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... with bags in their hands!
Went to the Piazza Maggiore after breakfast. It is the historic centre of town with the obligatory church/cathedral (Basilica del Santo Petronio). We visited the City library first. It is a very cool library, very modern but with a beautiful old ceiling. Couldn't do much reading as it is all in Italian.
It was the Church after that. The most interesting thing in the church other than the ...
... is that the figures were sculpted in the early 15th century. They are six hundred years old!! As if this was not enough, the church also has an upstairs gallery, with a fantastic painted ceiling, and yet another amazing sculpture set. How come they could do such wonderful work five and six hundred years ago, and now Saatchi pays millions for a crazy woman's dirty knickers and a stuffed shark? It makes no sense.
After all of this, Michael went in search of ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 2 weeks so you can imagine how slowly the minutes seem to creep by the last week you are here. We have enjoyed ourselves so much here in Italy, so much history and so much beauty. We prepare to leave the farm tomorrow, Saturday December 12. And on Sunday we take a train to Venice for two days and then we fly out on tuesday bound for home! Can't wait for Venice and most certainly can't wait for ...