Bologna · Italy

Time travel

We’re in Bologna–wow! End of post.

Well, perhaps a few more words to describe the day, which started off at 10:00 this morning at Termini station in Rome. Four and a quarter hours later, we were back in late medieval Bologna. See the three little windows on the side of the building? That’s us.

Here’s how we get up there:

And here’s the view:

We haven’t seen much of the city yet, but what we’ve seen so far is beautiful. On our first recce along polished mosaic stone sidewalks with painted vaulted ceilings, we passed no less than three pen shops, a book binder, and a grocery store. The cheese and yoghurt sirens were too much for Trish, and we spent ten minutes browsing in the cool–not a wise thing to do when you’re hungry.

On the way back to our room, we had the best ice cream we’ve ever tasted–mine was lemon-ginger, and Letitia chose banana. And this was before we’ve had a chance to taste the Vivoli ice cream in Florence. We’ve been assured that’s the best in Italy.

Now it’s time to start thinking about where to go for dinner.

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