bologna part 1

February 10, 2010
when i started talking italian a year ago, i had no idea that in a year i'd actually be in italy. i knew next to nothing about the country or the language, but when i started italian tutoring i knew i wanted to go to bologna. this was because my amazing tutor, robyn, studied in the city for a year and after learning that it was the food capitol of italy, i knew i had to go.

and i was right.
i'm in love with this charming old city.

i'm going to dedicate my next few posts to bologna, but this first entry is general photos of things that i loved when i was there. before i went, i spoke to robyn and asked her for all of her suggestions and i'm so happy i did (you'll see why later)!

a sample of the beautiful porticos throughout the city
(such a good idea when it rains!)

robyn will have to let us know what this is...

i think these are ruins of the old city walls

stairway to the parco della montagnola

in the park

heather the mermaid

my head getting bitten by the tiger

fontana di nettuno

san petronio basillica

it was actually hilarious that we found this because when we were in rome, a group of random people came up to us and gave us hugs saying "hugs for art" or "embrace art" and their exhibit was in bologna. and then we found it and several others throughout the city.

the piazza of little celestes (:


  1. breathtaking photos and you look beautiful as always!

  2. ummm, I cannot wait until my time to travel somewhere out of the US comes.. because thanks to you bologna is on my lost now :)

  3. I'm so jealous!!! your life is full of amazingness girl! Great photos!!

  4. how lovely!! all your photos are so gorgeous! and i am loving the "art"!

    i'm so excited to hear more about your adventures!

    p.s. that last photo is adorable.

  5. beautiful! i love that art installation :)

  6. I love them- especially the fountain, and the clothesline art. :D

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am in love with these photos. I can't remember the last time I was so jealous.

  8. also, i'm having a photo contest! you could win a fisheye camera, locket ring, pride &prejudice, and a t-shirt! just enter a picture of your favorite adventure to
    i'd love it if you'd spread the word!