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... to take it to go considering they were staying open later for us, but the man who brought us there kept talking and finally the workers said, "Okay just for you," to me and Tom. So we sat down and each had an individual pizza, which had the thinnest crust I have ever seen and ate. And it was delicious!! Not to mention, each pizza cost 5 euro, which is quite the deal compared to what we pay in Copenhagen, or even in New York. Here too (just like Copenhagen), tap water isn't free, and so ...
... a market was in full swing close by when we arrived. The host, Ferdinando, is charming and extremely helpful. The hotel is small and located in an area where we feel we are experiencing the real Italy. Lovely to be away from the big cities and feel relaxed!
This entry shows something of the trip here, and the surroundings of our hotel. (H)
Upon further research later, we learned that the first building we toured was “Cappelle Medicee”…Medici Chapel.
Around the corner we discovered the real Duomo. And it didn’t look anything like the first one. Construction of the cathedral began in 1296 and was completed structurally in 1436. It is of the gothic style. We located the ticket office (after more than a bit of ...
... 18 carat gold ring with a peridot (my birth stone!) surrounded by black diamonds. Rick said, "it would look perfect on your finger" - never suspecting any mental telepathy! We went inside, met the second generation owner and his adult daughter who helps run the store, and I tried on the ring. Doesn't Rick know yet that nobody just tries on a beautiful ring? He knows now!
... is awe inspiring with works of art, and impressive architecture. We study the marble floor, pillars, and frescos, again wondering how the limited tools and technology of the time could have yielded such a marvel. The sacristy is a more baroque style with burled cabinetry and gold leaf.
Still raining... so we ducked into a small restaurant on the SMN Piazza – We had delicious penne and gnocchi, good bread ...