Quaint Medieval Village
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September 10th, 2008 – by: spohler
The highlight of the day was most clearly the food. A truffle, ham and pecorino stuffed pizza then rasberry rosemary and peach gelato (separate flavors). Someone must tell The Scoop about the Rasberry, it was Incredibile! We spent our lunch time people watching in the main square, and since there were so many tourists about it was quite entertaining. We played spot the Americans, which is pretty easy most of the time. Also spot the gold shoes which the Europeans seem to LOVE. Even regular old athletic shoes come in gold lame.
We also walked around quite a bit on our own and did a little souvenier shopping. I bought, among other things, some panforte for my self which is like a ginger almond jelly cake thing. We stepped into an artisan cheese shop which smelled amazing. But mostly took lots of pictures and soaked in the medievaliness. Some of those pictures were from the top of one of the towers that is open to the public (for a price). I'm not sure if it is the tallest but it sure seemed it.
Then back up to the fortress for some more sketching. I did a watercolor instead. The afternoon was quite nice since a harpist (?) was playing for a little while, then some American choir group started singing into the well in the middle of the space. It was really relaxing to be painting in the very pleasant shade and listening to all this great music.
Then a very hot bus ride back to CF and school again...
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