Buses, trains and dear friends/autobus,treni e cari amici

Today I tried the public transport for the first time. I took an early bus to the station and a train to Modena, where I was met by Reanda, her son Diego and her daughter-in-law Judith. We spent a lovely day together in the countryside of beautiful Emilia Romagna. First we had a look at Pavarotti’s home and then drove past the Ferrari factory – I saw where it all happens, Alistair and Andrew! We also explored the beautiful village of Castelvetro and I bought some basamic vinegar – the real thing, and afterwards we lunched at a superb restaurant nearby, Le Casette. I tasted tortellini for the first time – wow. The entire meal was mind blowing – there were so many courses. To help our digestion, we went for a long walk around Arceto, Diego and Judith’s village, and then on route to the station stopped at Scandiano – a lovely place with a huge castle. In the square there is a statue of the scientist, Lazzaro Spallanzani examining a frog with a magnifying glass – google this guy

Today I used public transportation for the first time. I took a bus to the station, and then went by train to Modena. Here I met and I knew Neven his son Diego and his daughter-in-law, Judith. We spent a beautiful day in the beautiful countryside of Emilia Romagna. We saw Pavarotti's villa, and the Ferrari factory – the place where everything happens, Alistair and Andrew! We explored the beautiful village of Castelvetro and I bought a bottle of balsamic vinegar, the real thing, and then we ate so well in a nearby restaurant called le Casette and I tasted for the first time in Italy the tortellini – mamma mia that food – many dishes. To aid digestion, we took a walk to the village of Grou, Diego and Judith and then we left for the station and we made a stop at Scandiano – a beautiful place with a huge Castle. There is a statue in the square of a famous scientist, Lazzaro Spallanzani. He examines a frog with a magnifying glass – you have to google this man – it is interesting. I took the train to Bologna and then I come back home on foot. What a beautiful day with beautiful people – thank you all – Martin and Odoardo we felt your absence. Tomorrow ... Dante Alighieri ... Good night, or I say good morning ...