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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 ...
... was a little slow, mainly because the place was full, but this wasn't a real problem for us. The amusing item was the two (hugely overweight) Americans who left half their house red, and the English couple who told us they were staying at "a rather nice hotel" and were going to the "gourmet dinner tomorrow at the Majestic Hotel". Snobby sods. We politely corrected their assumption that we were English....
We are up early tomorrow for our train and bus ...
... not one church, but seven. With a mind numbing history and architecture. Joy has taken a zillion photos, which we will try to load soon. One problem with this hotel is that the Internet is very slow for loading photos, and we have to pay for it. Hmmm - like being back in the Dublin tour hotels! We'll get them up as soon as we can honest.
Love to all, and many thanks for following our travels. Do keep reading ...
After many hugs and handshakes we said farewell to our good friends in Rome, and set off to Bologna. Trenitalia had again messed up our seat reservations - putting us back to back instead of side by side - but the train was fairly empty so it didn't matter, we simply moved seats! The first fun started at Florence when a group of Americans got on with simply enormous cases, and loudly asked that our cases be moved from the ...
... any more food.
See this 3 minute video of the Prosciutto and Balsamic tours. Allesandro is really amazing at what he does.
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Before all of this, we had sampled some local restaurants on our own and also feasted. The prices were certainly right and we were happy for the recommendations from Ermias, our apt. host. ...