More Bologna

Saturday was a rainy day, so we really appreciated the fact that most of Bologna’s old town sidewalks are covered. You can walk around town and, for the most part, stay quite dry.

The covered sidewalks are great in rainy weather
The covered sidewalks are great in rainy weather
Neptune's Fountain on the Piazza Maggiore
Neptune’s Fountain on the Piazza Maggiore
An interesting pose for the mermaid riding a dolphin - water is supposed to spray from her nipples
An interesting pose for the mermaid riding a dolphin – water is supposed to spray from her nipples

We decided to visit a couple more museums – always a good choice for rainy days. First of the list was the Archeological Museum of Bologna that was closed when we tried yesterday. The museum is located inside a 15th century historic building and includes Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Etruscan exhibits.

Marble torso from a statue of Nero (1st century AD)
Marble torso from a statue of Nero (1st century AD)
Part of a collection of Roman burial monuments and milestones
Part of a collection of Roman burial monuments and milestones
The courtyard and fish-pond of the historical building that houses the museum
The courtyard and fish-pond of the historical building that houses the museum
The museum claims that its Egyptian collection is one of the most important in Europe
The museum claims that its Egyptian collection is one of the most important in Europe
The museum's Plaster Cast Gallery contains plaster copies of famous Greek and Roman sculptures
The museum’s Plaster Cast Gallery contains plaster copies of famous Greek and Roman sculptures
Marble sculpture
Marble sculpture

 

Next, we went to the Palazzo Fava to see the frescoes but found the place to be closed. Instead, we went next door to the Medieval Museum.

Part of the museum's collection of bronze statues
Part of the museum’s collection of bronze statues
There is a collection of illuminated religious manuscripts
There is a collection of illuminated religious manuscripts
There is a collection of medieval armoury and weaponry
There is a collection of medieval armoury and weaponry

We also popped into the the St. Peter’s Cathedral for a quick look and a couple of photos.

St. Peter's Cathedral
St. Peter’s Cathedral

So far, it looks like Sunday is going to be a relaxing day as we hang about the hotel. We leave Bologna tomorrow and head to Parma for a couple of days.

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