Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca Padua
First room was smoky. Changed rooms which helped. Bike storage room was toxic. Big cracks in building and peeling paint in room. Far from center of city.
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... ourselves to a gelato which was in a chocolate shop so had a hint (ton) of chocolate in it, yum! We walked towards the grand canal and saw the Rialto Bridge. We watched all the activity in the grand canal, gondolas, water taxis, delivery boats, ferries etc all going about their business. We had a look at some of the shops on the Rialto, this area was very busy with tourists. We bought a couple of nice Murano glass souvenirs from a jewellery shop ...
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Another day while killing time before dinner I walked into a department store and tried on several dresses. There was one that I was highly tempted to buy, but I wasn't happy with the price and thought to myself, perhaps I could sew this instead. Wishful thinking. While trying on these dresses, an African American security guard in the department store approaches me. He talks to me briefly and asks what I'm doing and was ...
... What ended up working the best was just to try and move in a constant direction and not worry so much about the exact route to get there. The only limiting factor with this strategy was the limited amount of bridges across the canals and trying to find one of those when a canal needed crossing.
The buildings are definitely getting to be in rough shape, the brick walls on many buildings ...
... to know. We were totally exhausted, and hungry, so off to the grocery store we went. Gee, I wonder what an Italian Family should have for dinner their first night in Italy? Yep, you guessed it......pasta, yeah! Made by the native nonna, of course! We had pasta con pancetta e panna (cubed bacon and cream). The wine was an absolutely necessary item, for medicinal purposes. Isabelle had a bath and Alexandre had his first experience using a bidet. He couldn't ...
... From there we wandered along the Fondamenta dei Vetrai, where most of the glass furnaces were originally located. It's almost all glass shops now, selling everything from cheap tourist pieces to designer jewellery, vases, chandeliers and some incredible art pieces.
Right at the end of the Fondamenta is the piazzetta Colonna, which faces out to San Michele. From here we caught a vaporetto back to Piazzale Roma, from where it's just ...