Astoria Residence Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... cheese, and had a tasting with some wine. Everything here includes wine! I won't complain.
Next was the balsamic vinegar factory in Modena. Best balsamic in the world! But if you taste it on just spoons, wow...not good. I said it tasted a mixture of honey and black licorice. Strange and not good. However, the white vinegar was soooo good, if you've never tried it, I highly recommend!
... did the fresco which led to him being commissioned to do the Duomo, only a few minutes from our hotel. Wonderful artwork throughout the church: you can see why he (and Parmagianino too) got the later commissions which made them famous. The onto Santa Maria Steccata, more amazing frescoes. Why was this artform so popular in Parma?
After all this, we agreed it was time for coffee - this time a pleasant cappuchino at a bar on the ...
Well there they all are....on every street corner...in nearly every cafe...even in the clothes shops. Petit and dainty clothed in fancy coats or little pyjama suits, big and butch, long and lanky, large and hairy, dazzling with diamante, lush with leather. Yes...they are Parma's dogs. They are everywhere, walking, carried, ambling with nose to the ground, standing their ground, are at a ...
Today we slept through the first alarm....well Joy turned it off and snuggled back down into the very comfy bed......so the net result was we started our tour of the galleries a little late. But it really didn't matter.
The Galleria Nazionale of Parma is in the Palazzo Pilotta - an expanse of building and grass with colonnades and trees about 5 minutes walk from our hotel. Of course the gallery is on the 2nd floor so there is an expanse of stairs to climb, even ...
Today was the day to visit Parma's main art gallery, and, as it turned out, the day that Joy found herself nose to nose with a drawing painted by Leonardo da Vinci. She knew that it was in the gallery but thought it would be behind armoured security glass and so on. Oh no, she was quite literally nose to nose with a da Vinci - for the second time on this trip - so she was understandably on an artisitic high when she finally emerged from the gallery. ...