Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bologna in a Nutshell

The “In a Nutshell” series superficially summarizes an entire city, region, or country in a few bullet points. Ignoring historical and cultural complexities, I give you Bologna … in a nutshell:
  • In most of Europe, Americans can be embarrassingly loud. Not so here. Judging by my Italian fellow train travelers, watching movies on a tablet at full volume without the use of headsets is totally acceptable.
  • When dining out, make sure you demand your complimentary rose from the restaurant owner.
  • Aperitivo time = happy hour with free food. Buy a drink, enjoy the tapas. The U.S. needs to adopt this concept like yesterday.
  • In my next life, I wouldn't mind going to grade school here. 

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  1. Love it! Didn't spend enough time in Bologna when we were there.

    1. Thanks, Corine. I'd love to visit Bologna again in the not-too-distant future.

  2. Love this, makes me want to head back to Bologna and Italy asap!

    1. Thanks, Michael. I, too, am having some Italy withdrawal at the moment,