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June 7, 2012
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What’s Up?

When you travel alone you tend to have a lot of time to walk around and just check things out. I can’t even remember how many churches I stopped into on my first full day in Bologna. At least ten. One morning as I was out wandering through the grandiose Piazza Maggiore I happened to […]

May 23, 2012
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Falling For Piazza Maggiore

There’s something very exciting about visiting a city for the first time, not knowing what to expect and looking forward to each and every discovery. Usually I do a fair amount of research before traveling to a new city or area. I do not make a lot of plans, but I prefer to have an […]

May 21, 2012
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More FromThe Market

This was my favorite of all the shops in Bologna’s mercato area. The prepared foods were simply stunning and the shelves were lined with oils, balsamics, mostardas and more. Even though I did not have access to an oven for heating things up, the selection was too much for me to pass up and I […]

May 20, 2012
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Are You A Fashionista?

I will readily admit that I am not what you would call a “shopper”. I tire easily and rarely go out on a shopping expedition unless there’s something specific that I need. That being said, I do enjoy window shopping, especially in a city like Bologna that has gorgeous stores. These purses just called out […]

May 19, 2012
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A Blast From The Past

On a Sunday afternoon I wandered into Piazza Maggiore (Bologna’s main square) when I came upon this colorful van parked alongside a large stage that had been erected since I walked through there earlier in the day. There weren’t many people hanging out in front of the stage and I decided that since I wasn’t […]

May 18, 2012
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Eataly Bologna

I’ve been hearing about Eataly for years and finally made it to the one in New York a few months back. It was everything and more that I had hope for with shelves and shelves of Italian food products tucked between a variety of eateries. What more could a crazed Italophile ask for? Had I […]

May 17, 2012
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The Bicycle Shop

Every time I left my hotel I passed these wooden doors. When I first arrived in Bologna it was the weekend and many of the little shops on the streets in the immediate neighborhood were closed. I assumed that there was some kind of business lurking behind these doors, but there wasn’t a sign so […]

May 15, 2012
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Meet Me At The Market

The first stop on my exploratory tour of Bologna was its famous food market. Made up of individual small shops tucked into a labyrinth of medieval lanes, this area was an endless source of fascination for me. I was like a kid in a candy store and during the course of my stay in Bologna […]

May 15, 2012
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Hello Bologna

It was with a heavy heart that I said good-bye to Lucca. After two wonderful weeks it was time for me to move on so I bid farewell to my group and to Lucca’s famous wall and hopped on a train to Bologna, ready for a new adventure. It would be my first time visiting […]