Blog archives for October, 2017

Archive for October, 2017

Trip to Giulianova

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

I have friends in Giulianova, in Abruzzo and decided to visit them on a weekend. It’s a relatively inexpensive (20 euros each way) 3 1/2 hour train ride from Bologna. I took some traditional Bolognese pastries as a gift and arrived on Friday evening. Aurelia picked me up at the train station and took me […]

Old Bologna

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Not far from the library where I volunteer there is an entrance to an underground area that once was a passageway to the other side of the street. It had shops inside like some subway stations in New York. Now it has become an exhibit space. I pass it every day when I leave the […]

Art at the Biblioteca Salaborsa

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

I’ve written about the library before (see it HERE) but didn’t point out that there is always some interesting exhibit there. The latest one really caught my eye so, naturally, I took some photos.  

Here comes the Pope (Arriva Il Papa)

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

I’m chalking this up to bad luck. It seems a bit churlish to compare the visit of Papa Francesco to the sciopero (strike) of transportation workers in Torino but the effect is the same. The security measures threw the city (at least as it affected me) into chaos for two days. Many of the buses […]