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We left Rome for Milan by rail.
Train Number: fro9520 - 1st class, departing on time at 10:20am, arriving in Milan at 1:40pm. The first class train we are travelling in is very comfortable with plush comfortable seats and plenty of leg room. It is a high speed train. The fastest speed we could see recorded on the screen reached 294kph but it …
... a close second.
In this part of Italy, pasta is not served with tomato sauce. There are several other ways it is served . . . lime and cream, pumpkin, and others.
More nice surprises about this wonderful small town – we are so glad we decided to come here – thank you, 60 Minutes.
Reporting in – not a great walking day – only 5,800 steps and 2.5 miles (not enough to justify tonight;s ...
... The size of the tapestries was enormous, ranging upwards to 20 feet tall and with a width of 30 feet. They are a combination of silk and wool. They were made around 1601. Tragically they all went out of style by the mid-1600s. Many were destroyed or used to wrap around pillars inside the churches. Cremona is trying to restore the 12 ‘Sampson tapestries’. This is a huge job requiring special craft skills. Eight of the twelve have been ...
... into the Duomo. Here too, we wish we hadn't wasted so much time in Cremona. This church wasn't as spectacular as the book made it sound.
We set our coordinates on the Garmin to get to our hotel for the night. We are staying in an Albergo that also has a restaurant. We enjoy Albergo's because they are family run and the food is generally very good and homemade.
We went down for dinner ...
... tried. Betty also made sure I tried her porcini tagliatelli which was pungent and rich and earthy. Afterwards, Francesco and I shared some peach and hazelnut semifredo which was thankfully light and refreshing.
As you can probably tell, the eating is almost constant. I know everyone talks about this but it is hard to truly understand how overwhelming it is. I am learning fast to just take the smallest nibbles and only sip drinks slightly so my plate and glass are never ...