Best Western Park Hotel
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... best he could take them. Right next door was the Baptistery – a very impressive building built in the 1100s. It is octagonal shaped with huge columns and balconies, in the center of which is an octagonal basin made from a monolithic piece of red marble from the cave of Verona.
It is amazing and makes us wonder how such huge structures could be built so long ago – and still standing in such pristine ...
Day 8 Wednesday, May 20 2015 Vicenza to Cremona!
Wednesday was a good train day. On the Brescia to Cremona leg, the conductor gently lectured for not validating/stamping our ticket before boarding. This is a little complicated. On Regional trains the ticket is 'open'. No set time when you use it. If a conductor does not come by your seat and punch your ticket, then it still could be used again. It has no date to be used by. (Often in Italy ...
... violin makers came from this town. This museum must have had 400 different violins and cellos. It was interesting to read what wood was used and why. It all came down to the sound the different woods made within the violin. We still had 45 minutes before the Duomo opened so we took our opportunity to have a beer in the plaza in front of the church. We visited the Baptismal, noting terribly interesting and ...
So the last few days have been... interesting. Unfortunately, Franci brought a virus over from Aus with him. Turns out in the 24-36 hours since we left, most of his office has been caught out by a nasty gastro virus which managed to take Franci down on Sunday and me 24 hours later. It was awful but we are both now making great recoveries and trying to make up for lost time! The sad thing was that because I was hit on Monday, it meant I didn't make it out ...
... we started our now long tradition of playing Rummy. Michael Tom had never played before so there was a small learning curve, but then we having a merry time just eating our ****** Italian bread with French honey and Dutch cards (Jake got his cards from the Heineken factory). The only picture we took of this day was one of us playing cards, so apologies for the lack of photo documentation.
We arrived at the restaurant and of course, nobody speaks English! We ...