When I went to Padua and Trieste I found there were incredible things to do and see. Here are a few!
- Go inside the Scrovegni Chapel. Located in Padua, the Scrovegni Chapel is stunning! Inside is a fresco cycle painted by Giotto, which focuses on the life of the Virgin Mary.
- Spend some time in the historical center. Padua has a lot of historical significance, primarily during the 19th and 20th centuries. In the city’s center is a famous cafe called the Pedrocchi Cafe, which is known for its exterior architecture, mint coffee, and used by literary figures such as Lord Byron.
- Visit the Aquileia Cathedral. located in a small town northeast of Padua, like many cathedrals, it is beautiful, and features Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Its main, unique aspects are its floors, which are mosaics!
- Visit Trieste. Located two hours northeast of Padua, and close to Slovenia, Trieste is a beautiful seaside city. Trieste was home to many literary figures, such as James Joyce.
- Hike up the Rilke trail. Named for the author Rainier Maria Rilke, the Rilke trail is a walking trail that connects two small villages: Duino and Sistiana. It offers views of the sea, the cliffs of Duino, and the Duino castle, which was breathtaking!