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... depictions of Jesus blah blah blah, was the Meridian line. The inside of the Basilica was less ornate than I have become used to, it was actually quite plain.
We had lunch at an Italian food court which was varied in choice - pasta, cold meats, cheese or cold meats, cheese and pasta or cheese, pasta and cold meats. We all shared one of each.
After the feeding frenzy of pasta, cheese and cold meats, we hunted down ...
Yesterday, much to Joy's delight, Michael found the house where Guido Reni died, and today, thanks to a casual question to the hotel night manager, he was able to take her to the church where Il Guercino is actually buried. This is San Salvatore, and wasn't on our list of visits, but boy was it worth the walk. The night manager, Francesco, could not have been more helpful, and was delighted that someone was taking such an interest in Bologna's artists - one in a million ...
... snow had gone, and the sky was a brilliant clear blue, but the day was very cold. Thank goodness for our new coats. Today we simply toured around gazing in awe at the buildings and taking photo after photo. No galleries today, but the splendour of the churches and the two (that's right, two) cathedrals were enough on their own. We broke for coffee and croissants before finishing our round of the city at the church of ...
... good dinner, but again quite pricey, especially the wine.
We decided it did not deserve a second drink, and walked onto to nice, little wine bar for a nightcap and a final taste of Bologna. Michael described it as a cross between Siena and Naples. The charm and atmosphere of Siena, combined with the size and frantic pace of Naples.
A great city though, which we are looking forward to exploring more fully ...
... a week ago they had just started hanging Christmas lights up which was beautiful. We tried to cram a lot into two full days of sight seeing and two half days. It was really nice and except for the mornings of the last 2 days it didn't rain that much on us. God has relly blessed us with great weather for sight seeing on this trip. Karly and I have started to really be ready to come home in ...