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... the cathedral we visited the museum and then the grand arch (which was actually a huge shopping arcade). I can say huge with some satisfaction since there were binoculars set into the marbled floor at several intervals so that you could better look down the corridors of wealth and power. All the big names were here: Versace, Prado, Louis Vuitton..etc. For ***** and giggles we went into each of the above mentioned shops - way out of my price range - but its nice to ...
... the week - energetic morning exploring, long Italian lunch, slow afternoon meandering, salad for dinner at home.....
While I'm not particularly a fan of bumper stickers, I do recall one with a simplicity and truth of message: "Life is better with a boat." And I shan't delve into quoting the oft used Grahame, but yes, messing about in boats is pretty good too.
So, after one day ...
... be ready to take the plunge and commit. During our one short week in Vighignolo we have encountered quite a few characters but one particular character stood above the rest. On one of our many trips to the supermarket this week we encountered a old man who was evidently drunk or partially incapacitated in some way. He staggered towards us as we were getting ready to leave and asked us where we were from and I answered. Then, with only the fact that we were from Australia, he ...
... room with this famous work. It also made me think, sure Leonardo was a genius but what an idiot for using the technique of painting that he did. There is a fresco on the wall at the other end of the rectory and it is immaculate, except for where Leonardo painted the sforza family into the corners with his oil technique which has left only the silhouettes of the family. Much like the last supper, most of the detail had disappeared ...
Well all good things come to an end("...... well that's not wot the ex wife said!) after a rustic breakfast with Erica la Fiabla b&b the owner, I bid a fond farewell with the promise to return someday of course in better health and for the last time I punched my Italian stallion along the sr222 where my little Lancia screamed through the switchbacks as if I was riding on a big red Ducati . The scenery in this Chianti region of rolling hillsides, of grapes, rustic ...