The second city we visited was Bologna. A much larger city than Modena, but equally enchanting!
The train from Modena to Bologna was just over an hour and costed us about 8€ for a distance of about 50km.
Here’s some photos of Bologna to give you a flavour…
Street book-readings organised by the bookshop (open till midnight), where all those red stools and chairs are.
The main square with the “Basilica” (i.e. cathedral) that is being renovated, so its facade is printed onto canvas, covering the scaffolding. A neat way to maintain the ‘view’.
View of Piazza Maggiore as the sun had just set.
One example of the city’s (simple) bike infrastructure (it was the sear number of bikes that made the difference rather than ‘proper’ infrastructure). Note that the bike would go against traffic, in marked path, so to face traffic and make proper eye contact (you can see the directional arrow at top of image, near the ‘pram’).
Italian postal bike =)
There was always something interesting going on in the streets, like this small gig… where passers-by would just stop, sit on the kerb, listen, eat ice-cream and enjoy the warm night… not bad uh?!