Today I returned to Padua, after enjoying my time at the nearby San Pelagio Castle the other day and seeing today's sunny weather forecast. I've been to Padua multiple times to attend church or just to change trains at the station, but I'd never really explored the city...I am so glad that I finally decided to! First, I went to The Scrovegni Chapel and the surrounding gardens, which was amazing...kind of like a mini-version of the Sistine Chapel. Though Giotto can't compare to Michelangelo, his work is still incredible. After soaking in the breathtaking beauty, I walked along Via Roma, the main street. This led me through a plethora of cozy cafes and restaurants and a variety of high-end boutiques as well as some of my favorite European chain-stores. After accidentally wandering into the University building, I finally I arrived at Prato Della Valle, a large plaza with beautiful scenery. From there I branched off to see a few more sights before the sun went down, and then headed back to the train station, stopping for a warm banana-and-chocolate crepe along the way. Padua definitely seems like a college-town, with lots of young people wandering around the streets. There is a lot to do there, and I will have to return to visit the many museums I saw, maybe do some shopping, and visit the Botanical Gardens that I didn't have time to see today. Luckily, Padua is really close to Cittadella! Anyways, I was very impressed by this cool city, and have deemed it my favorite in all of Veneto (yes, I liked it even better than Venice!)
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