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... of great bankers from 13thC and sheep farmers. Medici dynasty the rulers of Tuscany showed great support for artists. Chianti full bodied red wine is grown in Tuscan region. One of famous wines produced in Tuscany. Many olive trees as well. Walking in Rome. Trevi fountain. Basilica Santa Maria. Used for Roman ...
... We arrived at Ferrara at 1345 and we had two and a half hours to wander the town. Warren visited the museum in the castle which he enjoyed. From here we caught a bus to meet our boat at the small village of Zelo. I think everyone fell asleep during the 45 minute trip after a 40 km day in bright sunshine and temperatures approaching 30 degrees. After dinner we wandered up to the localities where darts was popular. Warren and Alex were beaten by Marco and Guilliano in a tight ...
... the museum staff who took pity on our inability to read the Italian descriptions of the exhibits and gave us a personal tour. The finds from the Greeks, Etruscan, Celts and Romans were amazing. The photos are just some on the wonderful exhibits. Dinner tonight was a seafood salad and sea bass all bought by cooks Giuliano and Enrico at the Chioggia markets this morning. ...
... that were cast in clay (terracotta) by Niccolo del'Arca in the second half of the 15th century. They are absolutely stunning in their portrayal of raw emotion, and seeing them was the highlight of my visit to Bologna.
Tonight will be my fifth night in Bologna and tomorrow is going to be one of those days where I am up at 5.15am to catch a bus, then two trains, then a plane, then another train, then a 1km walk to get to my next place in Athens. For at least half ...
... to relate to. There is a lot to see and some of it for the second time. Of course there is also 20th century Bologna which has less charm, but its historic centre is compact and fascinating. Another train took me to Vergato where I would meet the farm owner. The farm is 15km away from Vergato and the station. There is no TV, radio to speak of, or Internet here. The detachment from life is quite zen. The focus is on working and eating. It took me a few days to ...