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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 …
Day 10 Friday, May 22 2015 Cremona
A change of plans today. We were going to go back into Milan, but decided to stay in Cremona and explore this delightful town. And, we're glad we did.
The first stop was about ½ block from our hotel – in the Piazza de Commune at the Duomo. Not as large as yesterday’s in Milan, it is very remarkable for a small town – Frank’s pictures will ...
... day – weather permitting.
Ice, ice, and more ice – the Italians must have gotten the word! Thank you!!
But, no tap water to drink in restaurants – they want to sell you bottled water – oh well!!
Not quite as long walking as other days (even with the round-about route to our hotel): 10,500 step – 4.4 miles.
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... sandwiches to split for lunch.
We stopped just outside Cremona at a little picnic spot. Our sandwiches weren't great, but we did get to enjoy a glass of red wine and a bite of dark chocolate.
We parked in Cremona and walked directly to the Duomo. Of course, it was closed until 3:30, so we had almost two hours to kill. So we bought tickets to the Violin Museum. Stradivari and many ...
... 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 ...