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Travel Blogs from Barberino Val d'Elsa
Check out some pics. I've taken over an hour to post 20 pictures that is how incompetant that I am online!
I'll do more when I can, or when I get home they'll be all gettin on facebook. =)
Missing everyone today. It's my ONE MONTH DATE!
My Brusies have brusies, my calluses have calluses.
I'm a broken mess, missing my regular massages and soft bed, and lack of being beaten in constant manual labour. Alas my two weeks are up.
And I'm sad....
Yeah yeah, you're all rolling your eyes at me, but regardless of the work, of the fact that I have …
... today! Despite our sluggish pace, Titiano is an awesome teacher. Very charismatic, always teasing us even when someone does something wrong. Once again visited my café during break. Got a much needed espresso and pastry.
The best part of my day, once again, was the cooking class. Even though I don't really like tomatoes, and they put everything in tomatoes, or tomatoes in everything, ...
... each one of us, the menu and recipes (in English thank goodness) of everything we were about to prepare and eventually eat. Of course also waiting was the first of many bottles of wine we would drink, all of which are produced on the farm. We were on our way to learning traditional Tuscan recipes that we look forward to making again once we return home. The menu: Gnocchi Gnudi dressed with butter and sage, tagliatelle dressed with fresh tomatoes ...
... It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style by Cambio, and the dome was finished by Brunelleschi in 1436, which basically announced the arrival of the Renaissance. The dome was one of the largest in the world for a long time, which is why it's called the Duomo. The other parts of the Piazza del Duomo are Giotto's Campanile and the Baptistery of St. John. I loved the bronze doors of the east side of the Baptistery, Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. The mosaic ceiling is one ...