Agriturismo Aia Antica
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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... stuffed ravioli's. And then also some more wine, of course. After we ate, we went to see 52,000 legs of ham hung in the factory. So happy we went to see those AFTER we ate because it was so smelly, but I really do love prosciutto. A lot like parmigiano reggiano, prosciutto de parma is specific to only that region. If it is made elsewhere in a different way, it is just plain old prosciutto.
Honestly, when ...
... 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 ...
Well there they all are....on every street corner...in nearly every cafe...even in the clothes shops. Petit and dainty clothed in fancy coats or little pyjama suits, big and butch, long and lanky, large and hairy, dazzling with diamante, lush with leather. Yes...they are Parma's dogs. They are everywhere, walking, carried, ambling with nose to the ground, standing their ground, are at a ...
... de resistance...... La Scapiliara ....a drawing of Umber, amber greened and white lead on panel by no less than Leonardo da Vinci. She is stunning. Joy spent ages with her nose about 6 inches from this marvellous work studying the colour, the shapes, the brushstrokes and the beauty. An artists dream....to get so close to an old master with no alarms going off, no staff telling one to keep away and also being able to photograph it (no flash of course).
... towns too. The shops have Florence level prices, but there is little evidence of this sort of prosperity and the style that it can afford.
Now we appreciate of course that we have only been here 48 hours. Many would say that we have no right to make such conclusions on such a short stay, and certainly these are only first impressions, not second thoughts. Parma has indeed much commend it. Some fantastic art in the galleries and churches, ...