Long time, no blog!!
Now that my stint at the Trib has ended and I am my own employer (!!!) I have all the time in the world.
The first days off I recovered from moving out of my apartment in Paris. But I feel very "over" Paris and so I am thrilled to be in Bologna for a week! I smashed my digital camera on a silver teapot at Laduree (see previous sentence) so alls ya got here is words.
Coming into Bo on the train from Milano I noticed a large, modern looking elevated train track that I hear from a nosy townsman at a cafe where I met up with Emilio will carry a super high-speed train from Bologna to Milan in an hour. right now the Eurostar takes and hour-45 which isn't so bad as it is. But if the new train can get me from Milan to Salerno in 5 hours, now that would be something.
Otherwise, the biggest change I have (happily) noticed is that Gelateria Gianni has taken over the city! There are FIVE outposts now, and although I have yet to uncover them all, I did see one replaced the out-of-place Bodyshop store on the corner of Zamboni at Le Due Torri. Very cool. Now, no matter where in Bologna you are, you are never far from Vertical Limit, which has to be on my Top 3 of Best Gelato Flavors Ever list. The other two are Cioccolato and Pistacchio from La Sorbetteria, in via Castiglione. They are closed on Mondays, not Tuesdays, like they were in my university days.
Ode to Vertical Limit:
O you, named after the movie that came out at the theater nextdoor
Originally I shunned you for being a hazelnut concoction
But Federica was right; you are the migliore
You even make the Italians like something that resembles peanut butter
Faithful like a cane, my order will always be, "solo vertical".
So far, two days in Italy, two gelati consumed.