Padua is a city in the Veneto Region, in northern Italy. The city has 209,686 inhabitants (2017) and is located on the Bacchiglione River.
Botanical garden of Padua
The world's first botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545. It still preserves its original layout – a circular central plot, symbolizing the world, surrounded by a ring of water. Other elements were added later, some architectural (ornamental entrances and balustrades) and some practical (pumping installations and greenhouses). It continues to serve its original purpose as a centre for scientific research.