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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Perugia - Day 2

I was so happy to be here and away from the annoying neighbours that I've arranged to stay another day, so I'll be leaving Thursday rather than Wednesday.

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This is the lovely Breakfast room of the hotel.

After breakfast, time to do a little more exploring

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and find the deliriously delicious, Sandri Pasticceria

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I go inside to gaze at the murals and ogle the pastry delights while having a perfect macchiato.

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Yes, more stairs and slopes

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All this wood has to be hand carted to the restaurant down quite a steep little laneway.

Back to the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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A better view of the pink and white marble decoration.

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The Palazzo dei Priori and Fontana Maggiore

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The Sale dei Notari, inside the Palazzo dei Priori

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Just in case you don't see the first sign

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Lunch was at another place near the hotel

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Crostini Misti to start with

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the gigantic Mezzaluna alla Chef, a simple sauce of proscuitto and onion


After lunch I go exploring near the Duomo to try to find another viewing area that is listed on my map

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I do indeed find what I was looking for

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Running beside the stairs on the right of the photo is the 13th century Aqueduct - it is now a walking track but it once carried water into town from Monte Pacciano and the Fontana Maggiore was constructed to celebrate that event

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It's fitting to go back to the Fontana Maggiore for another look

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The sculptures were made by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano.

My creation


Palazzo dei Priori and a closer look at the bronze statues

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The Griffin

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and The Lion

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Back to the hotel to spend some time on the terrace:

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and take in the sunset.

For dinner I return to dine near the Duomo at Vittoria

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Antipasto della Casa

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Pasta with Truffle and Pheasant

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