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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... university building in the world. After much debate, we decided that the anatomy building was the oldest.
On the way home, we churched it again. We went into the church of Santo Stefano. It was amazing. The inside of the church had 2 courtyards and the crypt was very impressive.
Had to have a nap for an hour before the evening foray. Everyone went shopping. The girls headed for the cloths and the boys headed for the ...
... and one of the staff had spent time in Dublin at Blackrock College, so spoke great English with an Oirish accent. Well, an Italian one anyway! The really cute thing was the Nativity Scene (Presep as they are called here) where all the figures were fashioned with wine corks and caps. And then we noticed the shelf full of other, everyday, characters made in the same way. Very cleverly done. Joy took photos which we'll put in when time allows.
After this ...
... 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. ...
... disappointing to be honest. Still we set off to find the National Gallery, which turned out to be about ten minute walk, and then went to lunch in a nearby cafe/bar as the gallery didn't open till two. Lunch was good and simple, but a bit pricey. We were tomdiscover though that this price is typical of Bologna. Ah well, can't have it all cheap you know! Then the gallery... Joy still hasn't come down to earth. She ...
After a world class panini it was off towards Modena and then south towards Pisa. Easy!
A couple of hours of afternoon driving I was thinking, then some vino by the beach in the evening. It was still sunny and warm so I drove on the small roads and enjoyed the scenery.
I had a bit of a drive around in Modena trying to find the turn off towards Pavulo Nel Frignano and the route towards the Mediterranean coast. I hadn't been to the Italian ...