Padova, Sightseeing, Mona Lisa and Shopping

Padova Italy

““Do you like that?” I’ll say in surprise since it doesn’t seem like her type of thing, and she’ll look at me as if I’m mad.  That!?” She’ll say, “No, it’s hideous” “Then why on earth,” I always want to say, “did you walk all the way over there to touch it?”  but of course…I have learned to say nothing when shopping because no matter what you say…  it doesn’t pay, so I say nothing.”  Bill Bryson – ‘Notes From a Small Island’

There were some decisions to be made over breakfast today because this was our last day but it would be a full one because our Ryanair flight home wasn’t until late this evening.  We could return to Venice but although there was more to see we had filled two days there already, we could go to nearby Vicenza, or we could stay in Padova.  As we were lodging in Padova it seemed rude not to visit, lots of tourists bypass the city in the rush to Venice so we all agreed that we would spend the day here in the Shakespearian setting of the Taming of the Shrew.

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7 responses to “Padova, Sightseeing, Mona Lisa and Shopping

  1. I liked Padua. It wasn’t very busy when we were there so the Giotto was first on the list 🙂

    We went to some university building too where galileo was meant to have lectured (I think).

    And the streets were full of amazing wedding dresses. Not those fluffy ballerina style things but really elegant draped concoctions. I remember thinking if I ever got married to buy a frock in Padua. Of course I got married in Sydney and bought a short red silk dress instead. If only we had met in Padua 😀


  2. Love the comment re the Mona Lisa. 🙂
    And also that you included a photo of yourself!


  3. I’m with you (and Bill Bryson) on the shopping.


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