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... university building in the world. After much debate, we decided that the anatomy building was the oldest.
On the way home, we churched it again. We went into the church of Santo Stefano. It was amazing. The inside of the church had 2 courtyards and the crypt was very impressive.
Had to have a nap for an hour before the evening foray. Everyone went shopping. The girls headed for the cloths and the boys headed for the ...
... to Santa Maria dell Vitae, another city centre church (there are many in case you hadn't noticed by now) with some great art. The highlight of this church though is a sculpture set in red terracotta, showing the three Marys lamenting over the body of the Christ. They are all so clearly devastated that, as well as being life size, the figures are truly life like. The whole set has been accurately described as "a petrified scream". Simply wonderful. What is really hard ...
... 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.
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... hours and a bit gazing at Reni, Guercino, Caracci, and a stack of others. Wonderful.
Michael had seen enough in about 30 minutes so went off to explore Bologna on his own. First of all it is a very historic city. You can see, without being told, that every single building has a long and fascinating history. Almost every building (and there are many) has its own architectural style. Everywhere you look, there ...
... and started rolling in neutral down ever hill to save fuel, I knew I would have about 20-30 km worth of petrol.
I was starting to get a bit nervous, it was 9:30 pm and I had no idea where I was, or if I'd be able to get petrol. I stopped at another petrol station. Same deal, cash only!
I knew I was coming closer to the edge of the mountain range as the air slowly got warmer with every hill I descended. I came through a very small village and ...