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... university building in the world. After much debate, we decided that the anatomy building was the oldest.
On the way home, we churched it again. We went into the church of Santo Stefano. It was amazing. The inside of the church had 2 courtyards and the crypt was very impressive.
Had to have a nap for an hour before the evening foray. Everyone went shopping. The girls headed for the cloths and the boys headed for the ...
... to Santa Maria dell Vitae, another city centre church (there are many in case you hadn't noticed by now) with some great art. The highlight of this church though is a sculpture set in red terracotta, showing the three Marys lamenting over the body of the Christ. They are all so clearly devastated that, as well as being life size, the figures are truly life like. The whole set has been accurately described as "a petrified scream". Simply wonderful. What is really hard ...
... not one church, but seven. With a mind numbing history and architecture. Joy has taken a zillion photos, which we will try to load soon. One problem with this hotel is that the Internet is very slow for loading photos, and we have to pay for it. Hmmm - like being back in the Dublin tour hotels! We'll get them up as soon as we can honest.
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... disappointing to be honest. Still we set off to find the National Gallery, which turned out to be about ten minute walk, and then went to lunch in a nearby cafe/bar as the gallery didn't open till two. Lunch was good and simple, but a bit pricey. We were tomdiscover though that this price is typical of Bologna. Ah well, can't have it all cheap you know! Then the gallery... Joy still hasn't come down to earth. She ...
... 2 weeks so you can imagine how slowly the minutes seem to creep by the last week you are here. We have enjoyed ourselves so much here in Italy, so much history and so much beauty. We prepare to leave the farm tomorrow, Saturday December 12. And on Sunday we take a train to Venice for two days and then we fly out on tuesday bound for home! Can't wait for Venice and most certainly can't wait for ...