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... and extended until it became the building and grounds we see today. In 1919, the palace and its contents were donated to the people of Italy.
First stop at the top of the grand staircase was the featured exhibition of the works of Jacopo Ligozzi. Ligozzi was an extremely talented naturalist and portrait painter from the mid 1500's. While at the court of the Medici family, he was requested to paint many of their portraits. When out ...
... supermarket is between the duomo and the square and the fountain and they sell a good variety of groceries. We bought some pasta, sauce, prosciutto and salami to prepare for dinner and sandwiches for our day trip to Pisa the next day.
Fresh pasta 250g : 0.75 € each
Tomato pasta sauce: 0.82 €
Mineral water 1.5L : 0.25 €
Salami and prosciutto : 2.50 € per pack
Bread : 1.05 € for a big loaf
Lime soda: ...
... to me they had become quite the chefs in their time here, so I had to see for myself.
Turns out they were so right- they prepared bow-tie noodles in oil, with fresh-cut vegetables, a meat, cheese and bread platter, complete with a bottle of wine for the table. It was perfect.
Right now I am on the fast train back to Sorrento, working up the energy to show my parents around my city for the next week!
More to come soon!
Its Vatican Day! Weeeeeeeeeee!
I've been actually looking forward to this the whole trip. My interest in religion and beliefs is great and to be able to visit one of the holiest of places for Catholicism is very cool for me. If only we could roam the catacombs and the massive art and literature vaults I would be a very happy girl!
Thankfully since we are on a Trafalgar tour and they have some sort of 'in' with someone, we were able to start our tour ...
... heart jumping into your throat at every turn and feeling that your life and the lives of strangers are at your mercy constantly. Parking is few and far between and extremely expensive. The streets are one-way and narrow and therefore crowded with pedestrians, taxis and motorcycles galore. My least favorite driving experience was riding in a smoky, stick-shift taxi in Beijing but ...