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Liam of course could not be left out, and even though it was sunny insisted on wearing the new scarf which Michael bought this morning. He enjoyed the views, but did try to take a short cut over the fence one time - the great escape it was not! After that embarrassing interlude, Michael banished him to the rucsac for a while.
We met for a refreshing glass after Joy's second ...
... Vinci (not clear what if one is not fairly fluent in Italian). Well, Joy rounded the corner of the doorway and started reading the exhibition screens showing the English translation to the Italian notes, which were all about this painting which had been discovered and which was now attributed to Leonardo, how it was found and what all the story was, who the portrait was about etc ..... La bella principessa, a portrait of Bianca Sforza who died aged 14/15. ...
... what has become our favourite bar. Terrible really - we've only been here 36 hours and already have a favourite bar!
Then back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner. Michael actually fell asleep, but he is getting old you know! Anyway, we eventually wandered out again in search of dinner, something simple after last night's culinary extravagance, and chanced upon the Taverna degli Artisti. A great choice as luck would have it. A simple bar/restaurant ...
... Morbido "Ciauscolo"
Polenta con pate di fegato
Crostino di Farro con pesto di rucola, radicchio, noci e formaggio
Casciotta d'Urbino DOP e crema di limone
Frittata con zucca gislls, funghi porcini e pecorino di fossa, al forno
Passatelli vegetariani, asciutti con verdure in padella
Fettuccine di grano duro "Capelli" BIO con ragu di lepre e ginepro
... awkward the walk to it would be. Instead she suggested boarding a bus outside the hotel. After quite a long wait, a coach turned up and for a tiny price took us up to the town, full of steep cobbled streets lined with tax-free shops and restaurants. We loved it and could have wandered around all night, if it were not for the last bus being very early in the evening. We sat outside a bar right on top of the hill next to ...