After the gallery we wondered around old town. It was incredibly beautiful in most places. The main piazza near the Duomo was incredibly crowded and crawling with gypsies (the panhandlers/ pick-pockets of Europe). The only two things I didn't like about old town were the cars and motorcycles speeding through the very narrow streets and, yet again, the tour groups. We got gelato (it had been two whole days, so we were going through withdrawals), and then we got some dessert at a cafe/ bar so that I could sit down in a chair and nurse Etta (I wasn't really enthused about sitting on the curb and nursing her as cars and scooters buzzed past).
After making the long walk back to our neighborhood Aven and Etta played at a really nice little park down the street from our apartment (they really needed it). We cooked dinner ourselves and put Etta to bed a little early (she was so exhausted that she fell asleep within a few minutes).
Overall it was a great day and Aven and Etta held up like champion travelers through 5 HOURS of walking around town.
|Etta tries her first ice-cream (pistachio) she LOVED it.|
|One of the many tour groups we ran into today.|
|The only thing more ridiculous that looking like a sheep in a huge tour group is going on a segway tour. Sorry, but people who do this just look silly.|
|Family photo time!|
|This is what this trip is all about! There's the Duomo in the back ground, by the way.|