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... is octagonal shaped and made of pink Verona Marble--beautiful .
We meet Leonardo in the piazza. He tells us that today, November 7, is the anniversary of the 1917 Workers Revolution in Europe and won't we buy a newspaper? As we ponder, he adds: "One euro for freedom of the press." I ...
... br> We ate in for dinner each evening as the food was excellent and very good value and the wine was good and very reasonable too!
The next day visited Parma and learnt a lot about the production of their famous ham and cheese! Indeed we ate masses of ham and cheese of the three days we were there!
Sometimes you wake up and just don't feel like going to work and sometimes it's the same with a bike. Then you have to remind yourself that actually it is a great privilege to be able to ride a bike all day and not go to the office.
Today was similar ...
... I remember are two brutal climbs. One was called Il Muro (the wall) and was soooo steep, up to 27% in parts. I dragged myself over somehow with sweat and snot pouring down my face, mucus landing on my legs. Quite disgusting! If Hannibal came this way he was a frickin idiot.
The day's efforts are rewarded when we arrives at our hotel - a fab converted castle. We have a four poster ...
... rectangular pizzas came out in quantity and choices included Octopus pizza, Mashed potato pizza, Ham and potato pizza, Anchovy - you get the drift. The pizza meal was after Davida treated us all to a local sparkling lambrusco wine. The meal ended with a local favorite - a shot glass of lemoncello. This was an evening enjoyed by all, but we are all realizing the tour is quickly winding down. ...