Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca
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Had a nice breakfast and checked out of Hotel Casci. I would really recommend this hotel. I promised I would put a review on Trip Advisor. Family run hotel with a lot of charm. There is a beautiful fresco in the breakfast room. The room was wonderful and quiet. Except for the landscape work in the garden during the day. We had a wonderful stay in Florence with perfect weather every day. Except for a few random sprinkles. We headed to the Santa ...
We had a quieter day on Wednesday staying in Padua for the day. It was the Feast of St Anthony, the patron saint of Padua, so it was an appropriate time to visit the Basilica, yet other incredibly huge and ornate cathedral. It had added interest though in the form of skeletal angel statues, and a special exhibit of St Anthony's 750 year old teeth and tongue!! The town was buzzing ...
... paintings, spectacular, carved ballustrades and woodwork everywhere. It must have been some kind of a historical building, but all we know for sure, it is a bank now! I've posted some random photos of our last day in town, with as much description on each photo as I could manage.
We have learned here kthat for us 8 days is too long to be in one place...we need to be more free to travel around the area. Our next trip will ...
The ship wasn't going to dock until 1:00pm we got to stay another night on the ship, but the ship was just going to be in the port, not moving. Venice is a really interesting place, they don't have roads. Instead of roads they have canals, so they use boats instead of cars. As the ship was coming in, the views were really good so there were people everywhere trying to take pictures. We got off the ship and the first thing we did was to find ...
... to the Sala degli Inquisitori (the Inquisitors Room). The beautiful ceiling of the room, decorated by painter Tintoretto during 1566-67, belied its terrible function. The Sala housed the Inquisitori alla Propagazione dei Segreti dello Stato, a shadowy body of three men, founded in 1539, to protect state secrets and sift out any transgressors. These inquisitors for the maintenance of state secrets took objectiveness, competence and efficiency as their ...
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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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