a lazy Sunday in Bologna

Sunday, June 19th:
Sunday was sort of a lazy day for me. I slept in, watched a little baseball, and then headed out to explore Bologna.

I started out in Piazza Maggiore. I always enjoy taking photos of both the Fountain of Neptune and the Statue of Neptune._MG_9433IMG_9090_MG_9458

I went inside the Palazzo d’Accursio, also known as Palazzo Comunale. It is now a palace but had been the city’s Town Hall until November 2008. Here’s a photo of the inside courtyard._MG_9125

Donato Bramante’s cool 16th-century staircase is a famous landmark inside this palace. It was designed to allow horse-drawn carriages to ride up to 2nd floor (1st floor in Italy). IMG_9145

When I walked up the stairs, I discovered a photography exhibition of Bologna in the 60’s. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was really interesting. _MG_9158

Next, I went over the the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita (a church with an amazing terracotta statue display). Andrea brought me here and I wanted to return when I would have more time to take a few photos. _MG_9229_MG_9232_MG_9231

I stopped in a bookstore and bought a couple of books in Italian and then headed over to one of my favorite places to get gelato, Cremeria Funivia._MG_9279_MG_9278

AND I went to Cesarina for dinner. Yum!!IMG_1527

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You may have noticed that I have been doing lots of posts about my 2011 trip lately. My goal has been to try to finish up my trip report before the 3 year date of when I left for Italy. I still can’t believe it has taken me this long!  I am cutting it close. I arrived in Italy on June 2, 2011. That means, after this post, I have 4 more days left to share 3 more days in Italy.

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