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Pamphilj Palace & Studio Time

At 9AM, student meet in the studio and Curt greets us with some treats from the Jewish Ghetto bakery he frequents. We are puzzled to the blackish fruit baked goods and cannot seize some chuckling when Curt smiles and claims, “It’s not authentic if it isn’t burnt.” While nibbling on our breakfast we admire and appreciate the studio chalkboard drawing whom students have collaborated a group caricature of Team Tuscany 2012. After hearing the plans for the rest of the week we head out to fulfill our plans for the day at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, a palace that is owned by a wealthy family that not only is a museum that displays artworks such as Caravaggio, Jan Brueghel, Claude Lorrain, Annibale Carracci, Diego Velazquez, and Rafael’s, but people also live here. There is much to be admired: beautiful chandeliers, gigantic paintings, and highly decorated ceilings.

Two artwork projects are due today so after the palace visit, students grab a quick lunch, put their time in at the studio, and then disburse for personal time until meeting for our group dinner at Sora Margherita in the Jewish Ghetto. The written menu is very difficult for students to follow, so we rely in Curt’s advice in ordering at the restaurant and are not disappointed. The wine, fried artichoke hearts, and rich in cheese dishes are pleasing to even the pickiest eaters of the group.

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