maandag 31 augustus 2015

Bologna - celebrating our Wedding day

Celebrating our 16th Wedding day in Bologna from 28-31 August 2015.

28 August: after arrival in our appartment we went for drinks (great white cold Italian wines) in our neighbourhood bar Gessetto, Via Guglielmo Oberdan. It still was smoking hot in Bologna (about 35 degrees Celcius) even at this time late in the evening.

We stayed at Residence Vita Studios & Apartaments, Via Marsala 47, Bologna, which was ok, although a bit warm, but this was because of the hot temperatures outside. We had to keep our airco running during the day. 

the roof terrace of our appartment

Saturday, 29 August; exploring the city
graffiti next door

many corridors, which we used to stay out of the sun

Visiting the Basilica de San Giacomo Maggiore, one of the many churches in Bologna

Bologna city centre: great pizza's 

Piazza del Nettuno

our first lunch with antipasto accompanied by the typical Bologna small round breads called Tigelle

lots of shops with great food in this street the Via degli Orefici

Piazza Maggiore 

A visit to the San Petronius church

After getting to the appartment we showered and dressed for a posh dinner at a 1 star restaurant 
Restorante Portici, celebrating our wedding day 
(one day too early coz they were closed on Sunday)

Sunday 30 August
visiting  the exhibition 'da Cimabue a Mirandi' at the Palazzo Fava Bologna

next stop: the piazza San Stefano

inside the Basilica di Santo Stefano  

In the evening we went for a simple trattoria meal in our neighbourhood. After dinner we visited the piazza Maggiore by night with a great view on the San Petronius church, eating our ice creams and sipping our drinks.

views from the highest bell tower, which P. climbed early in the morning

Monday, 31 August: visiting the University area

bit of a graffiti mess and very old sloppy buildings

our last Italian lunch before leaving for the airport (wow what great food this city has)

the 'student' place near our home with a view on the 'busy' Libreria.

We would like to revisit Bologna but then in another season when the weather is less warm. We loved the food, the wine, the numerous art work, old churches, palazzo's and visit the museums we missed coz they were closed on Sunday.

dikke kus

zondag 23 augustus 2015

Twente/Reutum revisited: Mooi zo Logeren

When we arrived lots of candles in- and outside the house were lighted, music was playing; we felt very welcome at 'Mooi zo Logeren'. 

Friday, 21 August, 19.30 hrs
Arrived at our destination, after a normal working day. We brought a good white wine, a few beer and all kind of snacks/goodies for a 'sort of dinner' on the porch. Lovely!

A few photos of the interior (groundfloor) of 'Mooi zo Logeren' a former lodge:

Saturday, 22 August 2015

After a sumptuous breakfast on the porch and enjoying the garden we started our bicycle tour.  

planning the tour

A lot of green meadows, various types of cows and biking trails through the woods. The scenic landscape varied all the time, which makes this area great for cycling.

bottom right: the neighbours have little chicks 

a visit to 'Het Stift' an old and protected village of the 12th century

inside the old church at Het Stift

photo made in the afternoon, coz the pink bag contains the goodies I bought in Ootmarsum (no pics of Ootmarsum).

feet up and enjoying a beer at our 'home' after this 55 kilometer bicycle tour

Welcome drinks outside & dinner at (cousin Harald's Droste's Herberg in Tubbergen). We had deer, that was shot by 'deerhunter' Harry, our landlord.

cycling back home in the dark after dinner with 'google navigation voice' to guide us

last drinks on our porch

Sunday, 23 August 2015
After 15 minutes walking in Hengelo we decided we saw it all and went, as suggested by Dianne, to Delden, where we visited the Salt Museum.

Delden, drinks in front of the church

Salt museum in Delden

After our visit to the Salt Museum we bicycled at the Estate Twickel, and in the surroundings of Delden. A beer afterwards, before going home. 
It was a lovely weekend.