Tag Archives: Emilia Romagna

The Basilica of San Petronio of Bologna

Bologna is one of the most livable cities in Italy, a city of universities, very international and it has the nearest airport from where I live when I am in Italy. Here friends arrive when they come over visiting me. … Continue reading

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From Arian Church to Catholic Church – the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna

Ostrogoth king Theodoric the Great built a simple but beautiful palace in Ravenna during his magnificent reign. And nearby he had his palace chapel: the basilica Sant’Apollinare. At that time, in the 6th century, it was a church for the … Continue reading

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On the Trace of Theoderic the Great in Ravenna

Worldwide in Western cultures I think children learn in school about Theoderic the Great. But do you remember where his reign was and what time he lived? I didn’t. And so I were surprised and happy to read about him … Continue reading

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A Day in Bologna

It’s about 25 years ago that I have been in Bologna in a freezing cold winter day. I remember the arcades and that we could walk without getting snowed in. This time it would have been a warm September day … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in the Tosco-Emilian National Park

On my trip through a few of the Northern-central regions of Italy I spent some days in the Appeninno Tosco-Emiliano National Park. It is a natural preserve with high mountains, gorges and wonderful old villages. I arrived here coming from … Continue reading

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