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D'arte e Farty
17th Jun 2017
Last day in Bologna

It was going to be an easy final day but we just went from Museo to Basilica & kept going so consequently too stuffed AGAIN to be too effusive here. First stop Museo Civico Medievale a lovely palazzo filed with arty farty good local medieval objects, many stairs of course. I then went next door for art between wars while Dales enjoyed a cool cafe. Had a cold local cuts lunch on our terrace then caught a taxi for a fling out of centre of town first to San Michele in Bosco & a good  view of city then on to San Luca Basilica which can also be accessed by a 3 to 4m arcade up the hill, quite spectacular. Taxi dropped us off at the National Art Gallery which had a great collection of 13, 14 Century altar pieces & frescos (Giotti/Rafaela a couple to mention) Right on lwith the girl's interest. On to the city walking past the Uni through arcaded streets. Very easy to do as most of the city is blocked to cars on weekends. Bologna for me has been very enjoyable despite the heat. Not a real tourist destination but the locals like to out & about all day & night. I reckon we've given the 5 weeks a good go so looking forward to elaborating when we return.

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