FAENZA

It was a three hour bus trip to Faenza , leaving beautiful Tuscany.  We have three days here to do as we please.   This is the ceramic capital of Italy.  The first day we spent in our new accommodation in the heart of this city.  That afternoon Diana had organized for us to visit a studio workshop of two celebrated potters.  These sisters have commissions from Christian Dior.  We were in awe.

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Later that night after a fabulous meal in a local restaurant we wandered into the town square where low and behold a music festival was in full swing.  A few pressico’s later we were dancing in the streets to the music.  What a great night with the girls.  The next day was a trip the the famous  ceramic museum.  We had a guided tour of the museum and was astounded by the displays of majolica  which the region is famous for.

image  The rest of the day we spent investigating this ancient city.  That evening the hotel where we are staying hosted a jazz music night.  A few more pressico’s  and a great night with friends.

Today is out last day here.  We had a farewell dinner tonight with most of us parting ways.  Sad to say goodbye to friends I have shared a wonderful journey.   Rome tomorrow then Thursday I fly out to Brisbane.  Sad to go but I am looking forward to going home.   Arrivederci Italia.