BEST WESTERN Hotel Biri Padova
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... BUT the trip from Venice airport to the hotel (by water taxi) was something else.........Fabulous ! We boarded our own water taxi and we enjoyed time leaving the metropolis and then sank in to the fabulousness of water travel.........what may have taken one hour plus to travel from the airport to our hotel, took us 20 wonderful minutes......!!!!!!!!!!!! Had a lovely time speaking with our boat driver - Lorenzo. he told us all about the special ...
... of renaissance Italy and the subsequent grimness of the twentieth century come together. One image that probably best of all sums up the theme and essence of our journey.
The Last Judgement adorns the west wall. It is a characteristic Catholic "Doom", graphically demonstrating the horrors of Hell as set against the delights of Heaven, designed to terrify the viewer into a life of goodness and obedience. The Hell bits are hilarious, especially the huge corpulent demon devouring ...
... up, it's rather claustrophobic, but incredible knowing this is how their anatomy lessons were carried out in the past. Padua University started teaching medicine in 1222!! As the structure is very old, we can't touch or walk on it, but there's a model made of wood that let's you conceptualise exactly what the design of the theatre was like. I really enjoyed this part of the tour the most I think. Above the doorway written in Latin were the words mors vbi gavdat ...
... to come upon a graduation ceremony for a young lady. She celebrated with a wreath around her neck as she was picked up by her boyfriend. The other wonderful place in Padua is Palazzo Ragione surrounded by a broad piazza, Piazza Erbe. Palazzo Ragione has a large inner hall and it is said its roof is the largest roof unsupported by columns in Europe. Its walls are covered by frescoes and at one end a large reproduction of ...
... shore excursion as it was hot and sunny every day. I learned to relinquish it and it was vanquished back to the suitcase!! Our encounters with insects was minimal - in Venice they are plagued by mosquitos and we did spray, we had no flies and one or two wasps (in the bus which caused panic - brave men killed them - not Phil!). And when we did encounter an animal (domestic), people went crazy - not sure if it was because we hardly saw any! And we saw no birds! Or heard them! When ...