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... Temple of Apollo in Delphi was built by Apollo! Personally, I don’t see what the problem is! His other deep and meaningful question was 'why are temples always on the side of the hill?’.
After a beautifully sunny afternoon walking around Delphi, we had dinner in a Greek Taverna, enjoying home-made Moussaka and Souvlaki and then tomorrow, it is time to head to Athens. We had found a campground that was open in Athens (Yippee!!) and managed to ...
... the National Art Gallery of Urbino, and Joy is doing a separate entry for this - she having spent almost six hours drooling over the building and its amazing art works. Even Michael's talents for turning a phrase blanched at the prospect of describing this to you!
As the day was so fine and sunny, and he had seen enough of the art, Michael decided to take a walk around the town, Literally around it, ...
... Raphael was born. Other than that Joy had an idea of only 4 paintings held in this gallery.
The Ducal Palace is an impressive building near the top of one of the hills in Urbino and was closed for the New Year celebrations, so we set off hoping it was going to be opened today, but not really being sure. As we rounded the corner of the buildings we realised the door was open.....so today's itinerary was possible.
There is an €8 entry ...
... Piazza has a great marble statue of Raphael, and Liam had to pay his respects of course, and then build his own little snowman (see the photos on face book) before trying his hand at tree hugging. Honestly, he seems to have more fun than we do sometimes!
We had an excellent lunch of local soup and wine in a cafe at the Piazza, and then back down the hill to the house where Raphael was born and first worked. This is mid 14th century, and though ...
... sitting with a mouthful of it (halfway through it) trying to swallow it but not able to squeeze it down into any spare digestive space. We swore we wouldn't need to eat for a week!!
At 11.56 all dirty crockery was cleared, an espresso was brought, and drunk, and our glasses were filled with bubbly as the bells chimed midnight and the band in the square outside started up .....magic experience.
Afterwards, having ...