12 Sep Bologna – November 2016
The red city of Bologna is heaven for foodies. It was like a warm hug from some lovely Italian mama in the cold wet, November weather we found there. We stayed at a lovely central hotel so we could get straight out and explore the amazing architecture and I particularly like the university which is said to be the oldest in Europe. The towers and porticos make the city distinctive (and help to get around in the rain). We loved the market where you can eat as well as shop for food and there’s plenty of opportunities for retail therapy as well. The restaurants were of course a highlight in the ‘stomach of Italy’ and we enjoyed the pasta and rich sauces, cheese and red wine.