Monday, October 13, 2008

Padova , the brain of Veneto

A golden angel blessing Padova's citizens and reaching the stars.

 Palazzo della Ragione  and its surrounds: Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta at 1:00 am. 

Santa Giusta Church  on  first plane  and Basilica of St. Anthony's  on second plane. 

Above, Prato della Valle - Once a Roman theater this piazza is very large and surrounded by fountains and statue's of Padova's eminent citizen's...beautifully manicured.

An old Castle tower.  Maybe Saint Giorgio's home in the past.

Padova is a gorgeous and worthy city full of attractions. The whole area around  Basilica St. Anthony is  Vatican lawful territory so once you stepped on the sidewalk you are in the Vatican without actually being in the Vatican. How cools is that?! Photography is prohibited inside of the church that houses many of Donatello's art works.   

We didn't get to see Scrovegni Chapel - Capella degli Scrovegni and the next time its a must see destination. This chapel houses nearly 40 of Giotto's frescoes depicting the live of Jesus and Mary. " The frescoes are considered by many the first pieces of modern art and clearly announced that Europe was breaking out of the Middle Ages. "

So much to see !

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