When you are slave to a blog, one of the things you might check on is the statistics of daily visits. It has become clear to me that when I post stuff that is not from Italy in general, or Venice in particular, there is a slump in visits!
Being one of those above mentioned slaves, and liking to see lots of visitors to my blog, I guess I’d better get back to Italy (figuratively speaking) again.
These photos are from a very lovely city near Venice: Padua. It’s well worth more than just a day trip, there’s lots to see and explore. I stayed at a B&B run by an affable couple, Rossana and Carlo. They enriched my week long stay with many suggestions of things to do and see. The personal touch goes a long way, doesn’t it?
First, a few views of architecture in Padua, and one of the porticoed thoroughfares. There were quite a few pedestrian only precincts, and many people used bicycles as transport.
Padua has canals, like Venice, but it also has the dreaded cars.
I saw lots of street art in Padua.
One day, Rossana and Carlo took me into the country, to meet their friends, and to have lunch out there.
You’ve heard me mention Licorice, the Travelling Koala. Here are a couple of shots of him, enjoying life in Padua.
No visit to Padua is complete without going to the Scrovegni Chapel. Here’s a link to some information and photos of this amazing little chapel.