Friday, September 12, 2008

September 10, 2008 Florence and a cooking lesson

We took a day off from painting today to visit the Uffizi Gallery and explore a bit of the city of Florence. 

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Of course being artists, we had to make our first stop at an Italian Art Store!  It is always fun to see the materials artists in other countries like to work with.  Here we see pure pigments ready for Italian artists who like to mix their own paint.

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Angela our guide, Marie, Linda, Sylvia, Tommi, Celeste and Bonnie on the steps of the Uffizi Gallery.  Missing from this photo are Cathy and Pete who spent the day in Cortona.

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Florence reflections

From Florence it was on to rural Tuscany for a cooking lesson at Agriturismo I Gustasapori Fontelunga.

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Sunflower field in Tuscany

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Chef Donatella stirring the lamb.

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The hard working pasta rollers

Dinner was fabulous and so much more fun knowing the work that went into its preparation.

1 comment:

Amongst The Oaks said...

Hi Sandy,
I've really been enjoying your trip to Italy. Thanks for sharing it with us. I've given you an award. Hop over to my blog to pick it up when you get home. I just learned yesterday that you went to China with my sister. Small world, eh?