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.