Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last Day!

Even though it was windy with light rain this morning...

Castel Vecchio bridge also called Ponte Scaligero

Castel Vecchio in the background with a view of part of the bridge.

...we still went out for a long walk to visit San Zeno church. San Zeno is the patron saint of Verona.

The church was prepared for a wedding

Painting by A. Ghiona
Detail of Ghiona's painting. The nails are real and
somehow attached to the canvas.
San Zeno church is famous for its bronze doors. Since there was a wedding this morning the doors were open and we were able to admire them. One side depicts the Old Testament and the other the New Testament.

I noticed a fossil in the stone steps of the church.
On the way home we stopped to admire some quilts in the store windows.

Susanna who took us to the Valpolicella
this week, made this quilt
which was hanging in a shoe store.
I was glad to see it as I recognized it
as the first course
I taught the first time I was in Verona!
Lovely hexagon quilt made by one
 of the new Ad Maiora members exhibited at
Pascetta Antichita
Early quilt by M.T. Sansotta
Exhibited in the store window,
Lella Baldi Antichita

Our last dinner at Dodici Apostoli (Twelve Apostles) was amazing!

Aperitivo in the cellar where we stood on a
Roman road from the time of Christ!
To the right is the base of a medieval watch tower. The cornerstones
were recycled from the Arena after an earthquake.

Our centrepiece!
Notice the spools of thread as vases and the thread put out
 like the Verona Tessile logo! (photo below)
Owners, Simonetta and her husband Antonio, are always so creative.
They really go out of their way to welcome their guests.

Look at the wine label!
It is from the Verona Tessile event.
The owner, Simonetta, and her husband, Antonio,
designed it especially for the event!

The ceiling above our table.


I got distracted by the wonderful food that I forgot to take a photo of the Secondo!

Serving dessert

A wonderful way to end the trip!

The 2013 group (minus one person!!) and I.

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