Tulip Inn Padova
Travel Blogs from Padua
... taught what they need to learn to be perfect. There were large mirrors so the riders could see if they were getting it right.
The junior riders and horses did traditional Dressarge but the more senior riders, after a good warmup, did some of the particular moves that make the Lipitzzaners so special. The traditional moves were originally designed to help the horse get to top fitness for use in battle. We saw one of ...
... pieces takes up to 5 of the skilled people (unsure of their name) to make! Impressive!
After this amazement we were ready for our contiki organised group gondola ride. We'd watched people sail past in them all day and were super keen. We were assured that they are super safe and that we wouldn't fall out... Hmmmm!! It was the most precarious thing ever! It works all on the balance of the gondolier and he worked the boat on a slight lean. It was very relaxing ...
... Vaile was originally the city's race track in the renaissance era. Another market of fresh fruit and vegetables, with mushrooms for dinner!! Saint Anthony's was our 2nd last Padua visit. This is a very visited church with St Anthony's tomb and the faithful queuing to touch a special surface of the tomb. I remember seeing a finger of a saint in a special casing in Spain (in think there), and here is was a saints tongue. Reliquiario della ...
Venice is known for it's seafood, so we ate lots of pasta with it and on it's own. I'm sure I'm putting on weight no matter how many kilometres I'm walking every day. Anyway if it's not the pasta it's probably the gelatto. Two to three a day is sure to make an impact on the waist line. :)
We grabbed a ride on a Gondala on the second day. Our gondalier was named Giovanni. So lovely was he that he let the kids get up for a photo ...
... Rialto Bridge church bells began pealing from every direction. The senses were overwhelmed. It was total magic.
On Friday we went by ferry through the outer canal and back to St. Mark’s. There, Marisa took us to see the Murano Glass factory. You could buy a clear glass horse head for about €25,000, or a small liqueur set for €600 (including shipping and handling.) We went glassy eyed.
Back to another ferry for the ride to the Island ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking