Art Hotel Commercianti
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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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 ...
... to Santa Maria dell Vitae, another city centre church (there are many in case you hadn't noticed by now) with some great art. The highlight of this church though is a sculpture set in red terracotta, showing the three Marys lamenting over the body of the Christ. They are all so clearly devastated that, as well as being life size, the figures are truly life like. The whole set has been accurately described as "a petrified scream". Simply wonderful. What is really hard ...
... snow had gone, and the sky was a brilliant clear blue, but the day was very cold. Thank goodness for our new coats. Today we simply toured around gazing in awe at the buildings and taking photo after photo. No galleries today, but the splendour of the churches and the two (that's right, two) cathedrals were enough on their own. We broke for coffee and croissants before finishing our round of the city at the church of ...
... hours and a bit gazing at Reni, Guercino, Caracci, and a stack of others. Wonderful.
Michael had seen enough in about 30 minutes so went off to explore Bologna on his own. First of all it is a very historic city. You can see, without being told, that every single building has a long and fascinating history. Almost every building (and there are many) has its own architectural style. Everywhere you look, there ...
After a world class panini it was off towards Modena and then south towards Pisa. Easy!
A couple of hours of afternoon driving I was thinking, then some vino by the beach in the evening. It was still sunny and warm so I drove on the small roads and enjoyed the scenery.
I had a bit of a drive around in Modena trying to find the turn off towards Pavulo Nel Frignano and the route towards the Mediterranean coast. I hadn't been to the Italian ...