Grand Hotel Terme Astro
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Including walking around a grocery store called "EATaly" for twenty minutes without buying anything.
But first, I had another cooking class! This one was just for fun, not for credit and I made so many yummy things. My least favorite thing was the tomato soup because after all of the fresh tomatoes were cooked down, a whole loaf of bread was added to the soup. This is a traditional soup in Italy, but ...
... Very pleasant in the sunshine, and loads of dogs for Joy to photograph - see her separate entry on the dogs of Parma!!
After lunch, Joy went back to the Duomo (and photos of dogs!) while Michael simply strolled around. Very relaxing. Now, the reason for a lazy day is that we have decided to add a visit to Caravaggio town while we are in Milan - we move on to there tomorrow - which will mean that the next three days are going to be ...
... seen this spectacle of love, indulgence, companionship, status symbol show off, exercise reason, advisor with the shopping, mobile doggy bag (for those times when one doesn't like what one has ordered!), and of course pick up line for that girl (or guy) one has always fancied! Parma's dogs...... Nearly as important as Parma's violets!
How different to the dogs of Ireland!
... WW2 and has been renovated to what it was in its glory days.
The gallery beneath it has a wealth of treasures in it.... including a whole set of rooms dedicated to Correggio and Parmigianino. Correggio was the artist who did the frescoed cupola of the Duomo we saw yesterday, and a lot of his rescued frescoes and paintings are in this section And they are stunning in both their simplicity of form and their brightness of colour. (The beauty of this gallery ...
... Siena, Bologna, even Urbino, could all be described in a few words. But not Parma. There are few obviously welcoming bars and restaurants for instance, few obviously historic buildings, and few glaringly obvious landmarks or piazzas that everyone will meet at.
We talked about this over a glass of wine in the Piazza Garibaldi, and came to the conclusion that Parma has no readily recognisable identity, probably because of the ...