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Bologna Reflections: An Uncommon Guide provides the visitor to Bologna with walking itineraries, historical information, and practical information to help you both before you go and while you are there. The armchair traveler will also enjoy the vignettes of Mary's experiences with the Bolognese as well as the historical information and even can imagine taking the walks aided by original artwork sketches invoking the midieval heritage of Bologna.

This website will keep up-to-date Bologna Travel Tips to supplement the book.

To purchase, please use Mary's Storefront at You can also find the book on standard books sources such as Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and others.

Leila's Gesture: A chance encounter with a young Muslim woman on March 20, 2003 . . .

Auntie's Muffins: Zia Giulia is not really my aunt, but that's what I call her . . .

Bologna Useful Information: Helpful guide to La Città Rossa. Maps, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Layers of Bologna: Take a guided walk through Bologna complete with pictures and maps. This is a chapter from Mary's book on Bologna brought to you on the web through the help of Philip Noyes.
Bologna Writings: Sit and enjoy Piazza Maggiore, stroll under Bologna's Porticoes, and explore the origins of the oldest university in Europe as you search for the L'Antico Studio di Bologna.
Poetry and articles about Sicily: Sicily Waits is a poem about Mary's first arrival in Sicily with translations into Italian and Sicilian. Also Milagro Acoustico.
At the Agriturismo: A Lovely Pause in Tuscany's Maremma Region: How to get away when you are away . . .

We have a full list of our recommended Italian sites. Some highlights are:
  • Poggio Moretto is an ancient farm with all the conveniences of modern accommodation and reasonable prices located in southern Tuscany.
  • The Association Turisti per Casa is an association of Bed & Breakfast homes where guests are welcome in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Last update: 15-Aug-2009      Page Author: Mary Tolaro Noyes