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Friday, July 15, 2005

Odds and Ends

  • Tom Cruise and his captive Katie Holmes are in Rome this week as the expert on things psychiatric films scenes for Mission Impossible 3. That reminds me that I need to order my "Free Katie" t-shirt.

  • Do I dare say I had some of the best Italian food I have ever had in Washington, DC Monday night? I think so...Where? A new restaurant named Dino. I'll be reviewing it here next week.

  • I'm always telling people to book way in advance to see The Last Supper in Milan. Same thing applies to visiting Florence's Uffizi, especially with the rush of American tourists in Italy this summer. Rick Steves does a nice job of summing up how to make reservations for these sites.

  • One of the reasons I am bummed about not going to Italy during the summer months this year -- I won't miss the crowds however -- is missing the chance to see an opera at Arena di Verona. If seeing a massive operatic production under the moonlight in one of Italy's best preserved Roman amphitheaters doesn't make you an opera fan, nothing will.


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