Hotel Al Cason
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... at night. It was all beautifully kept by a team of hard working men and women.
After a final look at the mares and foals in the pasture it was time to hit the road again for quite a long drive to Padua.
It really was very hot so Willow slept most of the way while Ed and I got on with it.
Serena got us to the hotel only to find it was a private house. On checking the number, we were looking at 35 and needed ...
... their vernacular that can only be used when describing the act of cooking or eating. I don't remember the Italian translations but an example that sticks in my mind is a word that can only be used to describe dry pasta being cooked/boiled in a pot. Or another is a verb that means kneading, but can only be used to describe kneading dough to make PASTA and nothing else. Funny eh?
The bolognese was finally done, and I ate it a little lackadaisically but it ...
... the sea and salt water eat away at the foundations of the buildings. Do they have to tighten them up once in a while? Venice has suffered from moral disintegration at times too. A little history lesson told us that in the 18th century, the population was subjugated by a city-wide addiction to gambling that brought ruin to many families, even among clergy. Some streets are named after playing cards!
Venezia is about travel by ...
... but I didn't know why. Now I do. The tickets are taken as you enter. If needed an Italian bus driver in line behind you will yell at you repeatedly to "prendere il biglieto", take the ticket!
I had neglected to bring a map of this new area, Veneto, so when I got to Padova, I had no idea where the car rental garage was. Again, with some helpful ltalians (I understood the gist and the gestures and the words for right, left and straight) ...
... quick salad at La Tappa on Strada Nova. Don't expect anything here to be cheap, and as soon as you accept that the more you will enjoy yourself! Of course, eating off the beaten track is always cheaper, not cheap, and avoiding San Marco is a must. I decided to have a wander down to the Fondamenta Nova, from whe you get a good view across the lagoon to Murano, of glass blowing fame, and San Michaele, the cemetery island. We are in August and on the way I only ...