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... s family, the birth of Jesus, the crucifixion, and the resurrection. The frescos tell the story sequentially in three layers around the chapel. At the end of the chapel is the final story. The whole chapel is stunningly beautiful and the detail and emotion that Giotto portrays in his work is very unique for the time period. Subtle things like the dog jumping for joy at his master's return. The tears on Mary's face as she sees Jesus after ...
... for them.
But then it gets better, behind the alter in ...
We had decided the night before to spend a couple of hours in Padova sightseeing, then catch a train to Rovigo then cycle from there to Ferrara. This would cut the distance from another 90k day to about 50k. We had breakfast at 7:00, which was a good breakfast comparable to the ones in Germany and Austria. It was finally sunny weather, so it was a great morning to wander around the city centre. We rode our bikes 2k to the Padova train station and caught the 11:21 train. ...
... then you, the accuser, were punished. The Golden Staircase in this same venue
has a ceiling of 24 carat gold and art abounds. A display of armor includes a child-sized
outfit, huge weapons and something that looks like a medieval machine gun.
Then we decide to cool off by taking another vaporetto (#7)
to the island of Murano. Known for
its master glass blowers, this much quieter area has many “forneos” where ...
... 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.