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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Book Updates: Protestant Cemetery

We've added a feature on the right to update the book. Check the right sidebar for updates before you head out on an itinerary.

We're starting with the Protestant (Non-Catholic) Cemetery. The folks (the alive ones) there sent us a lovely email noting they added Sunday hours: 9 - 1, last entrance 12:30. I appreciate this, having been there many times and crushed when it was closed (older son, recall my walking you there from piazza Re di Roma - only to find it - and Scipione's "house" - closed?). They also have a lively website in English as well as Italian: http://www.protestantcemetery.it/english/index.php. And they kindly pointed out I had perpetuated the myth that Shelley's heart is in the cemetery. It was returned, they informed us, but his grave (with what in it, one might ask) is still there.

btw, on this itinerary, the trattoria on the piazza near the porta where Don & I had a very nice lunch - serving locals for over half a century - has been replaced by a bank. )=:
Dianne


1 comment:

Mick P said...

Hello Dianne

The trattoria you refer to was Del Pietro and is much missed. Thankfully, those helpful people at the Non-Catholic Cemetery can offer suggestions for eateries in the area, and hold an extensive list, a copy of which they'll gladly hand over to hungry visitors, if they ask nicely.