Agriturismo Ca' Nuova
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... he described Joy. Well, we knew that anyway!
After the excitement of San Salvatore and Guercino's tomb, we walked on to San Paolo Maggiore and San Domenico, two more glorious churches with wonderful artwork. San Domenico, where Reni is buried, is described as "a treasure house of Italian art" and rightly so. About the only thing missing for Joy was a hidden Caravaggio! In between these two, Michael found a cute little bar serving great coffee and brioches ...
The reason for this strange title, is that we have decided to send home our laundry - the cases and now stuffed with books and in danger of collapse, and so are we from humping them on and off trains! So this morning Michael made two big parcels and set off to find a post office. He found one but was told the parcels had to be in a box. Where the ###### do we find a box in Bologna??? Well, the answer turned out to be round ...
... disappointing to be honest. Still we set off to find the National Gallery, which turned out to be about ten minute walk, and then went to lunch in a nearby cafe/bar as the gallery didn't open till two. Lunch was good and simple, but a bit pricey. We were tomdiscover though that this price is typical of Bologna. Ah well, can't have it all cheap you know! Then the gallery... Joy still hasn't come down to earth. She ...
... he didn't turn up the heat for us and we froze the first night. And the building was old and beautiful, but loud. There was a restaurant next door and we shared a wall and could hear every glass clinking all night.
Despite that, we had a great time. We explored the sights and the university, the oldest in Europe many say (debatable?). But the best was the food tour Deanne booked for us. We splurged and spent ...