Hotel City Parma
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
... Then it was back to the churches, though some were closing for the afternoon by now, and a walk down the road to see the fountain Michael had discovered on his walkabout on the first evening. At night this is lit by colours, but it still looks good in sunlight. By now most places were closing (they do the afternoon siesta well in Italy!) so we decided on a long lunch ourselves. Back to the Piazza Garibaldi, for what turned into a two hour ...
Well there they all are....on every street corner...in nearly every cafe...even in the clothes shops. Petit and dainty clothed in fancy coats or little pyjama suits, big and butch, long and lanky, large and hairy, dazzling with diamante, lush with leather. Yes...they are Parma's dogs. They are everywhere, walking, carried, ambling with nose to the ground, standing their ground, are at a ...
... de resistance...... La Scapiliara ....a drawing of Umber, amber greened and white lead on panel by no less than Leonardo da Vinci. She is stunning. Joy spent ages with her nose about 6 inches from this marvellous work studying the colour, the shapes, the brushstrokes and the beauty. An artists dream....to get so close to an old master with no alarms going off, no staff telling one to keep away and also being able to photograph it (no flash of course).
... map we came to the conclusion that the map was old and the station must have been renovated since none of the store locations were correct and many of the businesses were different or missing, including most importantly all of the car rental counters. Fortunately there was a company running a promotion for Europcar, handing our flyers about their hybrid rental options so we stopped one of the guys and asked him where the office was since we wanted to rent a car. I ...