Il Canale Hotel

Via Bertiera 2, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bologna

Abstinence does not make the heart grow fonder !

A travel blog entry by bsb_adventures


... was equally enamoured, even as he struggled painfully to dismount from his cycle, the long, ancient, unevenly cobbled streets had had a somewhat debilitating effect on both teeth and nether regions. Never afraid to voice his opinion, Signor says he favours Ferrara over Florence. The city, some parts medieval, some Renaissance and others modern, is not preserved in aspic for the throngs of tourists but is adapting over time for the needs of its ...

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

A travel blog entry by artichoke88


... it abroad? Maybe not the best choice, but definitely gave me a profound sense of confidence. Now if only I could get Les Mis out of my head. On my own..... AHH. Onward! Packing! Listen to the giant bells calling people to mass. Turn in room key #306. Sniff. On to Bus #30! Arrive at train station two hours early. Boo. Sit in ...

Negozio, Negozio, Negozio, Freddo.

A travel blog entry by artichoke88


... bodies on DISPLAY. Nope. No thanks. There was one that was only half of a body. Where exactly is his lower half?!? Although I was blown away by Dominic's massive white marble tomb? alter? thing I was immediately creeped out when I turned the corner and saw his skull in gold case. Yikes. Michelangelo did some of the seraphs on the edges of the tomb that were really gorgeous. The entire thing was so detailed you could ...

Giro Turistico

A travel blog entry by artichoke88


... regret that choice. You can buy clothes and junk everywhere. You cannot see centuries old churches everywhere.
First stop: Basilica of San Petronino. It dominates Piazza Maggiore, is the 15th largest in the world and was consecrated in 1388. I counted 22 private family chapels! It was dark in there. Minimal electricity of course. I am sure back in the day it was lit by thousands of candles, but on a rainy day it was grim. if you put .20E in ...

Giorno Due

A travel blog entry by artichoke88


... they were serving at the fair. 2E artichoke pizza will always trump 6E square pizza flavored junk.
Any who, we caught the #35 bus at the train station. Lo and behold this bus spits you out at the correct entrance to the book fair. There were not any programs that I was particularly interested in seeing today, so I focused on the Illustrator exhibit and the book sale area. The illustrations were incredible. What a wide range of ...

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