There’s something wonderful about an Autumn trip. As the days are shortening, leaves turning and chill beginning to bite in Blighty, a weekend in the mediterranean is just a tiny turn-back of the clock, the summer just passed and somehow an anticipation of the one to come (as a friend said yesterday, only 70 days until the nights start drawing out!) The crowds have all wandered back to their four corners and the bright sun is complimented by crisp air…mmmm.
And there is probably no better place to enjoy the luxury of the Autumn ‘long-weekend-away’, than Bologna. The capital of Emilia Romangna, this richly historic, medieval city shares the museum-like feel and spirited nature of Rome, without the frenetic crowds and admittedly, the colossal sights. It’s a place to walk around without a plan, no itinery nagging at you, but endless mini-delights to absorb and observe and of course, savour!
I lie about the itinery…we did have one of sorts and that was to eat as much as was humanly possible in the space of 72 hours! And this is how we got on….