It feels good to conclude on a high note. We think we did that today as we near the conclusion of our time in Italy. Two dissimilar items, focaccia bread and pipe organ, combined to make this a great day.
Walking about this great city of Florence again, admiring the historic buildings that line its narrow streets, we stumbled upon a bakery that sold fresh focaccia, straight from the brick oven. We could not resist buying some. It tasted as good as it looked and it looked great! The creases cut on the flat dough prior to baking were filled with olive oil while the bread was warm from the oven. The edges were slightly charcoaled. The crust was thin and crisp and the interior soft. Eaten dipped in extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper and basil, it was a finishing touch to all the great Italian food we have eaten.
This evening we attended an excellent organ concert played in one of the old churches just off Piazza dell Repubblica, which is just down the street from our apartment. We were enchanted by the beauty of the music in the dimly lit church and the exceptional quality of the organist and the clarity of the ancient organ. Kathy was touched with the Bach pieces played since this is the great composer’s birthdate. What a fitting final touch to all the majestic art we have experienced in this city!
Yes, it feels good to conclude on a high note.