We travelled to Bolognia to meet up with a friend of mine who moved away from Harlow and to Italy about 12 years. We were not meeting Julie until the Saturday lunchtime but we wanted to be in the area.
The campsite again wasn’t one of the best but would be useful for a trip into the city of Bolognia as the bus runs from the campsite every 2 hours. Unfortunately, by the time we set up and had lunch we felt 3 pm was a bit too late to go into the town and said that we would make sure we do it next time. We did go outside the gates for a walk and was hoping to get an ice cream but we were in the middle of nowhere there was not a shop or cafe in sight so we ended up relaxing outside Rosie for the rest of the afternoon. One thing we noticed a short way down the main road from the campsite was the number of prostitutes again. They were just standing along the road. There must have been about 6-7 on a very short piece of road.
We booked out of the site Saturday morning and headed to Bazzano which was about a 30-minute drive away. We parked Rosie outside Julie’s house and she drove us to a really lovely restaurant in Castelvetro. What a lovely traditional Italian village. Unfortunately, it was a dull rainy day and the photos I took of the village didn’t come out very well. The restaurant was really nice and cosy with candles on the table and a great atmosphere. The food was excellent too. Julie knows the owner and he couldn’t do enough to make our visit very special.
We couldn’t decide on which pasta to have for the main course so he got the chef to make up a plate of a trio of different pasta dishes. As we were coming out of the restaurant we noticed a separate little area/room that looked so romantic a perfect place for a romantic meal for two.
It was really great to see Julie and catch up on the last 12 plus years. We stayed overnight at a campsite in Modena before making our way to Venice. I know it was a bit out of our way but it was only a short drive and was from our ACSI book.