South of Florence and, equally important for me, at the north-west terminus of the Frankincense Trail from Oman is Rome. We arrived into Rome on Italo Train‘s excellent service.
From Bologna an express train cuts under the Apennines to Florence.
The track is remarkably smooth and allows speeds of up to 300kmph Continue reading “Michelangelo, Gucci in Florence”
Bologna continued to charm through to our last day in town especially with a visit to Bologna’s Santo Stefano basilica.
This basilica was probably the most interesting church we visited in Bologna and inside is Continue reading “Bologna’s Santo Stefano basilica”
Overlooking even Bologna’s Two Towers is Bologna’s Madonna di San Luca.
The foothills close to the city Continue reading “Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca”
Bologna turned out to be a gem, with a cohesive central area and kilometre after kilometre of arcades providing traffic free, all weather walks.
The central area is dominated by Asinelli Tower the Two Towers. The higher, Continue reading “Two Towers of Bologna”
Flying Ryan Air in clear weather over Lago di Vernago in the Southern Tryol Alps took me into Bologna where the David Bowie retrospective is currently being shown. We flew over the Ötztal Alps where Fineilspitze mountain (left centre overlooking Lago di Vernago) was the location of the find of Ötzi the Iceman.
Though I had a ticket for the original 2103 launch Continue reading “David Bowie is…in Bologna”