Albergo Villa Giarona
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Including walking around a grocery store called "EATaly" for twenty minutes without buying anything.
But first, I had another cooking class! This one was just for fun, not for credit and I made so many yummy things. My least favorite thing was the tomato soup because after all of the fresh tomatoes were cooked down, a whole loaf of bread was added to the soup. This is a traditional soup in Italy, but ...
... Then it was back to the churches, though some were closing for the afternoon by now, and a walk down the road to see the fountain Michael had discovered on his walkabout on the first evening. At night this is lit by colours, but it still looks good in sunlight. By now most places were closing (they do the afternoon siesta well in Italy!) so we decided on a long lunch ourselves. Back to the Piazza Garibaldi, for what turned into a two hour ...
... 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 ...
Today we slept through the first alarm....well Joy turned it off and snuggled back down into the very comfy bed......so the net result was we started our tour of the galleries a little late. But it really didn't matter.
The Galleria Nazionale of Parma is in the Palazzo Pilotta - an expanse of building and grass with colonnades and trees about 5 minutes walk from our hotel. Of course the gallery is on the 2nd floor so there is an expanse of stairs to climb, even ...
Today was the day to visit Parma's main art gallery, and, as it turned out, the day that Joy found herself nose to nose with a drawing painted by Leonardo da Vinci. She knew that it was in the gallery but thought it would be behind armoured security glass and so on. Oh no, she was quite literally nose to nose with a da Vinci - for the second time on this trip - so she was understandably on an artisitic high when she finally emerged from the gallery. ...