By Donna Leon
Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is stunned to listen to that Brett Lynch, a pal because a homicide case at l. a. Fenice, has suffered a savage beating. The assault, within the appealing palazzo domestic of Flavia Petrelli, reigning diva of los angeles Scala, had include a message: 'Don't retain that appointment with Dottor Semenzato.' Then, with the hurricane clouds collecting speedy over town, a man's physique is located ...
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D Via Don Minzoni 15 • Map D4 • Open 9am–7pm daily (to 1:45pm Nov–Mar) • Admission charge Accademia ^ Florence’s The crowds come for Michelangelo’s David (1501–4), then stay for his Slaves, carved for the tomb of Julius II, and paintings by Botticelli, Lorenzo di Credi, Orcagna, Perugino and del Sarto. d Via Ricasoli 60 • Map N1 • Open 8:15am–6:50pm Tue–Sun, occasional extended hours in summer • Admission charge & Sansepolcro’s Museo Civico Piero della Francesca’s home town retained some of his greatest, most psychologically penetrating works, including Madonna della Misericordia (1445–62), San Giuliano (1458) and the eerie Resurrection (1463), called the “best picture of the world” by Aldous Huxley.
In ) Panzano Chianti Florence & Tuscany’s Top 10 di * Ipogeo Montecalvario UF O PO JB . I $ % Montefioralle This 14th-century This often-overlooked town (view from town above) is the home of Dario Cecchini (arguably Italy’s best butcher) and a couple of ﬁne enoteche, where you can sample local wines with snacks. Getting Around Castellina in Chianti & The most medieval of the Chianti League towns, with a glowering Rocca fortress. Via della Volte – a tunnel-like road pierced by “windows” overlooking the countryside – was a soldiers’ walk when this was Florence’s last outpost before Siena.
Populonia Ancient coastal smelt- ing centre (see p126). The medieval town has a small museum and some ancient walls. A nearby necropolis illustrates changing tomb styles, from simple passages to domed tumuli and edicola (shrine-type). £ Sovana: Tombs and Via Cave Six necropolises surround this Etruscan settlement (see p126), most of them romantically overgrown. The via cave are narrow paths carved up to 20 m (65 ft) deep – their function is unknown. Museo $ Florence: Archeologico Along with riches from Ancient Rome and Antioch, Florence’s oft-overlooked archaeology museum preserves one of the greatest artworks from Etruria, a large, 4th-century BC bronze chimera, probably cast in Chiusi or Orvieto (see p80).