Shelley left for home on Friday morning at 4:00 a.m. There was a national transportation strike here in Italy “scheduled” for Friday. We were concerned that the taxis would be very busy so she left a bit early for her flight. She is home safe and sound and wrapped up in the busy activities of her house and home. Her family is happy to have her home.
I went back to class on Friday morning to find myself in a review day. Oh my, lots to take in on one day. Indefinite adjectives and pronouns (some, few, a little, a lot) and double object pronouns, also known as pronomi combinati (i.e., I gave him it). I knew my Saturday (and Sunday) in Bologna would include some studying.
I started my Saturday by enjoying fall in Giardino Margarita.
After studying I took a walk to the city center to see what was happening. I gave myself the mission of finding a jigsaw puzzle to do in the evenings.
We live in a quiet neighborhood that is a 15 minutes walk to Piazza Maggiore.
What happens on a beautiful fall day in the city center in Bologna? On Saturdays and Sundays the city closes off the two main streets (Via Ugo Bassi and Via Independenzia) through this part of town as a pedestrian area. Ten minutes into my walk before I reached the center, I could begin to feel the buzz from the middle of the city center.