Villa Torricelli by Il Giardinetto
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... the case as August is when all the Italians go on their Summer holidays, so it was really quiet. We strolled around and saw the Tower of the Asinelli which was built between 1109-1119 it is 330 feet tall and the Tower of Garisenda, 162 feet tall with a lean of 3 metres these towers are the main symbol of Bologna. We also visited Bologna's largest pedestrian square Piazza Maggiore which was a great spot to people watch. Worth the visit is Basilica of Santo Stefano which ...
... we did not feel that we missed out at all. I think that mark and I would agree that our favorite pieces were those of ancient Greece and Rome. After enjoying a couple zillion dollars worth of art, we visited Santa Croce, it is often overshadowed by the Duomo however it is still spectacular. We saw the final resting places of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo.
Tonight we had a fun opportunity to immerse ourselves in modern Italian ...
... our way to the Leonardo Da Vinci (unofficial) Museum. The actual museum is in Vinci. But this one was the "interactive" one. This "activity museum" created innumerable pieces from Da Vinci's work. Each piece can be manipulated. In fact,there were so many machines, the boys thought it was an engineering playground. Once the boys went through the whole museum, we then went over them again to learn the physics ...
... so great but we went out to do some sight seeing. We went and saw some pretty impressive statues and old churches. You had to pay a fortune to see the statue of David so gave it a miss. That night we went out the same place for dinner and went back to the hostel for drinks and some pool. We woke up feeling a bit shady and had to be on the train a 9 so we could head of to cinque ...
... memories, folks!
After a most luxurious afternoon siesta (an Italian tradition that I absolutely love) I ventured back out into the city for a welcome event at my university. I'm learning that when Italians hold an event with food--at least in the case of my welcome events--it is primarily appetizers, not a full meal. Naturally I was still hungry so I crossed the Arno River with a ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed