After a quick coffee stop we headed to the museum of regional ceramics in Deruta.
There were a vast array of pots here, on many levels. The museum felt a bit like a labyrinth, with all sorts of pots on display. My favorites, and the ones I mostly pictured, were the older pots. Some of the designs are so cartoonish and ridiculous.
|Outside the cafe: a serious game of cards on a serious table top.|
On to the ceramica!
|Blank dish, same shape as the decorated on above.|
|Another blank on display.|
|What a nose!|
|There are no words. What was she thinking? What was the potter thinking?|
|Umbria, 14th Century.|
They also had some more modern pots:
After Deruta we headed to Assissi where they are mad about religion rather than pots.
Here are a couple of sample pics from the gift shop of one of the churches.
|Four hundred an ten euros!|
It was time to clean the statues too, something I didn't realise went on at all. No pictures allowed of course.
And finally, as a counterpoint to the pots and the relics, here is a meaty street shop window.
|Lots of wild hog products.|