It was not for the faint of heart.
For first course we had a mix of
- Lasagne with ragu
- Tagliatelle with cream and beef mince
- Tagliatelle with ragu
It was all washed down with the local Lambrusco wine, which is one of my favourites as I am a total cheap date.
For dessert A. had the chocolate cake with marscapone. There was about four times as much Marscapone as cake on the plate.
In short, it was not hard to see why Bologna has the nickname Bologna La Grassa - Bologna the Fat.
Bologna is also known as the city of learning (Bologna la dotta - the learned) as it is home to the world's first university and it is also known for its red colour and its "red" politics (Bologna la rossa - the red).
We had a lot of fun hunting down all three nicknames in photo form.
|The Universtity District|
|Bologna la Rossa|
|Bologna the red|
|Bologna the fat|
|A good choice of fruit for an orange-coloured city|
If you ever get the chance do go. It's only an hour on the train from Milan so it makes the perfect day trip.
|Taken by A as I couldn'tbring myself to look down.|
It made me rather queasy!