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... There we found a Temple to Zeus (or the remains of said temple), an Amphitheatre, a Temple to Asclepios, and then walking through the ancient city, there were bathhouses, old houses with mosaics, and all sorts of interesting stuff. Though, when you are walking around an ancient city, you have to have a pretty good imagination to see what used to be there because these days, all that seems to be left are the foundations. But courtesy of the start made by German ...
... 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, ...
... which is really cheap considering what is in this place and plenty of lockers to leave stuff in. Joy, being aware of how hot she gets in most galleries while she is writing her notes, divested of her coat, hat, gloves and thick aran cardigan and placed them carefully in the locker with her DSLR camera just carrying in handbag and tablet. A nice set of stairs to the first floor greets one on entry - love galleries in Italy, they are designed to keep line fit! ...
... 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 ...
... bill and aired our thanks for a wonderful dinner, we spent a while wondering around, watched the skaters on the open air ice rink and then took a small nightcap of grappa in our favourite bar, listening to the said band. Eventually at about one we headed back to the hotel to find that a bucket of ice containing a bottle of bubbly stuff and two glasses and some chocolates had been left in our room :-) well we couldn't let it go to waste!!