From Rembrandt to Gauguin and Picasso: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

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We to go to see the exhibition of masterpieces from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts which is currently on show at Rimini. Our “exhibition going companion Elizabeth” joined us for the day.

We took the autostrada towards Rimini and as is our custom stopped off at a service station for a capuccino and a brioche. We then bypassed the turn off for Rimini as we had decided to visit the recently opened Ikea at the Rimini North Junction. You will not be surprised to discover that it is like all other Ikeas. When we moved out 3 years ago our nearest Ikea was in Bologna. Now, here in San Giorgio,  we lie equidistant from the Ikea at Rimini and the Ikea at Ancona. The only difference between the two is that in the Ancona Ikea you walk clockwise around the shop and in Rimini you walk anticlockwise. We proceded to stroll anticlockwise and ended up buying a glass bowl and some lamp shades. Elizabeth opted for some candles.

From Ikea we drove into Rimini and parked the car near the exhibition. However, as it was now noon we first proceded to a cafe for  pre lunch prosecco and then went searching for a nice restaurant. The first restaurant we came across had the less than impressive name of “Picnic”. But it turned out to very good and managed to eat a first and second course.

This took us up to 2.30 and we then went to the exhibition at the Castel Sismondo. On show are 65 masterpieces of the European painting from the 16th to the 20th century. It was excellent and well worth the 10 euros entrance fee. It was excellent. There were so many great paintings it was difficult to choose favourites but I particularly liked the painting by Govanni BattistaMoroni an Toulouse Lautrec.

After the exhibition there was time for a cup of coffee and then the autostrada home.

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