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Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Italian Lessons

Clarification on Italian lessons: It is an online thing called "Mango" and we do it through the county library. You go at your own pace. There have been some cuts at our library, I hope they still offer it.

Kim Hambric has offered me some advice based on her recent trip to Barcelona. She feels that it becomes easier to communicate in a foreign country after drinking a glass of wine. This is the kind of practical information I am looking for, thank you very much!

I am reading a guide book about Venice and becoming overwhelmed with choices. Really, you could spend 2 weeks in any of the places I will be in; Rome, Tuscany/Florence, Venice. I want to go to the Arena Chapel to see the works by Giotto. Giotto is pretty much the first renaissance painter and I have always loved his work. Some rich guy commissioned this chapel to get his father into heaven a few hundred years ago.

I understand that it is in Padua, which is a half hour train ride from Venice. Seems crazy not to see it while I am there.

1 comment:

Kim Hambric said...

and while I'm at it, I've got more advice . . .

I know it sounds anal-retentive (its my husband's idea), but everyone going on the trip gets to have a #1 and #2 priority -- things they must see or do before they go home. After the top two are figured out, then the lesser list is started. Even though none of us got to do everything on our lists, we got our top two done and we were all happy.

That Arena Chapel does look quite nice.