Blog archives for April, 2014


Archive for April, 2014

Dinner with Alessandro and Antonia

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

It’s not often that I’ve been invited to anyone’s home for dinner so I was surprised when Alessandro invited me to his house for dinner. I met him through conversationexchange.com and we have had only one Skype conversation. He’s from Napoli (Naples) and it’s now a running joke between us that Napoli is the most […]

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Festival della Zuppa

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

When I had lunch with Franco last week he told me about the Festival della Zuppa (soup) scheduled for this weekend in a near-by suburb of Bologna, Corticella. Since I have always wanted to go so some kind of festival or sagra related to food ( I think a sagra is always a food thing) […]

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Biblioteca Salaborsa

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Library Salaborsa. I mention this library in a previous post and today I returned to take some photos. It’s the most beautiful library I’ve ever seen and is used a great deal. There are two large floors with an indoor covered “courtyard”. I was amazed to see so many people there. The two times […]

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Franco

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I awoke on Monday April 7th after 11 hours of sleep. Finally totally over jetlag and feeling great. I had made an appointment with Franco who I had met on the web and with whom I had a number of conversation with Skype. So this was the first meeting face to face. I don’t remember […]

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