Hotel San Marco & Formula Club
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... we made it to Parma and once we got there, the snow outside was so beautiful! Sometimes when I go on bus rides I look outside and it's just so incredible. There is nowhere in America that looks like this. I got even happier once we got out of the bus because after the spoonfuls of vinegar and a cube or two of cheese, I was pretty hungry and was greeted with a big plate of the best cured meats ever! Annnd spinach ...
... Very pleasant in the sunshine, and loads of dogs for Joy to photograph - see her separate entry on the dogs of Parma!!
After lunch, Joy went back to the Duomo (and photos of dogs!) while Michael simply strolled around. Very relaxing. Now, the reason for a lazy day is that we have decided to add a visit to Caravaggio town while we are in Milan - we move on to there tomorrow - which will mean that the next three days are going to be ...
Well there they all are....on every street corner...in nearly every cafe...even in the clothes shops. Petit and dainty clothed in fancy coats or little pyjama suits, big and butch, long and lanky, large and hairy, dazzling with diamante, lush with leather. Yes...they are Parma's dogs. They are everywhere, walking, carried, ambling with nose to the ground, standing their ground, are at a ...
... one can go right up to the works in it and look closely at them) Also in this section are a couple of Annibale Carracci frescoes - also amazing. Then there is the Parmigianino painting "The Turkish Slave".....with all its intricate detailing and gentle doe like eyes.
Moving on slowly through the rest of the exhibits is a fascinating history of art in the Parma area with most of the names not recognisable as " greats" but "great" to the area. And then comes ...
... 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, ...