Blog archives for April, 2015

Archive for April, 2015

Everybody loves a parade

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Sometimes you just get lucky. This happened a year or two ago when I just happened upon the Tour D’Italia (the most important bicycle race in Italy) going through town. So if I hadn’t decided at just the right time to go out and buy a few groceries and I hadn’t decided to stop at […]

Exciting Dinner with Friends

Monday, April 20th, 2015

First there is Vittorio. I met him the first time I came to Bologna and this is my 6th visit. I can almost always find him at around 2:00 PM  seated in front of the “Irish” pub not far from the twin towers along via Zamboni. I have joked with him that he must have […]

Scioglilingua and other conversations

Monday, April 13th, 2015

This word means “tongue twister” in english and perhaps there’s some subtle difference in meaning for the volunteer work that I do at the library (Biblioteca Sala Borsa). Since I come to Italy two months at a time in each spring and fall (if I can manage it) I need something to do with my […]

Trip to the country

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

My friend Gianluca invited me to go with him to the country on last Saturday. The outlook was that it would rain a lot the next day and I was a little dubious about the proposition. He said that it will be raining less in the mountains. Sunny, he said. So I met him at […]