The Instituto dei Ciechi Francesco Cavazza is a school for the blind, which was founded in 1881.Nearby is the Porta Castiglione – a gate into the city which was part of the 13th century medieval wall system that protected the city.Enrico Panzacchi was an Italian poet, and art critic, as well as a professor at the University of Bologna.In Piazza di Porta Castiglione, you will find the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia.On Via degli Angeli, you will find the ex-Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli.Near the Instituto dei Ciechi is the Chiesa di Santi Giuseppe e Ignazio. The Santuario del Corpus Domini, or as it is sometimes called, the Chiesa della Santa, is a beautiful church, which dates from 1456. Inside of the church is a small museum, which is dedicated to Nurses and the art of nursing. Also kept in the church is the mummified body of St. Catherine of Bologna, seated in a chair, fully dressed, on an altar.The Caserma Cialdini is an army barracks, still in use today.Porta Lame is another of the ancient city gates. At one point, there were two drawbridges attached to the gate – one for carriages to cross over, and the other reserved solely for pedestrians.Near the gate are statues honoring the partisans who fought at this exact spot in 1944.Nearby, a section of the old city wall still stands.Mambo is the city’s museum of modern art. I didn’t go inside this time, but plan on visiting it when I return to Bologna in the future.Believe it or not, Bologna has a canal running through the heart of the city. It is only visible from a few spots in the city, but it is really a nice experience to actually make the effort and find it. It is lovely.Dating from the 14th century, the Casa dell Ex Orfanotrofio di San Leonardo, or the ex-orphanage of San Leonardo, is a typical example of the architecture of its time, with its wooden struts, and brick column.Next up: a return visit to the eternal city of ROMA!
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