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... with bags in their hands!
Went to the Piazza Maggiore after breakfast. It is the historic centre of town with the obligatory church/cathedral (Basilica del Santo Petronio). We visited the City library first. It is a very cool library, very modern but with a beautiful old ceiling. Couldn't do much reading as it is all in Italian.
It was the Church after that. The most interesting thing in the church other than the ...
... Gentileshci. After nearly three hours she came out dazed and happy. So much so that even after a refreshing glass, and a relax in the hotel, she could not get her head together enough to order dinner! She reckoned she was on a (legal!!) high. (and we have 3 more weeks of this...Michael quipped). Dinner was taken at one of the several trattoria near the hotel, and was very good, as well as being surprisingly cheap compared to the city centre only a short distance ...
... of the stalls of the Christmas street market. Now all he has to do is pack the dirty socks and then go round to the post office tomorrow again. Incidentally, Italian post offices are great places to see numerous breeds of dog. Why do people take a dog on a trip to the post office, where they surely know from experience they will have a long wait, and the dogs will bark and squabble?
Anyway, back to Bologna. ...
... why they thought they could do this, and where our cases were going is a mystery. Michael just told them to put their cases in the space between the carriages. Where else??
The second bit of fun was the snow. Yep, as approached Bologna, heavy snow appeared in the fields, and at the station, a fair blizzard was blowing. This was ok, and not unexpected. The real fun was finding the way out! Bologna station has ...
... was amazing and we learned a lot. Of course we got to sample the goods, along with a breakfast with Lambrusco, the sparkling red wine from the region. Riunite has done a great disservice to this good wine! We have newfound respect for the difference between real "Parmigiano-Reggiano" and American "Parmesan."
See this 3 minute video for the Cheese Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kssgDIt ...