Hotel Padova Casa del Pellegrino
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They woke up in great excitement as they were going to see inside the stud.
after a hasty breakfast, Willow went to buy tickets for the guided tour and to her delight saw some of the horses trot past on their way to the fields for the day.
Because they were on an early tour they got to see 5 horses and riders training.
Willow had seen Lippitzaners performing before in the UK but found it fascinating to see ...
... bridges that cannot be put into words.
Overall, I am glad that I visited Venice, but I am not sure if I will ever make it back. It was unforgettable to see the architecture of a once-incredible city, but all that is left beyond the architecture is designer shops and overpriced trinkets. It is a shame that Venice has been left in this way, but I am glad that tourism can at least keep the city alive.
After a tortuous drive in, the parking system in Padua with a crazy number plate photographing system meant we ended up joining with long queues of people venting frustration as they conversed with the faceless people deciding what fee was owed. Luckily the large public square we had heard about and seen in the Mussolini documentary yesterday was a pleasant relief after this experience and from the bustling city. This public space, the ...
... to the Secret Tour of the Doge's palace booked in advance. Buying tickets in advance is the way to go! We avoided an insanely long line and walked right up to the front and waltzed right in. Think Fast Pass at Disneyland, or the carpool lane on the 405 when it's bumper to bumper traffic for miles and you whiz right by - only better! The secret tour takes you behind the scenes to the upper floors to see how they carried out justice during the 1,000 ...
... have been enough to stop you breathing. I know, we were whispering to each other like the price was so obscene you would hate to hear people repeating it! Of course we ordered 2, changed our minds and cancelled the cheque!
Our next stop was on the island of Torcello. This is apparently the political seat of Venice. Looking at it, I think it hasn't been used for anything in a very long time. There is a weird little house structure which I unfortunately didn't take a photo of, ...