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... an interest in music at an early age. He was fascinated by instruments that are plucked by hand. There are more than 60 pieces across four centuries, including plucked-string and bow-string instruments. We wished that we understood more about how to play these instruments. His collection also includes violins, violas. kits, hurdy-gurdies, and viola d’amore.
We made a conscience decision to rest for the afternoon ...
... see a conductor,) So before boarding you must use a machine to validate your ticket which stamps it with a date. Therefore ‘if’’ a conductor does stop at your seat your ticket will be checked to see if it has a date stamp. This is the only way that the Italian system knows that you are not re-using a ticket. Sounds complicated? Try having this explained to you in half English, half Italian.
We arrived in Cremona after the ...
... 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 ...
... up the valley and went for 2 more rounds of caffe and vino at Massimo's and then Maleo's homes.
The food, wine and socialising took its toll so we found ourselves in bed by 8pm for a 'nap' and slept through to this morning - the magic of sleep making us feel slightly more human. Having gone to bed so early, we woke up hungry so Francesco drove us into town looking for a breakfast. We ended up having cappucino and brioche while we waited for the supermarket to open ...
... sneaking around the
upper floors of this big old empty building!!
I finally got looking at my maps and decided on the scenic route to Italy via
a few nice passes over the Alps and then after that managed to get some
I was up by 8am and after checking my emails etc the very nice lady of the
hotel brought me up a cup of wonderful coffee, I loaded the bike and was off
back along the road I arrived on yesterday.
I'm heading up the mountains again ...