Ravenna, day 2

June 7th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ravenna, day 2

I woke up before the alarm this morning – because the room is a mini-suite I could get up, use the wash room and get on my iPad without bothering Aviva. We cancelled tonight in Bologna – no one knows anything about a strike so we’ll go back to our original plan to train to […]

Ferrara to Ravenna

June 6th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ferrara to Ravenna

We got up very early (5:30A) so we could get cleaned up and eat before trying to make a train just before 10A to Ravenna – otherwise it’s after noon. We checked out (too bad – this was one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in) and made the 9:22A train! It stopped everywhere… We […]

October 9th, 2003 by alephnaught


We managed to get up, showered and to breakfast so we could be moving out at 9:30A (this is quite a trick for Aviva, she’s not a morning person). We stopped in Chiesa Nuova first – its right by our hotel room. Then we went shopping. While walking through the Piazza de Comune in the […]

March 29th, 2000 by alephnaught

Church day

Aviva was really psyched for today. We saw the tomb of Julius II in the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter's in Chains); Michelangelo never finished it, and so Julius II is actually interred in an unmarked grave in St. Peter's Basilica (Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to do the Sistine Chapel and main […]