Rome the end of the Frankincense Trail
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.
After the Continue reading “Rome the end of the Frankincense Trail”
Michelangelo, Gucci in Florence
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’s Santo Stefano basilica
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”
Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca
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”
Asinelli Tower Bologna
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 Asinelli Tower Bologna is one of two ancient skyscrapers
David Bowie is…in Bologna
Flying Ryan Air in clear weather over Lago di Vernago in the Southern Tryol Alps took me into Bologna where the David Bowie is…in Bologna 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.
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