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Travel Blogs from Padua
... in Italy. As a bonus, there was a political rally for a cabinet election. They had quite a party with music and beer. So we were treated to some great music and people watching. We have to admit we were equally entertained by the canines. They went everywhere with people and were really well behaved. For our slow day, we walked 8.7 miles. We planned on an early start in the morning because we had a 8:48 am train to Milan to Ventimiglia to Nice. ...
... mote which in the medieval times was
the city's first line of defence. We walked through the town which
wasn't very big and then walked around the wall which was one and a half
kilometres and two metres thick (I don't know how high). We then had an
ice cream (I don't think I've ever had so many ice creams in such a
small period of time) and caught the train home.
... turned out unsuccessful. A beautiful scene, we had to stop and take it all in for a minute- the colorful shops and homes lining the waterway, the gondolas, the people. Btw, I think Venice is the most crowded city I've visited so far, I can't imagine how it is in the summer! As we walked down the Grand Canal the restaurants all tried to get us to stop and have a glass of wine (they even had tourist menus) but rather than the normal badgering as you walk by the Italians ...
... of all the sights we have seen.
We also happened upon this gorgeous building with very ornate Iron doors, not sure what it was. I managed to snap a pic of it before the guard yelled at me (oops, I do get into trouble on occasion, but its really not my fault!). Anyway, he did let us go inside and have a look, with the promise of ŅO FOTO, and discovered the place was a bank! Imagine where their service fees are going?. ...
After lunch we went to a special glass blowing factory and watched the italians make glass ball paper weights. I even bought a little glass gondola with colours weaved into it.
After we had finished in the factory it was about 3:00pm so we headed of to the wear house where we were going to be taught how to make the carnival Venetian masks. First we got the masks already made up ...