|Well it's now a month since our last entry. Sorry for the delay; quite busy with the last week in Italy, journey back to Texas, catching up with three months of 'home business', lot's of catching up with family & friends, and of course the holiday season.
We did spend time in Bologna, Ravenna, and Milano after leaving Rome, so there are photos we'd like to share with you. We'll have to see whether, or at least to what extent, we can add what are now surely memories !
Bologna is a city of porticos; it seems you can walk the entire old city center while at all times 'undercover' - I wonder if it was the original espionage center ? The variety of street construction material is a compilation of the various types found throughout Italy; small rounded river rocks, small square black blocks, and large flat slabs. There is also a lot of Roman architectural remnants embedded in newer construction; interesting combination of historical/artistic preservation and urban construction. Bologna is very much a university city and the streets are alive with young people all hours of the day, though there is a noticeable drop in pedestrian traffic whilst classes are in session during the day. Also found prices to be a bit less expensive than we'd experienced elsewhere in Italy. On next to Ravenna.
Ciao for now