Bologna – what a surprise you were. A day sandwiched in a two-night stay to catch our breath before heading to Florence so no great expectations. I’d loved to have stayed longer. The impression I leave with: relaxed, style-y and with an edgy youth vibe, and arched walkways, lots of them. Here are some photos of the terracotta rooftops from our terrace and the nearby streets including San Petronio basilica and “the two towers”. Seems old rich families in Bologna were into one-upping their neighbours to build the tallest tower and there was once about a hundred of them across the city.