Saturday, April 29, 2023

Pop-Up Italia

 Daddy Steve: Spring has been very slow in coming to Gregoropolis this year.  Frankly, we are all getting a bit impatient for the nice weather to arrive.  Recently, the Italian kids were daydreaming about sunny locals...

Marta: It says here that it's currently 70 degrees and sunny in Florence, Italy.
Gino: Ah, Firenze! Birthplace of the Renaissance!  Michelangelo!  Botticelli!

Angelo: Ravioli and Chianti!
Antonia: Sshh!  We're not supposed to know about Chianti!
Angelo: Ah, what Daddy Steve doesn't know, won't hurt him.

Marta: How I would love to be there right now.

Giancarlo: Amici, we can go there, with this book and the magic of Gregoropolis!
Antonia: 'The Wonders of Florence'

Angelo: Wait un momento, before we start.

Antonia: Now where did he go?

Angelo: Ah, molto bene!  I don't want to look like a tourist.

Angelo: Wow, it's an immersive experience!
Marta: Look, il Duomo.

Gino: Proof of what brilliant engineers we Italians are.
Antonia: And it only took 140 years to finish.
Giancarlo: Firenze was not built in a day!

Angelo: The Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria.
Giancarlo: That's where Michelangelo's David hangs out.
Marta e Antonia: 💖 He's so handsome! 💘

Giancarlo: The Uffizi; greatest art museum in the world.
Marta: But Emile always says that the Louvre is the world's greatest art museum.
Giancarlo: Oh, do not listen to quel pagliaccio!

Giancarlo: The Ponte Vecchio and Arno River.
Gino: So picturesque.
Marta e Antonia: Gold and jewelry shops!

Giancarlo: The Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens.
Antonia: Former residence of the Medici family.
Gino: I would be comfortable living there!

Marta: Is our virtual trip making anyone else homesick?
Gino: Actually, it's made me hungry!  Let's go to the kitchen.
Angelo: You get the water boiling for the pasta while I grab the corkscrew
and a bottle of 'you know what.'

1 comment:

Dee said...

I'll be there in 24 hours! Oh no, I forgot I need a new passport, drat!

I have to agree with the boy's that Italy is wonderful as is that book! There is something special about walking around Rome and seeing all the beautiful Piazzas and those ancient buildings and works of art..bella

Oh and the foods not bad either ;)