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... did the fresco which led to him being commissioned to do the Duomo, only a few minutes from our hotel. Wonderful artwork throughout the church: you can see why he (and Parmagianino too) got the later commissions which made them famous. The onto Santa Maria Steccata, more amazing frescoes. Why was this artform so popular in Parma?
After all this, we agreed it was time for coffee - this time a pleasant cappuchino at a bar on the ...
... shop for underwear in Yamamay! They grizzle at each other, they growl, they ignore, they whine.... They prance, they drag their feet, they amble and loll, they patiently wait, they ask 'can we go now?', they can be an unhappy fella, they pee, they c**p..... They are a status symbol, a loved companion, a way of meeting people.....they are Parma's dogs!
Where else in the world ...
... of the Mannerist and Baroque rooms being closed to the public today paled into insignificance compared to the pleasure of the half hour spent in front of this glorious little gem, almost being able to smell it!
Once the visit to the gallery was over then of course it was break for a strong coffee to try to get Joy back to earth before the next gallery..... The pinocoteca Stuard.....270 artworks in 22 rooms!!
This gallery is also a mine ...
... hotels (ours certainly is) some pleasant bars (we found one or two of those of course!) and at least two good trattoria style restaurants. Oddly enough, restaurants, of whatever price range, really have to be looked for - they don't pop up at every corner like many other towns.
Two other things you should know about Parma is the number of bikes, and the number of dogs. Bikes tool along the wide streets almost silently, and few ...
... made the Diocesan Museum, which sounds boring but is not, as it has a wealth of archaeological material, plus some treasures and statues moved there for safety. After this, being a bit tired after our early start, we opted for a short exploring walk and then an early dinner.
Parma is quite a large city, famous world wide for its hams and cheeses, and of course Parma Violet perfume and confectionery. It was strange at first, ...