Euro Ski Trips

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bologna Day 6

Day 6 - Sunday -- We have pretty much covered all the highlights that we have wanted to see in Bologna. Today - a day of planning for the rest of the week and maybe a stroll for a gelato or espresso (or both!).

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Mission central, dining room and general gathering place.

Looks like we will be heading to Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, tomorrow morning -- via train. Still trying to decide some of the other destinations for the week: Padua? San Marino? Venice? Florence? Modena? Parma? Spent the rest of the morning uploading days 3-5 on the blog and learning the admin portion of Euro Ski Trips/blog.  It was easier than I thought, once I got the rhythm. Headed out for a Sunday la passeggiata (afternoon walk). Took more portico pictures along with the sidewalks this time.

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Portico One

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Portico Two

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Portico floor - long view

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Porticl floor - close up

Found another delightful ristorante for lunch on one of the side alleys. Seems like Allan made a friend of our waiter as he brought us a bottle of limoncello and 3 shot glasses and told us to enjoy one on the house!

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The weekend crowd is smaller in the city......do people leave the city for the weekend?  In any event, it is a much slower pace with fewer busses running and much less traffic. Many of the stores lining the main streets to Piazza Maggiore are open; many on the side streets are closed. Several of the main streets leading to Piazza Maggiore are closed to through traffic on Sunday. 

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Everyone is strolling the streets in the old city, eating gelato (us, too), watching street performers and generally enjoying being outside. 

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This street will be teeming with 4 lanes of traffic including cars, busses and motor bikes tomorrow morning.

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Headed back to the apartment by way of yet several other alley way streets, each with its own portico.  Took a break then went out for espresso (yes, again!) before supper.

Daylight savings time started here this weekend, so it is dark at 5:30 here. -- Donna

 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bologna Day 6

Day 6 - Sunday -- We have pretty much covered all the highlights that we have wanted to see in Bologna. Today - a day of planning for the rest of the week and maybe a stroll for a gelato or espresso (or both!).

 MissionCentralCropped.jpg

Mission central, dining room and general gathering place.

Looks like we will be heading to Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, tomorrow morning -- via train. Still trying to decide some of the other destinations for the week: Padua? San Marino? Venice? Florence? Modena? Parma? Spent the rest of the morning uploading days 3-5 on the blog and learning the admin portion of Euro Ski Trips/blog.  It was easier than I thought, once I got the rhythm. Headed out for a Sunday la passeggiata (afternoon walk). Took more portico pictures along with the sidewalks this time.

 PorticoOneCropped.jpg

Portico One

PorticoTwoCropped.jpg

Portico Two

 PorticoFloorOneCropped.jpg

Portico floor - long view

PorticoFloorTwoCropped.jpg

Porticl floor - close up

Found another delightful ristorante for lunch on one of the side alleys. Seems like Allan made a friend of our waiter as he brought us a bottle of limoncello and 3 shot glasses and told us to enjoy one on the house!

 LimoncelloSundayCropped.jpg

The weekend crowd is smaller in the city......do people leave the city for the weekend?  In any event, it is a much slower pace with fewer busses running and much less traffic. Many of the stores lining the main streets to Piazza Maggiore are open; many on the side streets are closed. Several of the main streets leading to Piazza Maggiore are closed to through traffic on Sunday. 

 PMiggioreSundayCropped.jpg

Everyone is strolling the streets in the old city, eating gelato (us, too), watching street performers and generally enjoying being outside. 

GelatoSundayCropped.jpg

This street will be teeming with 4 lanes of traffic including cars, busses and motor bikes tomorrow morning.

 VDIndipendzaSundayCropped.jpg

Headed back to the apartment by way of yet several other alley way streets, each with its own portico.  Took a break then went out for espresso (yes, again!) before supper.

Daylight savings time started here this weekend, so it is dark at 5:30 here. -- Donna

 

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