Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The first photo shows a much younger group, early in their career.
Second photo, Il Volo with Placido Domingo.
Third photo, the day's free insert into local newspapers.
Fourth, grazie mille Patrizia. What a wonderful farewell evening!
Fifth, arriving at our platea seats after a very hot day in Firenze, but a glorious warm evening to enjoy the music. The last one, around 11.30pm.
The backing orchestra from Teatro Massimo di Palermo, conducted by Placido Domingo.
At left in white is the Sindaco of Roma, Virginia Raggi. Below her is the Sindaco of Cascina, Susanna Ceccardi.
The Sindaco is often seen at public events with an official red white and green sash over his/her shoulder and across the chest.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Even the motor boats have a little difficulty passing each other in some of the narrow canals.
Think carefully too before you take a ride in a gondola on the Grand Canal. Can often be very busy: other gondolas are not the problem... think of the ferries!
An orchestra plays at most hours. On the occassion of our visit in late June we had a pianist, a cellist, a violinist and a man playing the piano accordion.
There's Florian's Tea Rooms, Florian's Bar, and a good section of the piazza also. A great spot to stop for a drink or snack. You could get a coca cola for Euro11, a cappuccino for Euro 12.50, a gelato for Euro19.50, or an aperitivo rosso florian for Euro 12.50. And many other treats on offer of course also. A bottle of Bollinger would set you back Euro300.