Notte Bianca in via Andrea Costa

Last night was the block party in via Andrea Costa. The theme was Dancing in the Streets. There was folk dancing, burlesque, Zumba, and even country line dancing. Advertisements

Italian Folk Dancin

  On Saturday, I spent five hours dancing traditional folk dances from the south of Italy at Villa Serena at a festival organized by the Scuola TarantArte Bologna. I was inspired to learn… Continue reading

Summer berries

Picked up some raspberries at the Mercato della Terra.  I was tempted by the blueberries too.

Din at the Farmers’ Market

Barley with chickpeas at the Wed night market at Labas on via Orfeo

Salad is Life

A little bit of America has arrived in Bologna – a salad to-go joint on via Marconi called Salad is Life. The salad was good. The computerized ordering seemed unnecessary.

Sagra di Asparago di Altedo #Bologna

  Last Sunday we visited the Sagra dell’Asparago in Altedo, just north of Bologna.  We ate at the festival’s restaurant, cutely named Ristorante Tuttasparago.  We ate a lot of asparagus — including the raw… Continue reading

San Michele in Bosco

One of the better spots to view Bologna’s skyline

Giro d’Italia

Second time L and I have stumbled upon the Giro d’Italia. This time was on our way to the park in Bologna. The first time was when we missed a connecting train and… Continue reading


Returned to Dulcamara where I wwoofed two summers ago to see some friends and go on a leisurely hike. I was delighted my trip coincided with the blooming of the wisteria, which only… Continue reading

Via degli Dei

  This weekend my friend Jo and I did the last leg of the Via degli Dei from Bologna to Florence.  We did the first part last September.  We hiked from San Piero… Continue reading