Travel Blogs from Padua
... that each individual panel is a supreme artistic masterpiece in its own right. It is akin to walking into a room stuffed with dozens of works by say, a Da Vinci or a Michelangelo. It is a sort of prototype Sistine Chapel, 200 years before its time.
There are so many highlights. A nativity scene that virtually sets the template for Christmas cards for years to come. The Judas-Jesus kiss, where both are nose to nose with an intensity of expression that is chilling. The raising ...
Woke up late - but feeling so much better after a greatnight's sleep. Barry still woke up at the horror hour of 1am like we've all been doing at some stage of our trip. We took our time as we didn't feel like rushing. Had breakfast , shower and then took off to the Sunday markets. Both Ben and I really enjoyed the great market atmosphere. It was a glorious day with so many people enjoying the beautiful day with their families and of course the great market shopping. There was ...
... br> When I got back from the islands I took the vaperetto round to the jewish ghetto which is entered through a wooden archway which could easily be missed. It was a small island which was designated as the jewish are in the 16th century. The buildings were taller than others in venice and had numerous front doors as there were so many people living there. I went into the jewish museum which was very small and I couldn't work out whether there was more to ...
... we asked and were generously permitted to move one of their tables down to us as we were purchasing some coffees; and a peppermint tea for me. A charming village which seemed preserved in its original style and no sign of industrialization and the negative aspects of modernity. We would go back for a longer visit. Eventually we found our way up Monte Grappa, a slow and steep climb up to 1775 metres. Farms gave way to forests of cypress pines, then the thinning and ...
... see us again. He has moved here from Torino to start his business as he has friends here and likes the town. Pizza and wine in hand we go back for a nice quiet meal in our room. An hour later, we go out for gelato, and our day ends. Padova is a different kind of town then Verona with a University in it. One thing we did not like is that every street had some kind of graffiti on it. It really took away some from the feel of the town. It is a shame but I really think the young ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services