On June 7th Dad held a course in Bologna. He had taken Mom with him the night before and they spent the night there, while the kids stayed back in Rimini. The next morning we all got up at 5 and drove to Bologna to tour the city.
Bologna is famous for its University (the oldest in Europe), its food and its Galleries. They are covered walkways that have arches looking out on to the street. The longest one is the one leaving from the main church down into the town. It has 666 arches and is over 2 miles long. Because we are how we are, we ran until arch 333, over a mile before we hopped in the car and continued down to site see.
The longest Gallery
Bologna’s main church, the Sanctuary of St. Luke. This houses a painting of Our Lady painted by St. Luke.
Looking down the portico.
The view from the Sanctuary.
Inside the Church.
The facade and the beginning of the covered walkway.
Relaxing and having a beer in the main Piazza that afternoon.