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Bella Emilia

Emilia Romagna get’s me each and every time.

Story by Katharina Maria Zimmermann July 10th, 2014

BOLOGNA - CAPITAL OF ARCADES

A stroll through the belly of Italy – as Bologna is also called – can neither be disturbed by rain or (too much) shine. As the city exploded due to the masses of students who came here during the years, the Bolognians started to build arcardes. Now there are miles and miles of covered footpaths along the city.

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BIKES, PHARMACIES & APERITIVO

Live life the Italian way! And don’t forget to get your aperitivo at about 5 pm! (Sometimes you even get pasta with it!)

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MANGIARE! MANGIARE! MANGIARE!

It’s better than good. A visit to Bologna’s heart & soul, the market, is simply amazing! Just buy a bit of everything and later go to Bologna’s oldest Osteria (del Sole) to have an extraordinary pique-nique accompanied by some delicious wine.

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OR make it yourself.

Forming Pasta is harder than it might look!

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Italian nights...

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...and days.

Ferrara and Mantova are always worth a visit!

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in love with turquoise

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making rice for more risotto!

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aGAIN: time for aperitivo!

Mantova’s main square is rather charming.

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OR MEET THIS GENTLEMaN HERE?!

This is for real!

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GELATO!

When ice-cream is concerned, Italy is the place to be.

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VINTAGE GELATO BOXES.

Did I want to take them with me? Yes! Was I allowed? No!

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MASERATI?

Do you recognize this trident? Yes - it’s the original one!

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Footnote: On this trip to Bologna, Mantova and Ferrara I took my EOS 7D!
Emilia-Romagna, Italia