Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca
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... service ongoing which happens almost every hour. The paintings and sculptures were very beautiful. They also have a tomb inside as well as some relics (including his tongue and vocal cords. Story is that they exhumed his body and found it was dust except for his vocal cords and tongue. We then headed towards the Botanical Gardens which are a product of the University of Padua. It was impressive how many different species of plants and ...
... ground level modern less interesting architecture and scenes. A post lunch walk is always lovely and as things can work out well, the Valsanzibio gardens were not far away. These are unspoilt Baroque gardens (supposedly best in the world) from the mid 17th century. 60 full size classical allegorical statues that are integrated with streams, fountains and fishponds. Diana is high on the entrance gates which look through to several levels of ponds with ducks and fish. Rabbit island ...
... we passed, a fruit stall with flat nectarines similar to the flat paraguaya peaches we discovered on the 1st day. Full of flavour - delish. Then found more shops - gorgeous murano glass shop where I made a purchase and friendly shop keeper mentioned madonna dell orto as being a church worth visiting. trusty iPhone showed us the way. Gelato on the way - passionfruit today & more perusing of shops as we passed so took us longer than we realised and we arrived at ...
... known when they were young boys back in Canada. It was a fun reunion and they took us out with some friends for dinner at a Sardinian style restaurant: Sardinia is the 'island ball' being kicked by the 'boot' of the Italian peninsula.
The decor was rustic, the food flavourful and the conversation lively. Eli had a roast wild boar while Mia enjoyed an 'Entrecote' (aka small steak with sauce). Afterward we went ...
... recommended close by - we all loaded up on pasta and a bottle of Moscato helped to energize us all. The waiter brought us a small bottle of lemoncello that neither Dan or Tami liked so Lisa and I took care of that! We walked around Venice together just getting a feel for the tremendous variety of shopping to be had here. We walked to this large square where the cafe's have small groups of strings, piano, and accordion players to draw you in to their cafe. It ...
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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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