Bologna

We drove up to Bologna Saturday morning in less than two hours, parked near the station, and spent the night at noisy but nice Hotel I Portici.  Returned to Castellina Sunday afternoon after an incredible lunch at Trattoria Anna Maria.

Erin’s lasagna and my tortelloni with Gorgonzola:

We visited three gorgeous churches, enjoyed several spritzes, devoured insanely delicious plates of mortadella, salami, prosciutto, and cheese at 051, and did some shopping. We bought small gifts for Elena and Viola at a little French store, bought Erin a beautiful beige sweater, plus we picked up some useful kitchen tools.

Here’s Erin just outside of San Francesco, the oldest church in Bologna (c. 400 AD)img_8705

In Bologna we need to add a few food and market photos:img_8677img_8673img_8684img_8668

And finally, here’s a shot of Piazza Maggiore late Saturday night:img_8834

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