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Sep 18, 2016 - Padua, Italy Scrovegni Chapel

Sunday, Sept 18, 2016 Padua, Italy Scrovegni Chapel It was back to the Verona train station for a trip to Padua and a visit to the Scrovegni Chapel, adorned with fresco after fresco painted by Giotti in 1305. The chapel was built out of guilt by the son who wanted to redeem his father who was a notorious practicer of usury. Usury was condemned by the Catholic Church. Whether or not this edifice brought redemption to the family, is questionable, but the resulting structure is a tourist attraction. Visits are tightly controlled with only...

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Sep 25, 2012 - in Padua

Local guide Cristina led us around this pretty city for about 3 hours. The main attraction was the Scrovegni Chapel with its 13th century fresco paintings by Giotto. They completely covered the walls and ceiling! Amazing and with beautiful perspective (ahead of his time), the panels told several religious stories. (Admittance to the chapel is limited to 15 min. per small groups with reservations.) On to the 3rd oldest university in the world (after Bologna, Italy, and Paris). It was interesting to learn about and then see the first...

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Sep 24, 2012 - to Padua

Raining so no breakfast on the terrace this morning. Ate inside. Had to get out our raincoats (first time in a nice long time) to wear as we hiked up the sidewalk ramp to meet our taxi to take us to the train station. We were early but found lots of people there ahead of us, standing under the roof out of the rain. After getting to the Milan train station again we knew where to look for seating. I found 2 turkey wrap sandwiches and a banana for lunch to each while we waited for our next train, On the last train for the day – going to Padua...

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Sep 22, 2011 - Padua

Thursday 22nd September 2011 Weather:-28degrees/Sunny Herman and I are holed up in the Ibis hotel 7km out of Padua tonight. This hotel is in a large industrial area and we are not inclined to drive the other 7 km to get to the middle of the town and then have to look for a parking place. This stop was booked at the last minute and all the other hotels closer to the centre of town are booked out but in any case the intention was just to get a little closer to Venice so that we can arrive early enough to our pre-booked car park at the...

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Jul 8, 2009 - GROM-py Jen, and not complaining....

It's now 10.09pm here. Theoretically I should be doing this very boring thing - storing stuff very neatly in a box with a view to returning it to Sydney via Italian post, and in so doing lightening my load, and making for an easier negotiation of the hopping on and off trains which will be my challenge on Saturday. But there is right now an internet opportunity happening here, the line hasn't gone down, my connection has not been lost for over ten minutes. All my prayers to St Anthony perhaps..... Oops, spoke too soon. Anyhow, the...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Martedì, Tuesday - and 'bagnare' - to dip, soak, wet

Heat, humidity, then the rain. We watched it from our classroom window. 1pm. - class finishes ... pronto, I mean, absolutely no messing about! But there is a little concern amongst a few of us about going out into the rain as we have not brought along an ombrello. A conversation in Italian followed in which I said to il professore Dario that I would get wet, I would get soaked, I would get 'bagnato', in fact, 'bagnata' (feminine). He gleefully replied that his pomodori, his tomatoes, would get soaked. It turns out that his tomatoes are...

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Jul 7, 2009 - A funny thing happened on the way to the bank

Deutsche Bank Padova Piazza Erbe, 1, 35122 Padova (PD), Italy‎ - 049 8761227‎ from school - via E. Filiberto, 6 Knowing that I leave for the smaller country town of Cortona on Saturday morning and that my stay in this major university town of Padova is sadly going to come to a close too soon, I woke up to the fact that I had better get myself to a bank. I knew that the bank connected with ours, the Deutsche Bank, was centrally located in Piazza delle Erbe, an important spot on my Padova travel agenda. So the motivation and the opportunity...

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Apr 18, 2009 - Architectural delights

Thursday 16th April. Set off early to Padua with a plan to find a hotel then go on to Vincenza the city of Palladio the great 16th century architect. On the way we passed a village which might be called the world capital of garden ornament suppliers. A whole succession of companies offered everything from ornate 17th century street lights, statuary of every size up to twenty feet high, garden pots in which a whole family could dine and animals of all sorts including a life size elephant. Padua was much larger than we expected and finding a...

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Aug 19, 2008 - Padua

Today I decided to change my itinerary a bit. I was planning on spending 2 nights in Padua and exploring both Vicenza and Verona as day trips before heading to the Dolomites. Last night when I was looking at the train schedules, I realized that would only give me one full day for the Italian Alps. Since it will take me most of the day to get there and another full day of traveling when I leave, I decided to try and get another night in Castelrotto. They are all booked, so instead I will spend a night in Bolzano, which is the gateway city to...

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Mar 29, 2005 - Padova...the city of arts and lights.

Hey Yall... We are now in Padova, a charming walled city with one of the oldest university in Europe, 40 minutes by train away from Venice, which is the most expensive city to stay in Italy and we are too poor to stay there. My mom and Jerry had been to Padova before and they raved about this place. I could see why after stepping out of the train and walking toward the centre. Fan-shaped designed cobblestone roads leading us thru antiquated buildings, most of which were built by the turn of 15th century. Prato delta Valle graced us with its...

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