Buon Giorno Bologna, Italy

I am so pleased to have you back again to see where we are headed next on our European excursion. Thanks so much! We are off to catch a train!

We had to catch an afternoon Euro Train from Munich to Bologna.

While waiting for the train we saw this gal having a photo shoot. Probably for Instagram. I saw so many women staging their own selfies and portraits on this trip…

The train ride through The Alps and into Italy was beautiful!

Since we left in the afternoon we got to Bologna late. Therefore it was nice to see that our Hotel was lovely and welcoming because we were ready for sleeping!

The next morning we were thrilled that coffee and breakfast was right across from our room. What a wonderful way to start the day!

We had a lovely breakfast on the hotel balcony of croissants, meats and cheeses, fruits and other breakfast goodies.

After breakfast we headed out the door and down to the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna.

The Piazza’s of the Italian cities we visited are the centers of city commerce etc. Many people gather here.

A sculpture of Neptune was in the center of the Piazza.

Bikes are another form of transportation here…

But you can’t experience Bologna without visiting the Quadrilatero, the oldest mercato or market in Bologna. It’s a foodies’ dream come true!

There are streets upon streets of wonderful places to shop and eat! Lots of samples were tasted but now it was time for an…

Apertivo…

An apertivo is an Italian experience… a social ritual… a time to stop and take in the moment. The iconic drink of Italy, especially here in Bologna, was called a Spritz. It was a cool and refreshing delight! It was made with Prosecco, Campari and soda. A true Apertivo is served with a small snack.

After lingering enough… we went exploring again.

Since we had so many food samples and a wonderful Apertivo… it was time to go back to our hotel. We purchased a bottle of wine and some cheeses and bread. It was time to relax in the coolness of our hotel air conditioning.

Our walk back was covered… sheltered from the sun.

How wonderful you got to enjoy Bologna with us. Thanks so much for reading! We will be headed to Tuscany with the next post!

Until then… I want to leave you with the sounds of Bologna.

Until Next Time ~Nancy