Day 4: in Bologna, Italy

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Here are a plethora of pictures i took in Bologna on our first day there. I was super excited to go to the city described as the capital of food, and stuff myself silly. I stuffed myself so much i could barely keep awake after  my first day there!

I count myself really lucky cos it’s my fourth time in Italy! Every time i return i just fall in love with the country more and more :) This is gonna be a bit of a rushed post cos it’s already 2:15am in London and i need to wake up at 8:30 to visit my grannie in the hospital one more time before my flight back to Frankfurt!

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I can’t help ooh-ing at daisies every time i see them JUST because we don’t get as many in Malaysia.
My aunty always says i’m gazing after weeds.

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Oh my lord… there’s nothing like pasta in Italy. Nothing.

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The fruits and vegetables are so bright, they look fake!

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It’s spring time which also means lots of flowers!!!

Prepare to view like 50 pictures after the jump. :p

 

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Uncle Mark, Aunt Gerry, Beatrice and Mario
Not the best background but…

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Beatrice and Mario were our devout tour guides our entire stay that weekend and i hope i can be as amazing as they have been when they come to Malaysia in June! Bea’s mum is a sommelier so she got dibs on the best restaurants to bring us during our short stay there. Molto bene!!!

The first restaurant they took us to was a real hole in a wall in a tiny lane just off a street. You wouldn’t stumble across it unless you were being a very detailed explorer, or knew exactly where it was!

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Sangiovese is such a great grape… it’s definitely one of my favourites now.

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Menu for my reference more than anything! So i can remember it 😀
I must say the best places to eat sometimes involve a menu that requires translation

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Oh my GOD i couldn’t stop eating parma, mortadella and salami while i was there.
At every single meal too!
Not very healthy for my allergies but i tried to pacify them that i was on holiday.

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My first meal in Bologna was a tagliatelle bolognese!
It. Was. Divine.
I don’t know how to describe how luscious fresh pasta is… it’s supple and silky and you can’t help eating more and more despite already being super full.

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I loved the tortellini stuffed with mince pork in broth too! I need to learn how to make this. If possible.
*suddenly thinks about how i don’t even know how to make pasta dough*

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Restaurant details:
Trattoria da Gianni
Via Clavature, 18, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Tel: +39 051 229434

After lunch, we took a much-needed stroll…

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… and gawked at MORE FOOD.

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I just love the yellows, and contrast of subjects in this picture… pineapples and peanuts!
Now there’s an idea for a funny textile print!

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Blood oranges are a type of citrus i don’t think i’ve tried

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Oh COME ON LOOK AT THAT. I dedicate the picture above to all my friends who love to cook!!!

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Mini peppers!

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Bologna is the capital in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, and above are what foods are famous in diff locations in the region.

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Hams…

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And more hams…

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If someone threw this block at cheese at my head, i could possibly die.

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All the flowers were so brilliant and bold and absolutely BLOOMING!

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Truffles for 15 euros a tiny pack.
I bought some things in the store and my bill was more than i expected!
Am feeling so broke from all the food+ books+present shopping i did on this trip -_-

After walking around Bologna, Mario and Bea took us to our boutique B&B which was a superb establishment called Callegherie. It’s so great that it deserves its own blogpost 😉

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The courtyard where the owners served us tea

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Bea opening some presents from Aunty Gerry and i as a congratulations for her graduation which took place the day prior.

We rested a bit. I remember i wanted to take a nap, but started checking my emails and that was it. No time to nap and went out for dinner!

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Gosh just looking at the pix makes me feel full all over again. I was sneaking pieces of meat unto Mario’s plate cos i really couldn’t eat so much and i could feel my allergies protesting..!

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Spot the limoncello

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With Aunt G and Uncle M <3

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