Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bumps in the Day

Our Sunday has one purpose only. To get from Emilia Romagna to Friuli. Along the way we hope to make a stop in nearby Cervia and a stop for lunch later on.

Unfortunately all does not go as planned.

A museum not worth its salt.
Our planned visit to Cervia's Museum of Salt was thwarted by its unusal opening hours - 8:30 at night until 11:00pm, apparently catering to those with a late night hankering for salt.  Our stop in Ferrara for lunch and to visit the city which is the setting for the Garden of the Finzi-Continis (which we had recently read in our Bella Italia book club) was undermined by the fact that the town was completely empty and all businesses shut.  It was as though some plague had turned the townsfolks into zombies that come out only at night.

No matter. After too many hours of driving we arrived at la Subida in Cormons, the "capital" of the Collio. Our home for the next five days. It's good to be back.

We didn't get too crabby, though.
Where have all the people gone?

Not here . . .
Maybe here?  (Style note - Should change to pointed arches)
Perhaps turned to stone?

(Han Solo)

(Rocky Balboa)
Cast down to Hell?  No we already determined McDonalds was empty.
Killed by Lord Voldemort?
I love this one.  The sign says "Do not Lean Your Bike Against this Wall."

Ci vediamo!
Bill and Suzy

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