View from St Luca


View over the City Rooftops

We are now in the world’s oldest university city, Bologna. Well I am here, whilst Graeme has a well-earned break from driving a big bus, toilet cassette emptying and me.  He is in the UK for a couple of weeks whilst I catch up with blogging, a lovely friend and a youngest daughter! The campsite is rather unfriendly but only a  three mile bike ride from the city centre. The cycle in is not pretty and the roads are busy but nothing compared to the busy-ness of the city centre. For two days, I wrestled with cars, pedestrians, other cyclists, and a confusing one way system before I eventually resorted to parking my bike just inside the city and walking. There is so much to see in this beautiful city; for two days I sampled the historical, architectural and culinary delights of Bologna and counted the hours until Saturday morning.

The next morning, I arrived at Sally and Alberto’s apartment and how lovely it was not only to be with my friends but to be talking to someone other than myself. Alberto kindly let me appropriate Sally for the weekend and we disappeared into town, meeting up with Alberto for food and wine. And not just any food! Enjoying amazingly delicious Italian cooking and wines, provided by several city eateries, I was thoroughly spoilt! Monday came all too quickly and after reluctant goodbyes, I was back on my bike heading for the campsite, tyres somewhat flatter than they had been on the cycle in. Diet starts tomorrow!

Categories: Italy

Comments are closed.