Memorial Day at home, but a regular Monday in Italy. I did well at my lesson this morning, and felt really good. I was not stressed, and found I am retaining a lot. Today I learned past tense, so I can really have conversations. Whoo Hoo! I didn't think I would get THIS far in the whole 3 weeks!
After my lesson, I took a long walk, and (oh what a surprise), I did some shopping!
At the market, I bought Saba (cooked wine, made from the concentrated must of Lambrusco, like vino cotto)., and some rosemary honey.
I also purchased another purse, a necklace, and three gifts. I walked all over the center of Bologna! Here are photos of my walk:
Una bella finestra:
There is much to see around Piazza Maggiore!
Il Duomo (Church of San Petronio)
Palazzo di Re Enzo
Palazzo del Comune (town hall):
The Fontana del Nettuno is a popular meeting place.
Last time I was in Bologna, I walked through this galleria at around midnight (with Brad) and went running into the Piazza because, I looked up and saw a HUGE rat. I did walk through once this trip in daylight...(PTSD!)
On the busy main street, Ugo Bassi, there was a demonstration of Paskistani people this afternoon. The second photo is where I catch the autobus to go to my teacher's house.
A beautiful shop entrance:
Finally, I stopped at a bar for a coffee, and got a chocolate flower on top. I did my written homework there, until it was time for a prosecco, and then went to dinner.
Tonight I ate at the charming Terasina.
I began with a sformato of spinaci e asparagi:
Then I had a wonderful plate of tagliatelle Bolognese:
What a perfect day in Bologna! Hope everyone at home had a great Memorial Day weekend!