Alanea and Dave took me to Bologna, Italy on a 5 day road trip. We drove directly to Bologna (about 500km) and stayed 3 nights. Jeff, Cindy and Tyler, from Toronto, were visiting Cindy's brother and sister in law in Rome and so we met them all in Bologna which was very nice. We all stayed in a great hotel 5 minutes walking (which I love to do) from the centre and the statue of Neptune, God of the Sea. Bologna feels good, lots of good food, wine (according to Alanea), restaurants. Bologna has the oldest degree granting university in Europe which is interesting to Alanea but me and Dave just ate gelato. We were bundled up good because it was cold. Our hotel had a great roof top terrasse where Jeff and Dave had their photo taken with me. We left Bologna and traveled south toward the coast rather than go the short distance further to Florence or the even shorter distance to Parma (think ham) or Modena (think balsamic vinegar). We drove the coast road to Santa Margerita and Allassio (we saw lots of hot looking Italian cyclists on the windy road) which is are nice towns to stop for the night. There are earlier pics on the blog of Allassio however here is one of Alanea drinking expresso on the pier in the sunshine and me of course. Alanea says out next rip is west toward Basque country, stay tuned.