Ravenna, the city of Byzantine Mosaics

Ravenna, the city of Byzantine Mosaics

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Emilia Romagna, Italy, Ravena | No Comments

In 49BC, Julius Caesar assembled his troops in Ravenna for his famous march across the Rubicon River, an action that started a civil war and basically ended the Roman Republic. Caesar came in from France where he had just defeated Vercingetorix and the army of the Gaul at the Battle of Alesia in what is […]

Rimini: Augustus, Malatesta and Fellini

Rimini: Augustus, Malatesta and Fellini

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Emilia Romagna, Italy, Rimini | No Comments

From June through August, this small city becomes one of the most famous seaside resorts in Italy. There are literally hundreds of hotels and hundreds of bars and discos. The beach is 15km (9 miles) long and filled with possibly 9,000 beach chairs and umbrellas and 900 volleyball courts. If you think about it, it’s […]

2003 – Bologna and why you need to get an international drivers permit

2003 – Bologna and why you need to get an international drivers permit

Posted by on Nov 9, 2003 in Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy | No Comments

The driving directions from the hotel were: follow the signs to centro and go to Piazza Maggiore, we are next to the St Petronio cathedral. It was raining pretty hard and street signs are hard to find in the rain, even harder when you don’t know what you’re looking for. We followed the signs to […]