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Monday, November 05, 2007

CDC - Day 6

This morning we went for another wander around town, the tents are still up for now though the work has started to remove them. I hope I get a chance to see the Piazza empty before we leave on Wednesday.

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We decide to take our road to the river and along the way discover even more restaurants and a horse butcher.

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It's interesting to see that the butcher is also advertising that today they have the meat from castrated animals something that, I know I wouldn't have a clue about back home. We really aren't that specific about what we eat.

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Before too long we hit the river - this is the Tevere which is the name of the Tiber River in these parts

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On the bridge across you'll find locked chains around the railings

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I wonder if they are all still together.

On one of the banks you'll also find a Canoe club

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though I'm not sure if I'd trust some of those canoes!

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Our next stop is the Pinacoteca but it is closed on Mondays so I have to settle with admiring its exterior

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The Pinacoteca is housed in the former Palazzo Vitelli all Cannoniera.

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Spooked by a noise they start to fly away

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with some refusing to budge

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before you know it, they all return

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This is the Chiesa di San Domenico where you can find the remains of Beata Margherita

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Another view of the Palazzo del Podestà

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the tents are all set out in front of this building.

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After having seen a fair bit of town we head back home

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Before we start off again in the afternoon we indulge in a little cafe e dolce

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we can't say no to pastry such as these!

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Castello hooks on the Palazzo Communale

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On our walk we found this gorgeous security watchcat

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I do have a thing for nice knockers

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and twisty laneways

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For dinner tonight we headed out to Ristorante Preludio on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the comfy chairs winning out at the end

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For starters we decided to have the Antipasto Preludio, a mix of hot and cold dishes

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We both got this dish of Swordfish and Tuna Carpaccio with Almonds and Caperberries

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and shared this large heated pâté of sorts - a loose mix of meat, mushroom and liver served with squares of toasted bread.

We were extremely happy with this when to our surprise another two platters arrived

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We each had this trio of dishes - from bottom to top, prawns and cannellini beans with tomato and chilli, eggplant involtini stuffed with a herby ricotta mix and bathed in a simple tomato concassé and a real treat, baked cheese and prosciutto with shaved truffle!

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Paalo's main was Lamb Cutlets cooked with herbs and served with a cylinder of cheesy polenta

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My main - Gnocchi with Zucchini and Scampi

Maybe it was the bottle of Montefalco, but we did order dessert

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Paalo had the Tiramisu

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and I had the Creme Caramel.

Another restaurant added to the list of places we must return to.

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