Hotel Conte Verde
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We felt we needed an easy day today, for reasons explained later, and had an fairly late breakfast before strolling out to see the remaining churches and artworks in Parma. Incidentally, the trattoria we had intended to return to last night was closed, so we tried another - the Trattoria Tribunale - which turned out to be not only more pleasant, but also cheaper!
Anyway, this morning we went to the church of St John the Baptist, ...
... bored, happy, grizzly, slobbery, all one thing in common....loved and shown off like some spoilt child.
If one sits or stands in a specific place anywhere in the city, one can photograph a dog every 5 seconds!!! Tried and timed!
In a cafe they are lunching.... They help go shopping for make-up.... They go clothes shopping in Zara.... ...
... to the ticket office where Michael ordered 2 tickets... to be told today it was free as it is the 1st Sunday of the month! Bonus!!
We entered what must be the most extraordinary entrance to any art gallery in the world....a theatre - to be precise the Farnese Theatre. An exquisite piece of architecture which forms the entrance hall to the gallery which is under the stairs of the theatre. It is even more fantastic when one realises that it was devastated by ...
... there was much other material which she enjoyed too, and she'll be doing a separate entry on that for the art lovers among our readers.
Michael did his usual exploring walkabout, and found a strange thing: Parma closes on Sunday!
Seriously, hardly anywhere was open apart from the galleries and museums - even some churches were closed. On Sunday?? Parma is an odd town, as it is difficult to describe it shortly.
... a slog....Michael did suggest we could have just tobogganed down on our cases! The bus to Pesaro is one of those tri-axle jobs (probably because of the several hairpins going up to Urbino) and very comfortable, for those who enjoy buses of course!
We made the station in good time for a quick coffee, and then found the train absolutely packed with folks returning home after their Christmas hols. Luckily we had reserved seats, ...