Idea Hotel Piacenza
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- TV Channel One Russia
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Stopped at St Lucia airfield, a lovely private grass airstrip, for fuel and to have a new set of brushes fitted to the propellor pitch control, by Luigi, the aero maintenance engineer on site. The job turned into a bigger one as the pitch control motor had actually died, so he arranged spare parts and we are fitting up together, but with afternoon weather building, this ...
... best he could take them. Right next door was the Baptistery – a very impressive building built in the 1100s. It is octagonal shaped with huge columns and balconies, in the center of which is an octagonal basin made from a monolithic piece of red marble from the cave of Verona.
It is amazing and makes us wonder how such huge structures could be built so long ago – and still standing in such pristine ...
... had never seen before, very interesting.
After visiting the Duomo we walked over to the Roman ruins. We always find them fascinating. It's amazing how each civilization just built right on top the last. It will take this place years and millions of dollars to totally uncover this ruin.
We left town around 11:30. Just before leaving we went into a pastry shop and picked up a couple of ...
... out the pope was stationed there in 1095 so it is where he gave the benediction to his Concilio (council) in their mission to bring all Christianity together and conquer the Holy places. That's right - the first of the crusades. The church as it stands today was built in the 1500s and I was surprised that it only took 4 years to build - the painting and decorating took 5!
As we have walked around Piacenza I've also noticed lots of little ...
... parking space by Africans who then charge you even though it is pay and display. Piacenza has very narrow streets which are mostly one way but if you can get to nearly the end of Via Borghetto there is plenty of parking and only a 10 minute walk back into the centre. The main sites are the equestrian statues in the main square, the arcade at one side of the square and the Duomo. It takes under an hour to do. We bought bread and dried mushrooms and were soon off down south ...