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May 16th, 2012, 12:04 PM
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A Month in Bologna Photos/Blog TR

Hello,
I am living in Bologna for the month during six months of European travel/living. I've been chronicling all of it in my blog. I promise there will be more helpful travel report type information too, but for now I've just posted some musings and photos on my neighborhood outside of the city center.

http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/0...ghborhood.html

Enjoy!
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May 16th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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We returned from a week in Bologna ( and some time in Venice) last week.
Bologna is a lovely, interesting city.
San Luca is spectacular , Vila Ghigi is worth a climb
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May 16th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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I'm soo jealous. I'm still carrying a bit of Bologna around my waist from just a one week stay. Scary to think of what could happen in a month! Enjoy your stay.
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May 16th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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danon - thanks for the recommendations. was planning on San Luca very soon.

Marija - I don't even want to think about what is happening right now to my waist either..!!
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May 16th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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traveling in Italy several years ago - Bologna was my favorite place to eat!!!

I enjoyed your TR
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May 16th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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S.L. is a looong uphill walk - 3.6 km.
We took a taxi up from town( glad we did) and walked down.
There is a nice restaurants at the top ( cold beer!)
The views are lovely.
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May 16th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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I frankly think we need that kind of walk with all the eating we've been doing!! Although 3.6 km both ways is a lot. It would be easier if I wasn't trying so hard to blend in and refusing to wear sneakers
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May 16th, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Taxi up, walk down to San Luca. When you reach the bottom of the hill, get off the arcade walkway and stop at Meloncello. Divine restaurant. Best gnocchi I ever had!
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May 16th, 2012, 08:57 PM
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the restaurant at the top is just a pizzeria.
I heard about Meloncello, but did not have the time to stop.
If you wish to do some walking ( also uphill)

http://www.comune.bologna.it/quartie...higi/index.php
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May 17th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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sharbear84 - I'm one of your blog followers. It's great to check in on my blogger dashboard to see what other artists are up to and see a post about Bologna!
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May 17th, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Loved my week in Bologna in 2010 and dreaming of going back, would love to be able to stay for a month! Now I'm off to check out your blog!
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May 17th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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I don't recommend following our example of having a huge meal at Meloncello and then climbing to the top. Great meal!
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May 17th, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Ha, yeah maybe better to do the walk and then eat?? But now I'm definitely set on some kind of walk/Meloncello combo.
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May 17th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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And for a day trip to Modena, and to taste some balsamic vinegar, here is my report on that: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/0...in-modena.html
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May 17th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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So jealous!! We will be there for only 1 night in June...looking forward to hearing about your recommendations for food!!
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May 17th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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haha loved the dog driving. looked like a charming and peaceful spot
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May 20th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Hope you're OK after the earthquake.
What an awful thing for everyone in the area.
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May 20th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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what PP said
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May 20th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Thank you for thinking of me! Oddly enough we were in Florence for the night so we missed the quake. I'm in the Florence train station now whwre I've been for many hours waiting for a tain...everythin is delayed...so we havent gotten back yet to see the extent of the damage. So sad/awful/crazy.
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Wow hope everything is ok!!
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