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... oranges – which turned out to be sooo juicy and sweet!
Our next overnight spot was another item on MJ’s wish list – Ancient Olympia! We found a campground open and spent a day walking around the site of the Ancient Olympics and the site where the Olympic flame is kindled every four years. We walked the ancient stadium (no, we didn’t run) and also visited a couple of the museums there where we got a chance to see some of the history of ...
... the National Art Gallery of Urbino, and Joy is doing a separate entry for this - she having spent almost six hours drooling over the building and its amazing art works. Even Michael's talents for turning a phrase blanched at the prospect of describing this to you!
As the day was so fine and sunny, and he had seen enough of the art, Michael decided to take a walk around the town, Literally around it, ...
... among others....talk about starting with the big guns! Being that early in the morning the place was nice and quiet and this was an art lovers dream......one person, one room and lots of favourite artists.
Between this room and room 22 there was only one other painting placed on Joys notes, all others were lovely to look at, but not worthy of study as they did not fall into her category. Then there was room 22 - some sort of exhibition/notes on ...
... Piazza has a great marble statue of Raphael, and Liam had to pay his respects of course, and then build his own little snowman (see the photos on face book) before trying his hand at tree hugging. Honestly, he seems to have more fun than we do sometimes!
We had an excellent lunch of local soup and wine in a cafe at the Piazza, and then back down the hill to the house where Raphael was born and first worked. This is mid 14th century, and though ...
... con lenticchie
Cinghiale stufato in terracotta
Patate al forno
"Fructus" Dossi Conero DOC cantina Conte Leopardi
Vino Spumante Brut Offida Passerine DOC cantina Colli Ripani
Sounded good and was only €45 each, not bad for new years Eve. The meal started at 9.30 pm and ...