Travel Blogs from Padua
... and voila there is grappa. I reallly do not like it, it is way too strong for me, but it was nice to see anyway. Since it was beginning of winter, they put up a fake ice-skating field in the middle of the square. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the ice-pad felt a little out of place, but the idea is very nice.
On our way home we stopped at cittadella, which is medieval city, that still has the old ...
... mussels were beyond any we have ever had, their pasta was excellent and the pizzas were always fresh and tasty. The bread is dry, heavy and has no salt or flavour. Yesterday we went to a "recommended" restaurant in the town square...the pasta was very chewy, the seafood was cooked to within an inch of its' life and the sauce was so salty and rich we could barely eat it. And yet, nothing takes away from this simply incredible ...
... we spent some time in her home town. We also got to see Lake Garda and ***** lake (so sorry Anna but I don't remember the name) where we had one last sail with some of her Dad's friends. One of our favourite weekends so far by a long way. Thank you again Captain Anna!
We rounded out our first stop in Italy when a couple of days in Como. Unfortunately George has left his Italian girlfriend so no longer lives in the neighbourhood. No chance ...
... weren’t quite expecting: a semi-flooded St. Marks Square! Venice really is sinking! (Not really.) Our best guess (and what we could piece together from overheard conversations) is that the tide was especially high that morning and it pushed water up through drains to flood the square. Apparently this isn’t uncommon as there were wooden platforms setup all around as temporary walkways. They also happened to be completely full ...
... was unusual in
having a transparent dog. Don't miss the room to the right of the
alter (the museum).
At a modern art gallery we enjoy a large bear made of spark plugs. Later
at the San Marco Vallaresso vaporetto stop, we enjoy a globe shaped
art piece called Luna Piena (Full Moon). It is by Judy Harvest
(www.JudyHarvest.Info). It contains 2070 pieces of Morano glass and
is best in the evenint when it is lit up.