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Public transportation in Italy is phenomenal. You really could live here without a car. We decided to take the FrecciaRossa (high speed) from Bologna to Bari. This train can travel along at 300 Km/hr. about 180 MPH. The trip took about 5 ½ hours and was absolutely wonderful. The seats were very comfortable and there was ...
... shop that was set up temporarily from the Milano Expo 2015 that ended in October. Inside were little bottles of Modena's Balsamic. I tasted several samples of the certified balsamic. It is aged at least 12 years and some bottles I sampled were aged 24 years! Oh my....sweet, intense---yum.
Of course it's time for food. ...
So, we finally arrive in Bologna late Thursday morning. We find our AirBnB, dump our luggage and hit the streets of Bologna. We find a narrow little alleyway with markets, shops and bars. Oh the cheeses, the hams hanging from ceilings, the cold cuts--mortadella, salami, pastas-and on and on it goes. The little tables outside, crowding the alley even more, beckon to ...
... pasta, balsamic vinegar and also made life-long friends.
With the surprise of coming back to Italy four years later, it seemed natural that I would want to come visit Anna and Mauri! Going back for the weekend, the two were just as lovely and welcoming as ever. I spent the weekend visiting their farmer's market stand, waltzing through the vineyard ...
... in Bologna, we found a Museo Civico Archeologico, so we made a quick stop to see their Egyptian exhibit (one of the best in Europe) – very interesting with lots of mummy cases and funerary artifacts – as well as some hieroglyphics.
Continuing to some other piazzas and churches, we arrived at Bologna’s twin towers. The two towers lean in opposite directions (yes, you can really see the leaning – and we are not in Pisa). They ...