Padua is a city in the Veneto region, in Northern Italy, known for Giotto’s frescoes in the Cappella degli Scrovegni, dated 1303-05, and for the great 13th-century Basilica di Sant’Antonio. The basilica, characterized by Byzantine style domes and valuable works of art, houses the tomb of the saint to whom it is entitled. In the historic center of the city there are streets with arcades and elegant cafés frequented by the students of the University of Padua, founded in 1222.