Hotel Monaco

Piazzale Stazione 3 , Padua, Veneto, 35131, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Padua

Super!

A travel blog entry by ejm56 on Jun 08, 2014

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... his disreputable banking deeds might not stand him in good stead in his journey to the after life. So he commissioned a chapel, complete with the hotshot, superstar artist Giotto responsible for the internal decoration. One of the most prominent images inside Scrovegni's chapel shows him humbly bowing and scraping before the Virgin Mary as he presents to her the gift of the chapel.I don't know if his chapel was sufficient to wipe out the sins of his banking. But what makes the ...

Day 5 Padova - Rest Day

A travel blog entry by virginia.pav on Dec 11, 2013

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... for a few hours exploring  large areas in and around the area - We went and bought some food for the night - some various pasta,  ham, cheese, breads, fruit and beer for Baz.nwe were all looking forward to cooking up another Italian feast. Really enjoying the different cheeses and breads and meats.  We came home about 3 - had a quick bite and rested before the late evening cold air set in. Once we are inside the flat ...

Long, hot day

A travel blog entry by ruthjohnson78 on Apr 19, 2013

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... a nice blue one, but as I don't wear scarves I will have to work out how to wear it!

I did get dragged into a proper lace shop by a pushy sales woman. I had a look at the prices and there was a lace handkerchief which was 150 euros!! It was obviously handmade but those are crazy prices. One thing I did discover is that they did have one modern song, which was an Olly Murs track. It was the only modern song I heard the whole time I was there (and I ...

On the edge of the Dolomites

A travel blog entry by diff54 on Oct 05, 2012

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... and building style of over 550 years, and is more impressive when you walk onto it. As we have noticed everywhere, the multi story ancient (and newer) houses are built perpendicular to the waters edge. The river must get rather fast as we see a damming and sluice system to try to regulate the river and send water into a canal. The Torre Civica; the clock and watch tower was unfortunately closed so a high a full view of the village was not possible. Although ...

St. Anthony and Giotto

A travel blog entry by cncadventures on Sep 10, 2012

1 comment, 14 photos

... and death. One wall is then dedicated to the last judgement where lives are eternally sent to heaven or hell. Hell depicts Satan as an ogre munching on sinners while demons torture those who have not lived well. Scrovegni himself is portrayed in the painting in a penitent violet robe protected under the cross and donating the chapel to the church in forgiveness for his fathers sins. Scrovegni himself is buried at the other end of the chapel. The history of restoring this ...

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