUA BY PALATE

Editorial: 06.03.18
Words: Jonna Hunt Photography: Christopher Hunt

OH MY EYES’ first collection is designed in the northern Italian city of Padua famous for its beautiful piazzas. Experience our designer Marco Galleani’s home town full of local food delicacies and beautiful Renaissance architecture.

BAR CAFÉ AL DUOMO – Overlooking Piazza Duomo, this classic Italian coffee bar is the perfect place for a quick morning espresso whilst locals rush to work on their bikes. Choose between a selection of pastries and sandwiches on display behind the glass counter. The stylish Italian baristas serve your coffee in seconds.

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NAZIONLE – This little corner bar serves up freshly made sandwiches containing delicacies such as Parma ham, mozzarella, tomato and salami, sliced up on display during lunch time. In the evening locals pop in for a bite to eat, aperitivo, and wash down with Negronis.

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KOFLER – If you’re looking for a traditional Italian meal, including creamy carbonara, charcuterie platter, pizza or a classic burrata, head to this spacious restaurant with great service.

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BAR CODE – Come here for drinks in any shape or taste – the spirit selection is wide and make sure to ask the bartender for his favourite. A safe card is the Negroni to go with the generous aperitivo.

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LA PICCOLA TRATTORIA – This hidden gem serves up traditional south Italian cuisine, including  freshly made pasta with egg plant, tomato and ricotta cheese.

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PIAZZA DELLE ERBE – A must while in Padova is the food market that starts every morning at 6am. Browse through an amazing selection of fruit and vegetables, meat, pasta and cheese. Make sure to go early in the morning when the sun rises – the piazza is absolutely beautiful! The kind vendors will guide you to the best selection of Parmesan cheese and other local delicacies to bring home.

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