Day 4 & 5: BolognaOctober 12, 2017 in Italy
Waking up nicely in Switzerland means to open a window or step outside and breath the fresh air with view on mountains everywhere. Waking up in Bologna has to give you that romantic vibe of being in a ‘pittoresque’ (also picturesque from latin Pictor) cultural city. Waking up in this hotel certainly didn’t so we booked a more modest but wonderful looking guesthouse in the center for the same price. When we arrived there is was even better than we hoped for, we settled and moved to do some sight seeing. The Two Towers are a must see and certainly go in, before you can enter you have to walk to one off the squares to get tickets for it but that’s fine. We enjoyed the walks and the views and especially the lunch in the middle of the street. Finally some sunny outdoor activities ;-).
Waking up was just perfect, we took it easy packed the car and had the morning in Bologna, we visited some left over that we wanted to see yesterday and when done we went for Florence (our main attraction of the Holiday). We learned from the traffic jams in Italy so we moved out earlier and we managed to almost drive through the whole city due to road blocks and end up in the middle where we needed to be within a reasonable time for the amount of traffic that drives around. But now the hard part: Parking. Actually it was easy, we drove the car into a Car park 30meters next to our accommodation and I noticed that there were only 10 cars parked and no spots left. But some cars where on bridges and there was this guy asking me how long I needed to park and when I said 48 hours he asked for my key. I gave it and a girl drove off with my car directly after we took our luggage from it. Ok….. that’s one way to do it, if you have a little bit of faith ;-).
The place we stayed this time couldn’t be better, friendly staff took all the time (and a bit more also ;-) ), but our room had a view on the Duomo itself and a square below. Just perfect. We would drink some wine on that when we would be back from seeing Florence up close.Read more