Blog archives for October, 2011

Archive for October, 2011

Weekend in Torino

Monday, October 31st, 2011

I have had Skype calls with Massimiliano for a year. Each week at the appointed hour (11:30 California time and 8:30 Italian time) we talked for an hour. We are friends but had never met one another. I had a plan to go Torino (Turin) a month ago but the week before the planned trip, […]

A Tale of Two Houses

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

During my time in Bologna I have lived in two places. I started out with Stefania and her son Mirko. This was very convenient because it was only about a 10 minute walk to the school. That was on the plus side. On the other side of the balance was the fact that neither Stefania […]

Do you know the way to San…..Luca

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Patrizia recommended a little walk to San Luca. It is another symbol of Bologna on a hill at the edge of town. She wrote down the the two buses that I needed to take and the final stop, which I confirmed with the bus driver. At the bus stop there were no signs so I […]

Bologna Miscellanea

Friday, October 14th, 2011

I’ve now been in Bologna for 5 weeks and continue to enjoy the city. I’m sure that I’m not risking a flood of American tourists suddenly appearing here by recommending this city as one of the prime destinations when visiting Italy. Sure, Florence has great art. It’s worth a visit but you must navigate the […]