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TripAdvisor Reviews Accademia Palace Padua
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When we got up in the morning we packed our bags like normal, had breakfast, and got on our bus too drive to Padua. The drive was about 45 minutes and when we got there we immediately met up with our town- tour guide. Padua is known for St. Antoni (Anthony) and his work with the Franciscan Order. The first thing we saw when we arrived was ...
... that we were a bit done in by the time we collapsed onto bed.
The next morning was already very warm, and we had an appointment with greatness. Given our heatbound exertions of the previous night, we gladly leapt into a convenient taxi which took us quickly and air-conditioned-coolly to the Scrovegni Chapel. We spent ten minutes wandering around the wrong building, but eventually found the correct entrance. We confirmed our booking and were ushered into a modern ...
... we probably won't be able to access the apartment from the canal front courtyard door as the flooding will have covered the canal-side walkway. Already people are walking around with gum boots on. It must be interesting living here.
Tomorrow (Sunday) we take the train to Florence, where more rain is forecast. We are thinking of upgrading our wet weather gear to the Italian heavy duty stuff.
Until next time....
... Built in the beginning of the 13th century soon after the death of Anthony, the basilica is a blend of Byzantine and Gothic style with multiple chapels, the main one being where the body of St. Anthony is laid to rest. Raised above the floor and surrounded by gorgeous bas reliefs of the Saint's life, his tomb is constantly surrounded and touched by pilgrims. BJ and I joined that 800 year old line of pilgrims, even writing our ...
... soft bread (I ate too much), and oysters freshly gathered this morning (we paid extra for these and they were exquisite). Croatia is not part of the euro system and deals in the Kuna, although they do take euro. I was prepared with Kuna which I was dying to use. We got the account for our 6 oysters and I thought, oh sh**t, 60 euro, that is terrible, but it equated to €7.00, phew! But we paid in Kuna! (60 Kuna!). I passed on the wine, and drank water which helped the ...