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In the morning we return to S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari to obtain my baptismal certificate. My cousin had arranged for it to be prepared for me by the archivist. She is very friendly and helpful and there is no charge.
One chapel at this important church has a statue of Saint Giovanni Battista who is emaciated. It is from 1438 and is by …
Go to Cappella degli (Chapel of) Scrovegni to see its famous frescoes (1303-1305). Only 25 people are allowed in at a time. First there is a film and then you are allowed in for 15 minUtes. Its a great place and wonderfully restored.
Giotto was apprenticed at age 14 to an artist. His talent was recognized from the drawings he did of …
... and the structure of towns from that age. It was small but we had good coffee. The only Problem was that we could not find the bus station to go back home. In the end we just stayed at the one and we were lucky, after 10 minutes there was a bus going to Padova. Yeah traffic in italy works a little differently. We found our way back home, and our bikes were waiting for us at the train-station (miracle).
... 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 ...
... lady answered me in english. Ha. They can always tell.
Okay, hello from the train from Venice to Roma!
I started writing this blog last night but gave up after one paragraph because it was getting late and we had an early morning today.
Back to the Venice entry!
Our hostel was about a 10-minute walk from the bus and train stations, but it took us about 15 or so because despite the light rain there were plenty of people out so we did plenty ...