After bopping around Sterzing we drove 3 more hours south to Bologna! We checked into the Holiday Inn and then went in search for some dinner.
The next morning... up and at 'em!
Looking out the east side of the piazza down Via Pescherie Vecchie.
Also on the square is the huge San Petronio, one of the finest Gothic brick buildings in Italy. The end result looks a little strange at first glance with an unfinished facade. Money to finish the church was diverted by the Pope's man in Bologna towards a new university so plans had to be modified.
Coats of arms of its more famous graduates decorate the area.
Back out on the street with some rain clouds rolling in.
We wanted to go see some pieces by Michelangelo that were in the city so we walked down to the Piazza San Domenico.
I love the uniformity and consistency of the red rooftops. If you look closely you can see the Santuario di San Luca on top of the hill just right of center.
"What a bunch of Bologna!" :)
Safely back on the ground.
I don't know what this is, but I like it!
We had a WONDERFUL day in Bologna! Next destination: Florence!