Since it was Sunday, we expected the town of Parma to be quiet, which it certainly was. We got lost wandering up and down the romantically quiet cobblestone streets. I loved the post WWII restored buildings and their colorful paint schemes that speckle the roadways. Our first Italian meal was simply stuffed ravioli, Prosciutto di Parma, and a bottle of wine. The city of Parma was a great place to begin our Italian adventure!
|Parma Baptismal - the pink marble is so light and romantic|
|Parma city street - I love the painted homes, cobblestone streets and iron work|
|Prosciutto di Parma, ravioli, wine -- If you don't want to pay for the bread, you can always send it back.|
After we checked into our hotel, we headed into Bologna. The city was basically closed down since it was a Sunday night. We found one restaurant who advertised "authentic" Bolognese sauce, which was our main reason for hitting the city. Bolognese is my favorite! Well, the restaurant was certainly a tourist trap and the sauce was pretty terrible. I will always recommend grabbing some bar food or street food if you are in Italy and hungry on a Sunday night!! Oh well, we were able to see the University, statue of Posiden, and as many sites as we could on a Sunday night. Unfortunately, I brought the wrong camera lens into the city, so my pics didn't turn out at all. Travel Fail!!
Have you been to Parma or Bologna? I would love to go back during the week or a Saturday to see these cities when they are alive.
Stay tuned. The next post is our Valentines dinner in the Tuscan country side.