Holiday Inn Bologna-San Lazzaro
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Today, we went to a beautiful home I Modena where they produce Balsamuc Vinegar over many years. We tasted 7 vinegars that were aged from 15-25 years. They were so unique with subtle differences. They dont sell to shops, but freight to anywhere in the world.
We had a brilliant education session and got a whole new appreciation for it.
Ummm, needless to say I bought some.
Here's some history from the family ...
... cathedral of Bologna. The current version dates from about the 17th Century after earlier versions were destroyed by earthquake and fire. It was nice and cool inside so Anita said she would spend an afternoon in prayer. I wandered around looking at some great paintings on the wall and enjoying the peaceful ambience of the place. It was not spectacular and you wouldn't go out of your way to see it but it was worth ...
... of different fish that had been lightly crumbed and grilled. There were fresh anchovies on skewers, a big flat fish, a variety of smaller whole fish and part of a large fish that they called a frog fish. We had to skin and bone much of what we ate but they all tasted good. None had a strong fishy smell or taste and I enjoyed all the varieties I tried. We finished off with a lemon sorbet that I suspect had cream in it. Delicious.
After lunch Fede dropped us ...
... taxi back to train station. We were watching the departure board waiting for our platform to come up and noticed that the 10:55 to Venizia had still not left by 11:15. We were due out at 11:30am. Out platform came up and everyone headed over to position themselves for a good spot on the platform so that they could get on first and have somewhere to put their luggage. We thought we would be running late as the 10:55 train still hadn't arrived. It ...
... before we found a ripper farmers markets where we decided to get some lunch. Mumsie and I chose a chunk of cheese, some mixed salad and a few breadsticks, grovelled a plastic knife and fork out of the vendor and then found a park bench in the Grande Piazza to enjoy our feast! Superb! Later we visited one of the local balsamic vinegar wineries where we had a very interesting lesson on how it is made and the various ageing processes, where the ...