Sheet Music & Toilet Seat Art – 13 of Bologna’s Offbeat Museums

when I began lifting the lids to see the symbols painted under them, a very upset guard began yelling at me in Italian and then followed me the rest of the way through the museum – my contention is that there was art under the seats, so obviously the artist intended it to be seen!

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Bologna, Italy – Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca is a destination for pilgrims from all over the world and while I was in Bologna primarily to worship the food and architecture, I decided to make the trek to the magnificent sanctuary which sits atop the Guardia Hill and serves as the most prominent landmark in the beautiful city of Bologna.

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Bergamo – Italian City of Festivals

Bergamo is a trading crossroads for not only Europe but for the world. And, as a bonus – some wonderful festivals come with that.

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