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We left Parma yesterday and headed up to Padua (or Padova). This is to be our last stop in Italy before we head over to Croatia. Once again, Padua proves to be a real gem - the sum of its parts turns out to be greater than its individual attractions. We spent the whole afternoon getting lost in the maze of its inner city streets. We must be getting …
... to keep the candles as a welcome souvenir.
It was well into the evening, but there was no let up in the supremely hot heat, which to borrow a cliche, hung heavily like a thick, oppressive blanket. Everything was drenched in sweat, and we were parched. Almost incoherently, we walked through one of the largest town squares in Europe, which was far too large for any exploration at this weakened state of endurance. Happily, we stumbled upon the sanctuary of the "English Pub", ...
... known for their pizzas so many Italians ordered pizzas. For dessert I ordered a baileys sorbet which was lovely. The evening was so nice with all the staff there as well as 2 students Miriam and. Sara who came on the last trip and also enjoyed Kaya's company. The girls were very sweet girls and bought Barry a small gift which was very sweet. Our plans for Kaya has changed. She will catch a taxi from the airport. Got to bed exhausted again - this time ...
... super expensive murano made glass. I wandered to the glass museum but it was rather dull. I then took the vaperetto round to the Faro stop as I was knackered and a bit fed up of walking. I had seen a perfume bottle in a shop along the main drag which I liked but I hadn't seen anything else in the other shops so I had to find it again. I think it's real Murano but it's probably a second as it leans very slightly. It was pretty easy to spot the Chinese stuff as ...
After loading our suitcases onto the bus, we left Mestre and headed off to Padua. Apparently it receives a lot of tourists, though I had never heard of it before the tour guide announced our destination. We got off the bus and walked to a little square, or plaza if you will. There was a little bridge and a bunch of statues of famous people that formed a circle. The guide talked too fast so I didn't ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Giovanni Padua
Wonderful hotel. Very helpful staff, large comfortable rooms.
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