Ok, a secret. I’m posting our trip details out of order. We actually went to Bologna before we went to Cinque Terre but I was so excited about my pics from the Mediterranean coast I couldn’t wait to share them! After Florence we headed about 30 minutes north by train to Bologna. The city has two leaning towers – one of which we hiked up to the top. The rest of the day was spent wandering through gothic churches and relaxing in historic plazas. My favorite thing about the city was the food! Bologna (also known as "the fat one") is rumored to have some of the best food in all of Italy and I’m happy to report that it’s true. Our dinner was out of this world delicious! Course after course of fresh homemade pasta and cheeses!
P.S. – At the end of the week, I’ll do a recap of where we ate, stayed and how we traveled for those of you looking to visit Italy!