Hotel Michelino Bologna Fiera
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... head for the flea market. Bought myself a Mao hat, pair of mittens and some audio cables and a car charger for the phones. Again it was pretty surreal as I haggled with the chinese shop owner in Mandarin whilst everyone around, including him was speaking in fluent Italian.
Finally met up with everyone at the Cafe Zamboni, strangely enough situated on Via Zamboni (I tell you these Italians must spend ages deciding on the name of ...
... he described Joy. Well, we knew that anyway!
After the excitement of San Salvatore and Guercino's tomb, we walked on to San Paolo Maggiore and San Domenico, two more glorious churches with wonderful artwork. San Domenico, where Reni is buried, is described as "a treasure house of Italian art" and rightly so. About the only thing missing for Joy was a hidden Caravaggio! In between these two, Michael found a cute little bar serving great coffee and brioches ...
The reason for this strange title, is that we have decided to send home our laundry - the cases and now stuffed with books and in danger of collapse, and so are we from humping them on and off trains! So this morning Michael made two big parcels and set off to find a post office. He found one but was told the parcels had to be in a box. Where the ###### do we find a box in Bologna??? Well, the answer turned out to be round ...
... why they thought they could do this, and where our cases were going is a mystery. Michael just told them to put their cases in the space between the carriages. Where else??
The second bit of fun was the snow. Yep, as approached Bologna, heavy snow appeared in the fields, and at the station, a fair blizzard was blowing. This was ok, and not unexpected. The real fun was finding the way out! Bologna station has ...
... one might think Bologna is famous for its bolonga , it is actually it's mortadella that is a huge product. It's not called Bologna the fat for nothing!
Tomorrow we say arrivideci to Bologna and head north to Bolzano and the Dolomites for 3 days. I will try to attach a couple of photos but not sure the mini IPad will cooperate. Caio until next time.
Diane and Susan