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... 18th century.
Next we took a trolly car ride to Santa Maria delle Grazzie to view The Last Supper. Giacomo told us all about the differences between fresco painting and the new technique Leonardo tried to invent for this piece and how this difference first led to the wall absorbing all the pollutants duling the work for centuries. How the various caretakers had tried to repair and repaint through it's lifetime until the 1970s when the began the 20 year project ...
... Italian pizza for lunch whilst we waited for the platform to be displayed. Wendy continued her extreme diet - no solids. We boarded and sat opposite each other in quite comfortable seats for about an hour and a half as we both tried not to go to sleep in case we missed our station. John succeeded in staying awake. We alit at Genova station, were met by a man with a sign saying "Pearce" and were then transported in a Mercedes "S" to Monterosso. Our driver told us that he used to ...
... be, Piola. After walking in circles for an hour trying to find our hostel, we realized the street signs were etched into the sides of the buildings (they are VERY hard to make out). Truly enlightening moment! We spent lunch at a small cafe called Caffeteria di via Picini by our hostel. Their version of iced coffee is the most amazing thing I've ever tasted! It is espresso mixed with slushy, sugary ice. We visited the absolutely breathtaking Duomo cathedral (built in the ...
... and corn / maize growing along side and the occasional canola plot As for stock plenty of white cows and very few sheep 20 mins till we get there it's now 4 o'clock and all is well My darling wife is so looking forward to trying the scargo on toast and cavier in this new adventure on our first trip to France after the spaghetti and pasta in Italy HaHa Arrived at our beautiful old Hotel Kleber around 5.30 , unpacked,as we are staying in one place for one whole week,yah and went out for ...
... good conversation as we made our way towards the Cathedral. We visited one church on the way and realised that it had struck midday and siesta had begun until 15.00 - many attractions are therefore closed for 3 hours each day at this time.
This gave us a wonderful opportunity to walk down to the water front and enjoy the magnificent views. We have been blessed with a beautiful sunny day and the colours are alive. We saw many boats on the water despite the season's ...
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