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Today was a bit of a test run for doing our walks and hikes through the cities of europe we will visit in the next couple of weeks. Today we were going to find out way through the old city, through the central squares and then up through the covered arches all the way to the Basilica San Lucca. We probably did close to 9 ks today. Of course we had stops along the way at the odd cafe and pizza restaurant ...
... every column is built of stone, mortar to exact specifications, it is completely covered and there are exactly 666 arches from the city gates to the basilica front doors. Head preacher: 'sorry, did you say 666, mate, you don't reckon you could have squeezed another one in or at least dropped one out! 666 - we are going to have to leave that bit put of the awards submission. Do you reckon you could count the number of stones you used!' Anyway that is for ...
... early. The next day was the big one and it’s just as well I write about it some other time because the public address speakers announce that we are pulling into Bologna Central. Earlier this morning I took the 7.10 Regional (slower train, no reserved seating and cheaper) to Ancona from SBT to connect to the 8.25 am Regional for Bologna. The current time is 11.42 am, which gives me about 40 minutes before departure to my final destination of the day, the Allepy of the West- ...
... the old dears. Signor is nigh on comatose beside me, clasping a bottle of Peroni Rossa to his chest as though it's his last (5.2% as noted and underlined in red in Signora's diary). The day has been very pleasant. I've enjoyed the walk along the well maintained paths, surrounded by long grass and trees. This must be one of the greenest cities on the planet. This is my second time around the perimeter of the city. The first, along the top of the ramparts was ...
... I walk to the end of town, and up along a long, high levee protecting the town from a large canal running next to it. Here I get a nice vie of the town... It hasn't been the most thrilling day I must admit, but I do feel I need to experience all facets of this region--not just the touristy big ...