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Bologna Emilia-Romagna Italy

Bologna, what to see in 2 days

Bologna dalla terrazza di San Petronio

It’s true: you don’t realise how deeply you love a place until you leave it. I believed that I wouldn’t have missed Bologna, that moving away would have been a relief. And it was so… for some time. Then I started looking for Bologna in every corner, in every other city I’ve visited. Bologna got under my skin, as a painful wood splinter. But that splinter has now become part of me.

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lago di como
Italy Lakes Lombardy Towns Villas

4 places to visit around Lake Como

We decided to spend our 4th anniversary on Lake Como, visiting villas and swimming in the hotel private pool. For our stay we picked the fascinating Hotel Lario (big rooms, private pool, continental buffet-breakfast etc. Definitely not cheap but…