The Glory of Padova

In Art and history by Roger Thomas

Arthur and I had a glorious day in Padova hosted by Nicolò Rubelli and Carlo Giordanetti.  There are too many treasures to mention in this city: The home of the fifth-oldest (1222) university in Europe and the sight of some of the most pivotal and influential works of art in Italy.
We started at the Cappella Ovetari to see the magnificent Andrea Mantegna frescos of the lives of Saints Jacob and Christopher (depicted as giant) left in fragments by the bombing of the city during World War II.
Museums, Churches and the charm of the city kept us enchanted.