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Today we took a train from Padua to Venice and when I left the train station I was amazed to see that in front of the train station was just water because Venice has no streets, just water and sidewalks it is very cool. In Venice we went to San Marco Square and we went inside the church. We went to the Rialto Bridge, we rode a …
... day in Padua was sadly spent in the pouring rain which coloured our experience there, we wandered through the cloisters that run along the streets and browsed the shops but were feeling exhausted so spent a large portion of our day café hopping and drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate and mulled wine and trying various Italian specialities such as salt cake and honey bread.
One notable sight was ...
... other reliefs. People walk behind the tomb and touch it while they say their prayers to the saint. Almost 800 years later, St Anthony still evokes people's spiritual nature. To the right of the tomb is the original chapel where St. Anthony was buried in 1231. We go behind the alter to the chapel of the reliquaries. This holds relics of the Saint with the most prized being his tongue and vocal chords. 32 years after his death, his body was exhumed. It had all turned to dust ...
... was unbelievable. The entire ceiling was made with these tiny metallic mosaics which would have taken someone's lifetime to complete a small section. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures inside but Dan thought it was the best interior of a church we have seen so far. Just after that we met up with Steph and Ryan who got lost before finding us an hour later lol. From there we got back on the boat bus and travelled to some other sites around ...
... we headed to the Rialto bridge area where the sun was still shining on the canals between the buildings. We covered a lot of ground and sat down for a plate of calamari and a couple of glasses of house vino. With the sun and the long weekend ahead the touristas were out in full force. It is a great place to people watch and Anita got into feeding the finches at our table. We got a few pictures of them eating out of her hands. I sure the waitor was ...
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