Travel Blogs from Padua
... vbi gavdat svccvrrere vitae- where death is useful for life.
Last but not least, the first woman in the world to graduate from university, graduated from the University of Padua. Her name was Eleana Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia and the year was 1678. She graduated in philosophy but actually wanted to study theology, however was denied this by the bishop of the time.
The next day I had something a bit different and rather random planned. I met ...
... the chapel to help his father get into heaven. The family's fortune came from banking and his father was knows for the interest he charged for loans and charging such interest was frowned upon. In fact, Dante puts Enrico's father in his seventh circle of hell. Enrico spared no expense and hired the most noted artist of his day, Giotto. No pictures were allowed inside the chapel and we had only fifteen minutes for our visit but that ...
... to go, I know she's our tour guide but in Venice it's still amazing. It was a fair walk and I was blown away by the beauty and amazement of Venice. One day does not do this city justice.
Our first stop was a bridge near Acadamia called... Kez told us about the plague that hit Venice and the reason behind the masks with the long noses. It is said that they wore the masks the rid themselves of the smell of death in turn making them immune to the ...
... mussels were beyond any we have ever had, their pasta was excellent and the pizzas were always fresh and tasty. The bread is dry, heavy and has no salt or flavour. Yesterday we went to a "recommended" restaurant in the town square...the pasta was very chewy, the seafood was cooked to within an inch of its' life and the sauce was so salty and rich we could barely eat it. And yet, nothing takes away from this simply incredible ...
... was my first Italian cappucino. We'd had coffee for breakfast at our rooms but it was only filter. Then we just explored following our noses until we"d had enough & it was time to take our weary feet home for lunch. Trusty iPhone told us how to get home. Of course there was the inevitable gelato in there somewhere. I believe it was chocolate hazelnut. Following lunch & a little siesta it was time to wander again. This time consulted trip advisor & decided to head for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed