Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Spoleto, two…

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Italian hill towns have parking lots on their edges to keep as many cars as possible off of their tiny streets. Spoleto hosts a major music and art festival in the summer and also has ingenious ways to move large groups of people around. We would park in the far out structure and then walk through a long tunnel that included six flat escalators (they referred to it as a mechanized underground path) and and then take an elevator up to Piazza Della Libertà. From there, other than a little up and down and random stairs, you can wander, amble, or stroll the town.

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First time i ever had my foam on my cappuccino decorated…but this restaurant, Il Pentagramma, not only had framed menus signed by famous patrons of the festival, it decorated on the theme.
I am throwing this picture in

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because that is the best tomato tart and panzanella salad ever. EVER.
Spoleto has Roman ruins and architectural sights. The Roman Theater was excavated in 1891.

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The Museo Archeologico was in a contemporary building next door.

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In total contrast was the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna. No pictures allowed but some nice Calder’s (paintings and jewelry) and paintings on the walls of the old palazzo.

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Close by is San Domenico a 13th century Gothic church with a striped facade and mosaic over its door.

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This is the “Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas”

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There is even more about Spoleto (we really did spend a lot of time there) so…next: Spoleto, three…because I haven’t even gotten to the aqueduct, yet…

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