La Piana dei Castagni
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Another fine breakfast. Scrambled egg juice to ea good bread and salad Tram to Centrale stn (1.50) then Frecciarossa high speed train to Bologna. 40€ plus 3.50booking fee. Great train - smooth and stable at 280kph. 1 hr trip. Very flat farmland with old brick 2 story farmhouses. Mainly veg and grapes and couple chook/pig sheds. Lost way around station looking for hotel which transpired was only 400m along same ...
... though they had spent the night there - wrapped in blankets. There was also a statue of a tiger killing a camel - it was under restoration so I couldn't find a plaque - but I did think it was a little bit odd. The park detour was good as there was a massive protest occurring up the street the hotel is on. I joined this street again a couple of blocks up, just in front of the protest - that was very rowdy and had thousands of protestors. I later found out it was a ...
... The second floor houses the quiet/study areas and the third floor was very innovative - it had a an interesting display on (reminded me of transforming canberra!) and then glass meeting rooms for students and lecturers as well as industry related meetings. The open canals are now underground waterways in here - but there is still one open canal you can see. There is a little window on one of the streets you can open to view it. There are also a few glass floor sections of pavement ...
... for toasts. One of the things we liked about Bologna was that just about every single building in the old town has a huge loggia (covered walkway with pillars and arches) which would make it very easy to get around in the rain. We explored a couple of beautiful churches. The first one was the Church of San Pietro (which gave us great respite from the noise of the protestors!) and the second one was the Church of San Stefano. The second one was part of a ...
My arrival certainly didn't amount to much...not the bustle and intensity of passionate Italian voices or the hypnotising aroma of roasted coffee beans and fluffy cappuccinos, but the echo of scarce footsteps and the slight whistle of my suitcase as the new wheels began a premature cascade into disrepair. I forge on with enthusiasm nonetheless, Italy - I am here!
First impressions of the Italian people: impatient, quick to launch into brain-throbbing rants, focused on ...