Piazzas, Palazzo and Pasta in Emilia Romagna April 27th 2011 23rd - 25th April 2011: Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna
London can seem like the coldest and greyest city in the world in February. I had been dreaming about Italy for months; the food, the wine, the buildings, the language (I had been taking Italian classes in preparation and really enjoying them).... but most of all the sunshine. I told people confidently in the week running up that as long as I go ... read more
Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Bologna Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
This blog started, as do so many others, with an attempt to let parents and friends know what I was up to during my first ever trip outside of Western Europe: four months in India. Unfortunately, after a near miss with the bombs in Mumbai in November 2008 my mother refused to read any more blogs as they kept giving her panic attacks...
My biggest joys in travel are awe-inspiring scenery, and what I would love to term 'comparative anthropology', but really... full info