Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bologna

On Monday morning, my friend Cori and I went to Bologna for the day and night. We drove down - it's about 3.5 hours away from Cortina, which is good because I already want to go back - and wandered around for two days soaking in the new sights.

It's always fun and refreshing to be in a new place, exploring new things. Here are a few pictures from the trip....


  

The city was filled with students (there's a University there), little cafes that spilled onto the streets, motorbikes, arches, AND most of the buildings were pink. Like bologna?? We wondered...that became an ongoing joke.


 My favorite thing in Bologna was the market. There are tons of little stands and shops for everything: fruit, vegetables, fresh pasta, cheese, fish, meat, flowers, etc. It was amazing and everything looked so fresh and colorful.






These are the towers of Bologna:



There are two of them left, dating back to the 12th or 13th century. Apparently Bologna used to have many towers throughout the city, but now these are the most prominent two - one leans quite a bit! You can see them from all over the city.

Anyway, I came home on Tuesday evening with a random assortment: radishes, radicchio, pink and white beans and a little jar of truffle salt. Until next time, Bologna!