The real estate property, used as a sports centre by the Italian Air Force, is located in the south-western outskirts of Padua, in the locality of Paltana, on the bank of the Bacchiglione river. Inside the structure, surrounded by greenery, in a suggestive setting, some buildings with multiple uses (recreation room, office, gym, changing rooms, technical rooms, etc.) can be found, together with three tennis courts, one of which is equipped with mobile roof system.
The property, according to the Territorial Development Plan of the Municipality of Padua, falls within a floodplain area subject to landscape and hydrogeological constraints.
The Sports Centre is located in a well-groomed area of the city of Padua full of green spaces. The total surface of the centre is as follows:
The centre is thus structured:
The main buildings “A”, “B” and “C”, which were built prior to 1964, have a masonry structure with concealed installations. The buildings “D” and “E”, on the other hand, are prefabricated structures with visible installations. The outdoor area, also used as a dance floor, located between buildings “A” and “B”, is equipped with an (obsolete) mobile roof with a metal structure and fabric cover.
The three tennis courts are in red clay on a loose stone foundation and are in good condition. Courts 1 and 2 were built in 1964 while court no. 3 was completed in 1986. All tennis courts are enclosed by a high wire mesh fence. They are served by an independent sewage system with cast iron drains for the entire perimeter, inspection and man access chambers and drainage pipes. The two central courts (1 and 2) are equipped with night lighting systems. At present, the sports centre is usable, in good general condition and functional in all its parts with the exception of the following: sauna, gym, bar and shelter for boats. The property is completely fenced.
The sports centre is located on the outskirts of Padua (population 206,496), capital of the province of the same name, in the Veneto Region, in the south-west quadrant of the city, in Paltana (population 4,000). The district is wedged between the southern bank of the Bacchiglione river and the western bank of the Battaglia canal, which branches off from the former. Padua is the third largest municipality in the region by population after Verona and Venice and the most densely populated one; it is the hub of the most populous metropolitan area in the Veneto region, with about 407,000 inhabitants. The property is about 6 km away from the historic city centre (15-20 minutes by car), while the railway station, which guarantees connections with the main Italian cities, is located about 10 km from the property (25 minutes by car). The north ring road, which joins the “A-4 (Turin-Trieste)” motorway, is 18 km from the area (20 minutes by car), while the south ring road, which joins the “A- 13 (Bologna-Padua)”, is located 3.5 km from the property. The “Marco Polo” International Airport of Venice (6th Italian airport with 9.3 million passengers in 2022) is located approximately 50 km from the area (60 minutes by car), while that of Verona Villafranca (17th Italian airport with 3 million passengers in 2022), is 100 km away (70 minutes by car).