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... you never know!) and put all of these onto both iPads, we had managed to chew through 17Gb! But then, the SIM card stopped working! I might just add, that this was over a period of a couple of days, so whilst it was annoying to suddenly have no data access again, we were very happy to have such a useful programme to use.
Anyway, back to Alexandroupolis – we have heard in the news how Greece is suffering dreadfully from the GFC (Global Financial ...
... plus years old for the most part. It took us a moment to work out why this was so. It's not just the cleanliness of the buildings and streets, though this helps of course, it's because Urbino sits on a hill, and is alternately washed by the rain (and snow) and polished by the bright summer sun. Plus, there are few cars, and fewer chimneys, so there is little or no air pollution. Once you realise this, it is ...
... Raphael was born. Other than that Joy had an idea of only 4 paintings held in this gallery.
The Ducal Palace is an impressive building near the top of one of the hills in Urbino and was closed for the New Year celebrations, so we set off hoping it was going to be opened today, but not really being sure. As we rounded the corner of the buildings we realised the door was open.....so today's itinerary was possible.
There is an €8 entry ...
... five minutes to spare, and with hardly any hangover, though a little bleary eyed and furry tongued. About eleven we wrapped up to brave the weather and continue our exploration of Urbino. We found our initial view was right: it is not flat. But it is very beautiful. Every single street goes up or down, often quite steeply, and many of them have great views as we hope you will see from the photos. Wait till we get back and you see the full slide show! ...
We had been advised by our hotel, when we booked our accommodation, that we should book our dinner for New Years Eve as everywhere would be fairly crowded. They kindly gave us a small list of places and we decided on La Trattoria del Leone (di Mauro Lucarini) as being our sort of place..... And we duly downloaded a menu and chose what we fancied on it.....
Zupetta di legumi e pomodoro