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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 ...
... but this was the first time I had seen a TNT delivery barge tied up with guys and their trolleys running stock and deliveries back and forth to shops. Today we sent another parcel of stuff home, extra clothes and other bits and pieces. Today we also made our way to the train station and successfully negotiated our way onto a train from Venice to Bologna. This afternoon in Bologna was a bit of household day. We got to explore the city square with ...
... plate of salamis along with bread that Jake and I called Inigo Montoya bread, because it was so good we had to prepare to die. Jake tried it all. My favorite was mortadella and Jake's was the hard salami. Next came our tortellini in brodo, which reminded me of Nonna. Finally out came the meat for Jake and a bowl of iceberg lettuce for me. LOL about the salad. Everything exceeded expectations and then along comes a plain bowl of iceberg lettuce. Anyway, it ...
... cafes and galleries complete the square and an elaborate fountain takes the centre. As the historic areas are closed to traffic, the sounds you hear are the tock – tock of heels on cobblestone and the bitonal peel of the church bells that lend an aural dollop of charm. I recollect reading that the beauty of this town takes even blasť Italian tourists by surprise; it really is difficult to remain unmoved by the mystical energy of this place.
Just when I thought my ...
... splendid and gave us a much better feel for the size of Bologna and confirmed the presence of lots more towers most of which are not obvious at ground level because of the closeness of the buildings. We were obviously in better shape than we had imagined [and than some of those that we passed on the way up/down]. We were quite pleased with our efforts particularly since one of us has a significant birthday next week.
Back to that climb - ...