Hotel San Marco & Formula Club
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We felt we needed an easy day today, for reasons explained later, and had an fairly late breakfast before strolling out to see the remaining churches and artworks in Parma. Incidentally, the trattoria we had intended to return to last night was closed, so we tried another - the Trattoria Tribunale - which turned out to be not only more pleasant, but also cheaper!
Anyway, this morning we went to the church of St John the Baptist, ...
... 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!
... on artists with importance to Parma, as well as having a small archaeological section and a huge section on drawings and architectural drawings of importance to the area. Most of the paintings in this little gallery were by bodies not on Joys lists, although some of them have now been added to those lists. But, although being able to get close to the paintings here too, nothing seen here came quite as close in wow factor as that lovely little drawing ..... La Scapiliara.
... that was needed after the Allied bombing raids of 1943/44. Huge damage was done to the city, which took many years to repair. In fact some of it can still be seen even now, for example in the Palazzo Pilottta which houses the National Gallery. On a related topic, the city is full of memorials to the those who died in World War II, and the numerous heroes of the resistance to both facism and nazism. The city seems to lack the passion and drive ...
... a slog....Michael did suggest we could have just tobogganed down on our cases! The bus to Pesaro is one of those tri-axle jobs (probably because of the several hairpins going up to Urbino) and very comfortable, for those who enjoy buses of course!
We made the station in good time for a quick coffee, and then found the train absolutely packed with folks returning home after their Christmas hols. Luckily we had reserved seats, ...