Duchessa Isabella Hotel

Address: Via Palestro 68/70, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, I-44100, Italy | 3 star hotel
 
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    A trip to Modena and Balsamic vinegar heaven

    A travel blog entry by ceesadventures on Jun 10, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    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 ...

    Bloody hot in Bologna

    A travel blog entry by jfm13 on Jun 07, 2015

    3 photos

    It was hot and humid so we slept in and started the day slowly. Following breakfast in the hotel we chatted with Ben and Georgia via Skype for half an hour before venturing out into the midday sun. We headed for Ristorante l'Arcimboldo again for lunch hoping to enjoy a relaxed time in air conditioning. It was not to be. All of the locals happily sat in the restaurant sweltering with no air conditioning and not even a fan. ...

    Food glorious food (seafood)

    A travel blog entry by jfm13 on Jun 06, 2015

    3 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Relaxed day in Bologna

    A travel blog entry by jfm13 on Jun 05, 2015

    3 photos

    ... but without the high prices of Australia.
    After dinner we continued the walk to Piazza Maggiore. The buildings were nicely lit and the atmosphere pleasant. Outside one of the cafes a three piece band was playing with a female lead singer. She was very good at entertaining and most songs she sang were in English. Though her banter was in Italian you could still get the mood of what she was saying and we stood for a while and enjoyed the ...

    What a Bunch of Bologna!

    A travel blog entry by karenstephens on May 11, 2015

    1 comment, 1 photo

    NOTE: We are on the sixth day of our trip now and I am just now slowing down enough to catch up on TravelPod entries. So, even though we are now in Florence, Italy, you will be receiving entries from earlier in our trip. I will try to send 1-2 entries each day until I am current. Monday, May 11th: Our overnight flight (Sunday night into Monday) went fairly smooth. As usual, we were not able to sleep much while in flight. Once the sun came up, we saw some ...