BEST WESTERN Hotel Biri Padova
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... sinner, legs and buttocks dangling from the monster's mouth. Surely not Enrico Scrovegni?
There have been 700 years of artistic praise poured over the Scrovegni Chapel, and not being much of an art critic myself, I am not sure that there is much left for me to add. It is super, in a Superman way; that is, it is so far beyond the normal that it becomes transdescent. And also because the dominant blue is definitely a Superman blue. But beyond their beauty, grace and ...
... where death is useful for life.
Last but not least, the first woman in the world to graduate from university, graduated from the University of Padua. Her name was Eleana Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia and the year was 1678. She graduated in philosophy but actually wanted to study theology, however was denied this by the bishop of the time.
The next day I had something a bit different and rather random planned. I met a girl in Venice earlier in ...
... artists or Florence sites. Ours is Filippo Lippi and the only name we weren't familiar with. We had to look him up, although we should have had an idea from the prints in our room. He was a monk in the 1400s whose parents both died before he was two and his aunt sent him to the monastery soon after. One of his pictures here was familiar (a self-portrait of him as a young man) because Mum had it on one of her Italian artist placemats, so it was like a bit of home here!!
... Canal. We get off at the St. Mark’s stop and then are guided on another Rick Steve’ walking tour around St Mark’s square. The tide is up when we arrive, so the low spots of the square are covered with water. Raised walking platforms have been put in place so you can keep your feet dry. We have pre-booked a front of the line ticket for St. Mark’s Basilica, but there is no lineup, so we just go in. Again, we will listen to Rick Steve’s as he ...
... horse designed by Donatello. I walked this hall while BJ relaxed outside with a spritz.
We ended our stay with a very good pizza down the street from the hotel. I mention this only because our dolce that night was perhaps one of the best of our whole trip -- a rich multi layered piece of chocolate cake. We took it back to our room and with our shutters wide open so we could see St Anthony's we ate our cake. Tomorrow Verona.