Boris Johnson, in one of his sensible pronouncements, said it is cheaper to fly to Italy than to fill up your car with petrol. So indeed it is.
We will be flying to Ravenna, Bologna and Verona next week. House and pet sitter all lined up, and he will be painting the house too. Deo gratias!
I am, of course, primarily going to see the Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna, 4th, 5th and 6th century A.D. when Ravenna was the capital of the Western world. Bologna, I’m told is enchanting, and Ruskin, whom I love, highly recommends the art and architecture of Verona. So, all in all, it’s going to be a strenuous, stimulating and God willing, very happy fortnight.
I will keep up with the blog, insofar as I can. I’ve rented apartments with wifi, so will be returning to this century and my blogs in the evenings/late nights.
If anyone has tips/”don’t miss” suggestions for these cities, do share!
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