The Photo Challenge #47 – Tour Guide

I was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, and I’m crazy in love with my hometown.
Why? Because Bologna is beautiful under any weather circumstance, the red of the bricks manages to brighten up even the worst foggy day. Because it has that Medieval touch I love so much. Because its many covered walkways protect you both from the rain in winter and the hellish heat in the summer. Because when it comes to food we are not prone to counting calories and we’re definitely not afraid of body fat. And, believe me, there are at least another hundred reasons.

It’s kind of impossible to accurately describe Bologna to people who were not born here. And I’m referring not only to people born in other countries, but also to people who were born somewhere else in Italy. Bologna is a way of life, something that runs in your veins, something you can never betray.

Two of the pictures are my mother’s. She kindly gifted them to me. Just check her IG account to take a full Bologna tour.


The Photo Challenge #45 – Weathered

Time goes by relentlessly, no matter how hard we try to hold it firmly in our hands. Seasons follow one another, incessantly, and the best we can do is to enjoy and cherish each and everyone of them.
That’s why last autumn I enjoyed walking on the Lungotevere in Rome, from the very weathered Ponte Sant’Angelo to the less weathered, but still very old, Ponte Sisto (in the picture) while the leaves on the trees were changing colors and firing up.