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Federico Day

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Saturday was Federico Day! After he got out of school in Pescara, he took a train that arrived in Bologna a little after 5:00. We met him at the train station, where he brought me some beautiful flowers and a card. There were big hugs and kisses and teary eyes! We went directly to Piazza Maggiore, showing him the towers, Neptune statue, and settling in for drinks and muchies at Zanarini. How fun to drink with our son after his year of abstinence in the U.S.! Though he Skypes us each week, it was still amazing to be in ITALY with Federico in person!

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We dropped off the flowers and Federico's stuff at our hotel, and introduced him to all our "friends in the neighborhood". Later, we had a fabulous dinner at Biagi: tagliatelle with Bolognese for Brad and Federico, while I had the green taglitelle with prosciutto, and cotoletta Bolognese (topped with prosciutto and parmigiano sauce for our secondi. (Too busy talking and eating to even think of food photos)

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After dinner, we continued the catching up, the talking and laughing with much more wine into the wee hours. It was the BEST day!

Comments (4)

I love that he brought you flowers and a card! What a gentleman he is!

Sheena:

I seem to remember that Federico had to speak only English when he was in the US. Did he make you speak only Italian in Italy! ;-)

I can imagine just how wonderful it was for you and Brad to see Federico again - and it shows in your smiles!

He's so adorable and how wonderful to be able to show him your Bologna.

Rebecca:

Look how happy you all are!

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