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Travel Blogs from Bologna
... to name but a few but whilst Florence has thousands, Ferrara has only tens - tourists. Where the Medici supported the arts in Florence - The Este family provided similar patronage in Ferrara.
Signora was enthralled, when she returned from her visit to the city centre."Can we live here?" - "It's wonderful". The city's enthusiasm for the arts remains. Signora extolled the delights of a Matisse exhibition in "Palazzo Dei Diamonte".
... park in the center of the rounabout with Julia in the sunshine. Ensue hard core people watching. Finally notice the broken clock from the station bombing a number of years ago. Didn't notice at first because it actually WAS that time of day weird. Grabbed some snacks. On to platform #8. Rats. Not a bullet train, but it will do. Tah.
... like nothing had happened. It was hysterical.
Then we went back to little market and everybody purchased some amazingly tasty cheese, wine, and vinegar. I only wish there were more things that I could have brought back that didn't need to be refrigerated. Honestly the delicious smells going on in those stores brought me to tears. Siesta was almost over and the music was starting again, so I suggested we get some ...
... Then off to the train station. Eeeek! Bustling is the word that pops into mind. Lots of mad dashing to and fro with a train leaving about every five minutes. We found our platform, all piled onto the train and off we went. Unfortunately it was another gray, damp drizzly day. It is Spring supposedly so I can't be surprised.
My first initial response to Modena was GREEN. This city actually had green patches! I have to admit I had been feeling bad ...
... day. And that is exactly what we did.
The first place we headed off to was National Picture Gallery of Bologna in the middle of the university district. It was full of works from the 13th to the 18th century by artists who were in some way related to the city. As Jodi put it "lots a Jesus." 99% were religious paintings. That all seemed to all depict:
- Crucifixi ons
- Madonna and ...