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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 …
... Built in the beginning of the 13th century soon after the death of Anthony, the basilica is a blend of Byzantine and Gothic style with multiple chapels, the main one being where the body of St. Anthony is laid to rest. Raised above the floor and surrounded by gorgeous bas reliefs of the Saint's life, his tomb is constantly surrounded and touched by pilgrims. BJ and I joined that 800 year old line of pilgrims, even writing our ...
... with the crowds. Exhausted but soldiered on to the Palazzo Zuckermann- museum of Decorative Arts. Ceramics, clothing, glassware, lace, jewelry, furniture and coins. Collection of one person which starting from BC to present, including Souvenir medals. The whole collectives the story of how we have arrived at our current monetary system. We were ushered out as closing time of 7 pm, and time to head home for dinner Michael was ably assisted by Naomi in preparing aubergine ...
... weight of hundreds of years of cherubs, angels, Madonnas, Michaelangelo's bodies. They had to do something different!
I especially liked the sculptures by Giancometti, of tiny figures in a plaza, and Henry Moore, of a woman standing. And I was astonished and delighted to find three of Cornell's shadow boxes arranged above a fireplace in the Guggenheim. I've never seen a Cornell box up close. One of them had a grey parrot, with collages of a fortune-teller. Another ...
... parts of Venice we haven't seen yet so that is interesting. We also hear many tales of ghosts and legends. We see where Marco Polo's house was and hear a tale of his wife throwing herself into the canal. We see many interesting sights and places. Daniel and I enjoy a good Ghost Tour. This one isn't too long and leaves us back near the Rialto Bridge. We enjoy a vaporetto ride down the Grand Canal at night back home.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Giovanni Padua
Wonderful hotel. Very helpful staff, large comfortable rooms.
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