Today we visited Padua. It was a train ride from Venice. The ride was longer than I expected and, as usual, I somehow ended up sitting opposite direction of how the train was headed. This did not sit well with my occasional motion sickness. I don't understand how I always always always ended up backwards! I would logically think out where to sit and still end up flying hundreds of miles and hour backwards through the Italian countryside. Ridiculous.

Anyhow, Padua was a simple city that housed the Scrovegni Chapel that Giotto designed. It was a tiny chapel that we were only allowed in for 15 minuets. We had to wait in a detoxing room for 15 min before we were allowed to enter the chapel and see the delicate frescos. It was a beautiful room but I wish there were chairs to sit in so it was easier to look up at the works near the ceiling! I got dizzy and disoriented looking up that high for such a long period of time. It's amazing that the Frescos have stood so long considering how delicate and old they are. What an awesome sight!

Today we visited Padua. It was a train ride from Venice. The ride was longer than I expected and, as usual, I somehow ended up sitting opposite direction of how the train was headed. This did not sit well with my occasional motion sickness. I don't understand how I always always always ended up backwards! I would logically think out where to sit and still end up flying hundreds of miles and hour backwards through the Italian countryside. Ridiculous.

Anyhow, Padua was a simple city that housed the Scrovegni Chapel that Giotto designed. It was a tiny chapel that we were only allowed in for 15 minuets. We had to wait in a detoxing room for 15 min before we were allowed to enter the chapel and see the delicate frescos. It was a beautiful room but I wish there were chairs to sit in so it was easier to look up at the works near the ceiling! I got dizzy and disoriented looking up that high for such a long period of time. It's amazing that the Frescos have stood so long considering how delicate and old they are. What an awesome sight!

After we returned from Padua, some of us took a gondola ride! It was something I just couldn't leave Italy without trying. The guide was friendly enough but I have a funny feeling he was lying about the famous homes we were passing and the extravagant stories he would tell, haha!

 


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