Hotel Cosimo de' Medici
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... My second theory of the day, the churches dont have many pews, I think in the days of yore, patrons had to stand and listen to the sermons, maybe when they passed out from exhaution they woke up looking at these beautiful cielings and were moved. Maybe thats why there were so many saints back then, because everyone woke up in the church having visions of christ and the saints. Maybe I'm just a little cynical? I think I've had my fill of religious art, bring on the pagan ...
... Dan down hard.... do you think rich pasta, alcohol and walking brings him out???? After a couple of very happy hours we headed towards our hotel and booked a wine tour for Thursday. We have a delicious dinner at a restaurant near our home for 3 days. Dinner consists of 1kg steaks (full of purines), pasta, calzoni and wine (full of purines). Gout Boy will love this feast. Off to bed we go for an early night.... Those purines sure tucker Gout Boy out! Ciao ...
... region, then olive groves run a close second. So appropriately enough, our third stop is at an olive grove, where Andrea takes the time to increase our appreciation for this timeless fruit. Like the grapes, the olive fruit is just beginning to set, albeit somewhat late this year due to the excessively cool and moist spring. So the harvest and oil pressing will be correspondingly late this fall.
Our last stop is the Villa Le ...
... all on wood. I think this was tempera because oil painting came in a little later in the Renaissance. Lots of Judgment of Christ paintings, casting sinners into various levels of hell on the right while on the left non-sinners got to pair up with saints, lots of halos. It was all done in great detail for the people who could not read the Scriptures. Fra Angelico was very religious and was a very good administrator too, later a pior and a friend ...
... a clear view of the island of Capri, our own grotto to swim in (too cold so we didn't, but very pretty), swimming pool and balcony. We just spent the day relaxing by the pool and napping to recuperate. The next day we arranged an excursion through the hotel to spend the day in Capri! We took a small boat to the island and went around the whole thing to see all of its beautiful cliffs. We were dropped off to spend a few hrs in town so ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed