Hotel Fondo Catena
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Public transportation in Italy is phenomenal. You really could live here without a car. We decided to take the FrecciaRossa (high speed) from Bologna to Bari. This train can travel along at 300 Km/hr. about 180 MPH. The trip took about 5 ½ hours and was absolutely wonderful. The seats were very comfortable and there was ...
... feet. We sit. We order. We eat. We drink. We have some local wine and a snack. Don't worry. We have a full dinner later in the evening--tagliatelle al ragu, vino and chocolate salami for dessert! It's like a log of ganache or fudge with biscotti mixed in. When it's sliced it looks like salami--OMG!
Friday, our first full day in Bologna, we set our alarm for ...
... a lot of the shops were shut and there was a very cold wind. We had a little walk around and then came back to Tilly.
As we came back down the road we saw signs for a Fiat Abarth Museum, but when we found it, it was shut and has been for some time. We headed south towards Pompei. The rain got heavier and heavier and we ended up stopping a bit earlier than we had intended.
... but at Al Brindisi, Ferrara's oldest restaurant dating back at least to the 15th century, Cellini and Titian reputedly wined and dined. Signora loved it. Three traditional courses for €18 and each one accompanied with a different glass of wine.
On Tuesday, we will set off to Lago Garda. Ferrara has been a wonderful experience and we intend to return.
Fino alla prossima volta,
Bruno (Il Cane)
So there I was, fuming like a cracked chimney top, taking artistic photos of the wall I was staring at and determined to ignore any attempt at contact. I had thoughtfully left Liam with a key to the apartment so as not to abandon him homeless but was otherwise in a fairly uncompromising state of mind.
Of course, the mind has a tendency to become rational once the actual trigger to your tempestuous alter ...