Sunday in Reggio Emilia

 

Camellias in the garden
Camellias in the garden
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Spring is here in Reggio Emilia, but I’ve seen no hint of the pollen that plagues us in Charlotte!

 

The garden of Cafe d'Art
The garden of Cafe d’Art where I enjoyed a lovely couple of hours reading The Little Friend by Donna Tartt.  Delicious lunch in a lovely setting!

 

 

Another picture of the garden..
Another picture of the garden..

 

My favorite---this renowned store (Antica Salumeria Gergio has hams stacked up like firewood---stacks and stacks of ham.  You know that country ham is our countries answer to procuitto.
My favorite—this renowned store (Antica Salumeria Gergio has hams stacked up like firewood—stacks and stacks of ham. You know that country ham is our country’s answer to proccuitto.

 

lovely doorstep
lovely doorstep

 

This is a five hundred year old column that was marked with a meter to avoid cheating by dishonest merchants!  Measuring IS important..
This is a five hundred year old column that was marked with a meter to avoid cheating by dishonest merchants.   Measuring IS important, kindergarten friends!

 

A political gathering in a park
A political gathering in a park where I watched while enjoying a cappuccino and my book

 

One of the parks that lure the weary and those who just want to have fun
One of the parks that lure the weary and those who just want to have fun—
I wandered into this garden of Cafe d’Art, and waited for an hour for it to open for lunch as I enjoyed my book. What a lovely place to wait!  Sorry this isn’t in order, but I’m still working on logistics!  Time to go out and find some dinner. Ciao!

The rest of my day was spent wandering, skyping my boys (loved loved loved seeing AND hearing them), and in a tour with the International Group.    When someone hears a familiar accent, whether German, American, or French, they glom onto that person.  The tour left much to be desired, but much of that is because  I had walked around enough to be familiar with the city and sights.  There are an amazing range of countries and nationalities here.  The three folks I have met are American, but live in Germany, Finland, and Iraq.  Tomorrow the conference begins in earnest, so there will be more to report tomorrow night.

 

5 thoughts on “Sunday in Reggio Emilia

  1. I will show my class the column for measuring! I loved the pictures of your day and can’t wait to see pictures from you class tomorrow! Get some good rest tonight for tomorrow is another adventure! Ciao! Tach

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