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  • Day5

    Basilica di San Petronio

    October 7, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Die 5. größte Kirche der Welt und das größte Backsteingebäude überhaupt. Der Bau der Kirche begann 1390 und ihre Fassade ist bis heute unvollendet.

    Benannt ist sie nachdem dem Bischof Sant Petronius, Der hier im 5. Jahrhundert regierte.

  • Day5

    Die Türme von Bologna

    October 7, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Die Zwillingstürme sind eine der Wahrzeichen der Stadt. Beide sind übrigens Schiefer als der Turm in Pisa! Sie tragen den Namen Torre Asinelli (der höhere Turm) und Torre Garisenda (der kleinere, schiefere Turm).

    Unter den Studenten (der übrigens ältesten Universität der Welt) wird erzählt das jemand der vor seinem Abschuss auf den Turm klettert, seine Prüfung nicht schaffen wird.Read more

  • Day24


    October 10, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Después de un café partimos al centro de Bolonia, allí la mayoría de los atractivos turísticos e históricos están en el centro. Dentro de la antigua muralla que aún sobrevive en algunos tramos.

    En la plaza mayor está la fuente de Neptuno, varios templos, el mercado y unas torres medievales que aún se conservan. Una de ellas alcanza los 97.2 metros, según dicen, es la torre medieval más alta del mundo.

    A diferencia de Florencia, acá no hay tanto turismo y es mucho más cómodo moverse por las calles. Además, la gran mayoría son galerías de comercio con uno de los lados abiertos hacia la calle con columnas, similares a aquellas casas coloniales en Chile con corredores de cara a un patio interior. Lo que lo hace muy cómodo para recorrer a pie aún habiendo mucho sol o lluvia.

    Acá en Bolonia puedes conseguir un buen trozo de pizza por un euro, en Florencia necesitarías mucha suerte para encontrar algo así de barato y de buena calidad.

    Ahora tomamos el vuelo a Madrid. Ya no será necesario hablar más en inglés por lo que queda de viaje, y ya estamos en la parte final de nuestro tour europeo.
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  • Day6


    July 13, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Tatsächlich zwei Minuten vor der geplanten Ankunft stiegen wir nach 13 Stunden Fahrt aus unserem Bus aus. Die Fahrt hatte sich kürzer angefühlt, als unsere Bisherigen, jedoch waren wir sehr fertig, als wir nach 3km Fußmarsch durch die pralle Sonne in unserem Hotel ankamen. Nach einer kalten Dusche und einer halben Stunde schlummern, ging es dann los zu einem 10km langen Rundgang durch Bologna, wo wir einen Vorgeschmack auf den mediterranen Baustil bekamen, welchen wir die nächsten zwei Wochen zu sehen bekommen werden.
    Unseren vorraussichtlich letzten Abend in einem schicken Ambiente verbrachten wir in dem hoteleigenen Spa und gingen danach früh schlafen.
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  • Day8

    Day trip to Ferrara

    December 24, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Another nice sunny day with temps getting above freezing, hooray! We took a morning train to Ferrara, where the main attractions are the 14th century castle, a medieval quarter-Jewish ghetto, and a Romanesque cathedral. Lots of walking, a cappuccino or two, into dungeons, through narrow streets and big plazas, but BAM-- turning one corner to see the facade of the cathedral covered for repair. Talk about bummers. I am no stranger to cathedral facades being covered, as the one in Santiago has been covered for years. But unfortunately I won't be back in Ferrara anytime soon, unlike Santiago. Oh well, we had a great lunch to make up for it, in the Osteria del Ghetto.

    After lunch, walking up to the Renaissance quarter, we passed the Resistance Museum and went in. The woman asked where we were from and when I told her the US, I added that we needed some training in resistance right now. Lots of interesting stuff from early fights for Ferrara independence up through WWII. Some very graphic and sad.

    Now back in Bologna, the city is busy and animated, not at all like I remember Lisbon on Christmas Eve. I'm sure we will have no trouble finding a good meal, once Joe gets up from resting his sore feet.

    Merry Christmas one and all!!!
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  • Day211

    Italia, che amiamo

    June 27, 2016 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Ciao! We've been having a wonderful time in Bologna so far. An acquaintance of Rachel's from Wellesley very generously offered to let us house-sit for her and her two kitty furballs while she's out of town, and we've been loving the homey feel of a real, lived-in apartment in a primarily local city as well as the tips they gave us upon arrival. (Big shoutout thank you to Leah and her husband Raffa!) The food is amazing: there's a fresh pasteleria down the street, next to a local organic vineyard's retail shop (with growlers), and we pick up fresh, raw milk and ricotta that a local farm stocks in a refrigerated vending machine. Suffice it to say we have dined and drank extremely well while we've been here :)

    The next couple of days we're venturing out to explore, heading to Florence tomorrow and Venice Wednesday. Look out for more updates!
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  • Day5

    Arrived in Bologna

    December 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

    Took a fast train to Bologna and we were checked into out apartment by 2. We spent the afternoon getting our bearings and doing some grocery shopping — not that we plan to cook much! What a beautiful city. We are right in the center of the old town and every direction you walk you see something beautiful. Heading out for an early dinner because we are taking an early-ish train to Ravenna for the day.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Bologna, بولونيا, Балёнья, Болоня, Bolonya, Bologne, Bolonjo, Bolonia, בולוניה, BLQ, ボローニャ, 볼로냐, Bononia, Bolonija, Boloņa, Bolonha, Bulåggna, Болонья, Bulogna, Болоња, 博洛尼亚

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