Bologna’s streets are perfect for wandering aimlessly, filled with miles of covered porticos that shade you from the hot sun, and shield you from the rain storms — two adversaries that we’ve spent our entire trip combating. Eric took the boys to visit the Ferrari and Lamborghini Museums that are nearby (which I don’t have any photos of – though maybe Eric will add some eventually), but I spent nearly the entire time in Bologna just roaming around the narrow streets and eating the delicious food. I can never get enough pasta and Prosseco. We did climb up the Asinelli Tower for a chance to see all the rusty oranges, yellows, and browns of the streets from above. I didn’t do a great job of taking photos while in Bologna (I have almost none of the kids – though I did take a few while wandering and climbing the tower).
We also snuck in a quick trip to Milan for the day before saying goodbye to Eric (who had to leave early to head to work, much to our chagrin), and heading off to Sicily. Sawyer and I got to take a quick glimpse of The Last Supper while there, which he learned about with a friend (Hi Berk!).
The Pyramid & The Crowds
Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman by Botticelli
Christ in the Garden of Olives by Delacroix
The Young Martyr by Delaroche
Mona Lisa (somewhere back there)!
The Picasso Museum:
Corredo – La Mort Du Torero
Massacre in Korea
Two Climbed Monuments
The Eiffel Tower:
I only have photos of the Eiffel Tower from the ground because I didn’t climb it – the boys did though!
The Arc de Triomphe:
He doesn’t want to look at the feet coming up.
Two Foot Injuries
We had to visit a French Podiatrist for Alex’s infected ingrown toenail. Mission accomplished!
Somehow Eric managed to pick up a tick on his ankle. In Paris??
Two Activities with Sawyer & Alex
Fondue was a hit.
And Two x Two Fun Hours with Cadence
Just a few more photos from our stay in the castle:
We’re headed out of Paris on the train toward Cahors (southern France). We covered quite a bit of ground during our stay. The best part was catching up with my niece Cadence! She happened to be passing through Paris at the same time, on a school planned trip. I’ll post photos sometime soon. For now, check out the place we stayed at!