Parma & Congressi Hotel
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... Then it was back to the churches, though some were closing for the afternoon by now, and a walk down the road to see the fountain Michael had discovered on his walkabout on the first evening. At night this is lit by colours, but it still looks good in sunlight. By now most places were closing (they do the afternoon siesta well in Italy!) so we decided on a long lunch ourselves. Back to the Piazza Garibaldi, for what turned into a two hour ...
... seen this spectacle of love, indulgence, companionship, status symbol show off, exercise reason, advisor with the shopping, mobile doggy bag (for those times when one doesn't like what one has ordered!), and of course pick up line for that girl (or guy) one has always fancied! Parma's dogs...... Nearly as important as Parma's violets!
How different to the dogs of Ireland!
... de resistance...... La Scapiliara ....a drawing of Umber, amber greened and white lead on panel by no less than Leonardo da Vinci. She is stunning. Joy spent ages with her nose about 6 inches from this marvellous work studying the colour, the shapes, the brushstrokes and the beauty. An artists dream....to get so close to an old master with no alarms going off, no staff telling one to keep away and also being able to photograph it (no flash of course).
... towns too. The shops have Florence level prices, but there is little evidence of this sort of prosperity and the style that it can afford.
Now we appreciate of course that we have only been here 48 hours. Many would say that we have no right to make such conclusions on such a short stay, and certainly these are only first impressions, not second thoughts. Parma has indeed much commend it. Some fantastic art in the galleries and churches, ...
... just a bit. We saved a few bucks by flying into one of the "other" airports in Milan but then quickly donated all of our savings, and then some, to our taxi driver by the time we made it to our hotel.
After getting checked in we went through our regular routine of asking for a city map and directions to either a good dinner spot or the must see destination in town. In Milan the famous Duomo is at the heart of the downtown and so naturally that was where ...