DYAN777@AOL.COM on sat 5 aug 00
We would appreciate any suggestions for areas to explore during our vacation
in Italy. We will be arriving in Rome to visit friends (early Sept.) and we
will have 2 weeks to travel about. Specifically, anything relating to
ceramics/pottery/castles/food and wine would be of great interest. Tuscany
Feel free to contact us off-list at DYAN777@aol.com
Thanks in advance,
Diane and Joe Ayers
Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
Lee Marshall on sat 5 aug 00
i could go on for years about where to visit. a must is the vatican museum.
there are etruscan pots there that are over 2500 years old and have the mark
of the [potter on the bottom. i get goose bumps just thinking about them. and
on top of palitine hill in the forum romano area is livias house with some
absolutely fabulous mosaics, can't tell exactly where but on top of the hill
there is a house with some fountains and a couple of rebuilt brick columns.
several have the most beautiful clear green glaze on them 8i have ever seen.
it looks like the ocean on a clear day. if you have time visit ostia on the
seacoast just south of rome. its a new excavation and they let you walk in
and around stuff you can't get near in rome. some of the mosiacs are almost
completely intact. have fun. i'm jealous. wish i could be there too
Marcia Selsor on sat 5 aug 00
Get the book "An artists Guide to Ceramic Museums of Europe" by
If in Pisa, eat a divine meal at Cagliostro, known for its good food and
fine wine selection.
If in Tuscany, stop by Certaldo and head for Bagnano to visit La
meridiana. There is a fine Etruscan museum in Volterra. Potters in San
Gimignano near Siena. Deruta is a majolica town.
There is plenty to see.
> We would appreciate any suggestions for areas to explore during our vacation
> in Italy. We will be arriving in Rome to visit friends (early Sept.) and we
> will have 2 weeks to travel about. Specifically, anything relating to
> ceramics/pottery/castles/food and wine would be of great interest. Tuscany
> a plus!
> Feel free to contact us off-list at DYAN777@aol.com
> Thanks in advance,
> Diane and Joe Ayers
> Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
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Diane Mead on sat 5 aug 00
>From: Lee Marshall
>Reply-To: Ceramic Arts Discussion List
>Subject: Re: Any suggestions:Italy
>Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 11:39:14 EDT
>i could go on for years about where to visit. a must is the vatican museum.
Ditto, as I would write a few books if I could
But I have to see that you must see the little walled Etruscan town
where I used to live
This is true Italy and the surrounding area is amazing.
At 2 am in August when a storm brews and sweeps into the
courtyard of the convent where you are staying
and it blows all your clothes down the mountain
There is nothing more fun than retrieving them with
Ah what I life....
Friends are in the Italian alps as I speak
Cortina (with an "i")
is a must as well
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