Bologna Surprises

This probably applies to a lot of Italian cities, to be honest, but one of my favorite things is to walk down a narrow street and spot a fantastic building at the end. Graffiti and posters on each side of you and straight ahead, a rather grand building. And are those papal symbols I see on it with the triple crown and keys?

Bologna architecture papal symbols

Bologna architecture papal symbols

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  1. Agreed. The beauty is in the details which sometimes the locals forget even exist. I’ve often had my Italian friends tell me that they love the little things I notice that they either have forgotten or become desensitized to. I don’t know if I could ever get tired of it!




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    1. With my old Utrecht blog, I regularly had locals who commented that they’d never really noticed some elements or didn’t know the history behind a place. Sometimes it helps to see a place through a fresh pair of eyes and it’s fun, as a blogger, to be that pair of eyes.




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