I caught the train to Ely yesterday to visit this rather sleepy little town but which of course is not a town: I'm not sure quite how it works but if you have a cathedral, no matter how small and sleepy you are , you are classed as a city. The trip through the flat… Continue reading Trip down memory lane….
ozedfcofBefore you go do read up a little because the guide, being a monk is not an art historian. The ground plan is a Latin cross with chapels opening along the aisles; 12 square ones and 2 rectangular ones. As they are decorated by painters of the stature of Perugino, Bergognone, il Morazzone, Procaccini, il… Continue reading Just a little more about the Charterhouse
This time we had our cappuccino and croissant BEFORE buying our rail tickets so the start of the day was not stressful at all. We decided to go via Rogoredo because there are more trains and I was curious to see such an ill- famed place. No one else seemed to be going our way… Continue reading The Charterhouse of Pavia.
After the exhibition, we rounded the corner and found the big red "i" we had been looking for, so remember, in Pavia information is always just round the corner! So we set off to be tourists in earnest. Off to the castle. And his lordship was out too! Closed until 230! There were two guys… Continue reading A tale of an abortive trip! – The End.
Well, having got over the disappointment of not finding an Info point and certainly no hop-on hop-off buses we wend our way along a rather drab little street towards (hopefully) the town centre. On the way a pit stop for water and a beautifully drawn map of Pavia on the back of a small paper… Continue reading A tale of an abortive trip! – Continued …
My friend and I decided to take a trip to Mantova; I'd been before, he hadn't and it sounded like a very good idea, especially the easy- going, relaxed way of beginning the trip, with an excellent coffee and croissant at the "Mignon" on the Stazione Centrale di Milano. So here am I, wonderfully relaxed,… Continue reading A tale of an abortive trip! ( but with a happy ending)