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... you always find the best), and more gelato. This time I took them to a gelateria down the street from my apartment. Wednesday - a walk to Piazza della Repubblica, down Via Nazionale, shopping at Piazza Barberini, and a stroll passed the American embassy on Via Veneto. Wednesday...the one day we didn't get gelato! Thursday, sadly, came all too soon. We revisited Piazza Navona, hearing some wonderful 20s music played ...
... 8220;royal we”) were navigating our way through city streets that were not designed for cars… in fact they are barely designed for what was referred to then as “soft bodies” in the streets! It's the kind of situation where you are ducking your head and leaning left and right to try to help the car fit in the places we are trying to go.
So we are following our GPS (we should learn right!?) and find ourselves one block ...
... poor honey :-( I have been to the pharmacy and nursing him all day and night, only popping out to go to the supermarket, and a quick pedicure, later this evening when he seemed to be improving, at the place down stairs.
Our friends made the most of today so I really hope Den feels better tomorrow and we can explore Tuscany.
... a full-fledged downpour had begun, the sound of the rain falling on the tiled courtyard created a kind of melancholic mood, which actually served to enhance our connection with the glory days of this sumptuous, Florentine palace.
Upstairs is the Chapel of the Magi, reached via an elegant 17th-century staircase. This chapel, built and decorated in the 15th-century, features a famous cycle of frescoes by ...
... Hercules group right next to the David.
A quick rest stop for a sandwich and a return to San Marco to view the Fra Angelico frescoes in the monk's cells in the second story of the building. Also visited the marvelous library of manuscripts. More on this tomorrow, went to the bookshop for calendars and a guide to read back at Via Cecchi. Tired, took the bus back home, and ended with a nap and big thunderstorm. Ciao