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TripAdvisor Reviews Accademia Palace Padua
Travel Blogs from Padua
... courtyard in the center of Padua. It was filled with impressive statues and had a large bridge wright through the middle of it. We visited the church of St. Gustina the martyr which was very large and was last renovated in the Baroque Era. This church contained the bodies of St. Gustina, St. Luke, and St. Matthias. After this we ...
... I think that it is some sort of decompression chamber; we were being de-humidified whilst watching an informative video. Suitably treated, we could now enter the chapel. Externally, the chapel is frankly plain in the extreme, but inside, there is a universe of miracles awaiting.
The origin of the Scrovegni Chapel, consecrated around 1305, has a very splendid modern day resonance. There was once a banker called Enrico Scrovegni, who in a late life crisis of conscience ...
... he got bored and spent all his pay on card games! He then had a brainwave.....why not become a professional gambler.....one of those "follow your heart" careers!!
By the way, he is only 21 at this stage! Having lost all his money, he then became a violinist in the theatre - told you, this was a good story! What happened next was that he happened to save the life of a wealthy nobleman who was so grateful that, in return, the nobleman ...
... which is then slipped between the bars of a grate that is under the tomb. Letters, pictures, surround the site, visible signs of faith and a strong belief in St. Anthony. Some say he is the most popular saint in the world, outside of Mary and Joseph. After going to the tomb, pilgrims go behind the main altar, up a series of steps and below crucifix designed by Donatello, to the relics of St. Anthony, the most important being his ...
... gesturing I gathered that he would drop me off on his next run. So I waited while he had smoko before setting off on his round trip again. Gregg was patiently waiting for me at the bust stop and walked me to the air conditioned hotel, Whew!
When I arrived Lauren told me how Will had been vomiting through the night and he looked really unwell. They had spent the day before at a Waterpark crammed with kids and most likely had ...