Bologna and Riolo Terme

The next part of our trip was to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, where we visited the historic city centre of Bologna. The University of Bologna founded in 1088, is the oldest existing university in the world.

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Beautiful brickwork on Santo Stefano’s Basilica

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All the family

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We then spent five days in Riolo Terme. Work for my Husband, massages and thermal baths for us.

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imageIMG_3788IMG_3811Peeling bark -inspiring!

IMG_3850IMG_3851IMG_3859A wonderful dinner at La Grotta Ristorante in nearby Brisighella.

My first taste of White Truffle

My first taste of White Truffle

Calamari with cauliflower mash and beetroot chips!

Calamari with cauliflower mash and beetroot chips!

Giant crab with hand made gnocchi.

Giant crab with hand made gnocchi.

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