Category Archives: Abano

Back to Padua.

Our previous visit to Padua was to the market and surrounding area. A few of us wanted to see the University and the Giotto frescos so a small group took taxis this morning and we had the best morning of … Continue reading

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Rain, rain go away!

The weather has broken. Last night there was a terrific storm and today has been light rain pretty well all day. No reason not to swim though! The above is NOT the swimming pool but a vast jacuzzi! The temperature … Continue reading

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Padua.

A trip to Padua today as it is market day. The market was in the central plaza which must be very beautiful when seen without the stalls. It contains a loop of the river which is bordered by statues. The … Continue reading

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Montegrotto!

This morning a trip by train was planned to a place called Montegrotto. I wasnt sure whether the name indicated a large mountain or a cave and fountain below the mountain. The train was to be boarded close beside the … Continue reading

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Market Day

A trip to the local market today. Markets are much the same the world over. The novelty here was the knife sharpener. There were also at least two stalls selling the most beautiful gloves, in every colour under the sun. … Continue reading

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Surprising Abano!

Somehow I expected Abano to be a rural backwater, with one pleasant spa hotel which happened to have a suitable room in which elederly people could play Bridge. To my great surprise Abano Therme is a sophisticated even elegant town … Continue reading

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