17 May First Impressions: Bologna
I was quick to form first impressions about Bologna. Certain words sprung to my mind with very little or no searching; red, arches, solid, old, smart yet rugged.
They call Bologna “la citta rossa” (the red city) because of the warm reds, deep oranges, dark yellows cloaking the buildings, which from afar or in the blur of motion become a soft pinky red. It’s a fairly accurate description and makes for a beautiful, warm city to wander around.