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slug day in Bologna

Wednesday, July 8th:
I slept in Wednesday morning. Once up, I went to check out the food markets. There is a new Eat Italy in the area where the food markets are located in Bologna.  I went inside to have a look around.  Interesting place.  Various foods for sale, part bookstore, and also part caffe with drinks and food to eat.  

After wandering around the food market area, I went back to my hotel and had a long discussion at the hotel desk about gelateria choices. The owner or manager of the hotel was also there and joined in on the discussion.  I was told that the gelateria in Piazza Cavour had the best gelato. I asked if the name of this gelateria was Funivia since that was the gelateria I spent an hour searching for on Monday. I was told that it was called Gelateria Cavour. 

I had to check it out. On the way I stopped in Caffe Zanarini and had a delicious little pastry and a caffe macchiato.  Piazza Cavour was a block away.  I was skeptic that there was a gelateria in this piazza since I could not find any ther on Monday but indeed there not only was was a gelateria but it was called Cremeria Funivia!  I guess it is also referred to as Gelateria Cavour by some who live in Bologna.  

Cremeria Funivia is a large gelateria. The gelato is made right there and the flavors are kept covered similar to Grom rather than displayed. There is a large selection of flavors available.  The caffe flavor has chocolate mixed in with it (migraine trigger for me) so I ordered nocciola and pistacchio. 

In my opinion, the nocciola was outstanding, probably one of the best I have had. Grom however has Cremeria Funivia beat for the pistacchio.  I meant to go back to Cremeria Funivia to try more flavors but ran out of time.

Now that I had dessert, it was time for lunch.  I returned to Eat italy and ordered a pomodoro, mozzarella bufala, and basilico panino.  Outstanding!

After lunch, I went to the Museo Civico Medievale. Free and closing in one hour. It was a fun museum to walk through with some interesting things to see.  I took photos which I will post later. 

I was feeling pretty sluggish. I hung out at my hotel in the late afternoon and took a long nap.

I had dinner at Cesarini, located in the beautiful Piazza Santo Stefano. I ordered spaghetti with clams and a mixed salad. Both the service and the food were very good. Another western movie playing in the piazza. I decided on an early night instead.  

Tomorrow -Reggio Emilia and Parma.

Comments (5)


Yikes, I feel like I missed so much during my week in Bologna -- what did I do with all of my time? I didn't get to Cesarini, and I wish that I had -- the Piazza Santo Stefano really is beautiful and that would have been such a great spot for dinner. And I didn't spend any time around Piazza Cavour, with all of the cool shops nearby -- to say nothing of Cremeria Funivia, it sounds fantastic!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, nocciola ! I'm taking notes for when I finally get to go back to Italy. :)
Sorry that you weren't feeling well, but it sounds like you enjoyed your day exploring. I'm looking forward to your next post. Keep on having fun!

I am now craving some gelato big time!


Glad that you found the Gelato place.

The cure for sluggishness is more gelato! ;)

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