Sunday, March 29, 2009

On the steps of San Petronio

Sitting on the steps in front of San Petronio on a beautiful, sunny day.  On the right, you can see the marble finishing of the church, but what you can't tell is that it only goes up halfway. This church was built by the people of Bologna and has a very rich history. Unfortunately, the community ran out of money at the time, and the church remains unfinished to this day. 

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ave Maria

You can find these all around Bologna, in the most unlikely of places.  This one is on the side of an old apartment building right near Piazza Maggiore. 

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Giardini Margherita

The largest park in Bologna, I Giardini Margherita are just south of the city center. It's a great place to come and relax for the day. On a sunny day it is filled with young people resting, juggling, playing guitar and families. There are games and bounce houses for children and plenty of little hidden areas to discover. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

San Luca

The Sanctuary of San Luca sits up on a hill overlooking the hills behind downtown Bologna. It's a beautiful walk, especially on a sunny day, and the inside of the church is wonderful as well.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Giant Pillow Fight

Yesterday there was a massive pillow fight in Piazza Maggiore. It was a flash mob type thing where everyone shows up with their pillow well-hidden, and at a designated time everyone starts beating each other. It was a pretty fun event and the fighting lasted for over an hour. The piazza was left covered in feathers and fluff.  =)

Friday, March 13, 2009

A view from above..

Sorry for the month of no posting, life has been pretty hectic lately. Anyhow, this is a view of Bologna from the top of one of the few remaining towers.  I was standing on the top of the Torre di Prendiparte, and in the distance you can see the two towers Bologna is famous for, the Asinelli and the Garisenda. The Asinelli is the taller of the two and you can climb it for a beautiful view of the city, but the Garisenda is leaning too much to allow people to climb up.