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Day 4: Bologna

And so we started the final day of our mini-break. We took a stroll through Florence from our apartment to the train station, and headed off to Bologna. We weren't going to have much time there because we also needed to head to the airport, but we resolved to at least spend a couple of hours there.

We deliberately decided to enter the city through its main gate, as though the medieval walls were still in place:

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Alfie very quickly spotted a very ornate staircase and resolved to climb it:

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It was very elaborately decorated:

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Getting to the top afforded us a nice view of the gate that we'd just walked through:

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We didn't have time to investigate the park behind it so descended and walked down the main street, soon discovering a statue of Garibaldi:

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We were hungry having only had some fruit for breakfast, so we knew what to do - look for somewhere selling spaghetti bolognese!

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From there it was a short walk to the main square:

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And then we travelled to the airport and headed home. We had a very tired seven-year-old on our hands but he didn't sleep at all until we were in the car heading back to his house. He'd a had a lovely time and his dad and I had too. And all this because it was cheaper to fly to and from Italy than travel by train in the UK! I think we'll have to do it again ...




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