Padua – Day 1 – Part 4 – A Great End to A First Day

The Chiesa di San Luca Evangelista is located on Via XX Settembre, and dates from 1320.  Closed in 1807 under Napoleonic laws, it was reopened in 1815, and today, it is the parish of the Greek Catholic community in Padua.  In 1655, Bartolomeo Cristofori, the famous harpsichord maker, and the inventor of the fortepiano (the…

Padua – Day 1 – Part 3 – The Duomo di Padua and More

We continued to explore the Museo Diocesano di Padova, and its rich collection of artistic treasures. One of the last rooms one enters, when visiting the Museo Diocesano, is the Sala San Gregorio Barbarigo, which is named after the former bishop of Padua.  This room, used for conferences, is not always open to the public,…

Padua – Day 1 – Part 2 – The Diocesan Museum and More

As we began to explore the city of Padua, and clouds began to fill the sky,  it  became clear to us that this was a very unique place.  While not being a large city like Rome, it was certainly not a village, and had more of a metropolitan feel about it.  Historical buildings sat next…

Padua – Day 1 – Part 1 – A Canal Outside Our Door

Our next destination was the lovely city of Padua, or Padova, as it is known in Italian.  We left Burano in the morning by a hired water taxi, using the same company that brought us to the island.  This time, though, we had them take us directly to the Venice Train Station.  There, we hopped…