Hotel Autostrada

Address: Via San Marco 5, Padua, Veneto, 35129, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Padua


A travel blog entry by ejm56 on Jun 08, 2014

11 photos

... of renaissance Italy and the subsequent grimness of the twentieth century come together. One image that probably best of all sums up the theme and essence of our journey.
The Last Judgement adorns the west wall. It is a characteristic Catholic "Doom", graphically demonstrating the horrors of Hell as set against the delights of Heaven, designed to terrify the viewer into a life of goodness and obedience. The Hell bits are hilarious, especially the huge corpulent demon devouring ...

Days 17&18: Padua

A travel blog entry by dilushani on Mar 01, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... anatomical theatre built in the world, and is still intact today. The design was quite clever. It was built with 6 levels- 6 concentric circles each progressively higher than the last, encircling a table that stood in the centre on the lowest level. This is where the cadaver was kept and the professor would proceed with the dissections etc and have up to 200 students towering in the stands above watching. They would all stand as there were no seats. When you walk inside ...

Leaving Venice

A travel blog entry by sandemac on Nov 22, 2013

... buzzer letting the hotel staff member know when people come and go. That buzzer is extremely noisy and you can here that and any other noise from the room. The hotel is the worst one we have stayed in yet. The lady at the check in gave us a guide of the city and told where to go for dinner. The dinner was excellent. We had a set menu of antipasto, a traditional Tuscan soup! white beans! and steak ...

Saint, students and spritz

A travel blog entry by jerry.krieg on Sep 25, 2013

1 comment, 10 photos

... to come upon a graduation ceremony for a young lady. She celebrated with a wreath around her neck as she was picked up by her boyfriend. The other wonderful place in Padua is Palazzo Ragione surrounded by a broad piazza, Piazza Erbe. Palazzo Ragione has a large inner hall and it is said its roof is the largest roof unsupported by columns in Europe. Its walls are covered by frescoes and at one end a large reproduction of ...

Day Eleven: The Venetians

A travel blog entry by grant.gullekson on Aug 16, 2013

43 photos

... by heading north through the city to take the Vapareta to another island, called Murano, that is famous for its glass work. We walk and walk but somehow end up back at Saint Marco's square. We had done a huge circle, and we are now realizing why people say it’s so easy to get lost. Every street looks the same and sometimes you hit dead ends and need to backtrack. Even though I was frustrated, I ...