BOLOGNA – Day Four – Part Two

DSCN0956The Instituto dei Ciechi Francesco Cavazza is a school for the blind, which was founded in 1881.DSCN0955Nearby is the Porta Castiglione – a gate into the city which was part of the 13th century medieval wall system that protected the city.DSCN0957DSCN0958Enrico Panzacchi was an Italian poet, and art critic, as well as a professor at the University of Bologna.DSCN0959DSCN0961In Piazza di Porta Castiglione, you will find the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia.DSCN0962DSCN0963DSCN0964DSCN0967DSCN0968On Via degli Angeli, you will find the ex-Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli.DSCN0969DSCN0970DSCN0972DSCN0973DSCN0975DSCN0977Near the Instituto dei Ciechi is the Chiesa di Santi Giuseppe e Ignazio.  DSCN0978DSCN0981DSCN0984DSCN0986DSCN0987DSCN0992DSCN1001DSCN1004DSCN1005DSCN1007DSCN1010DSCN1029DSCN1017The 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.DSCN1018DSCN1030DSCN1034The Caserma Cialdini is an army barracks, still in use today.DSCN1031DSCN1040DSCN1041DSCN1049DSCN1051DSCN1053DSCN1057DSCN1058DSCN1063DSCN1067DSCN1071DSCN1072DSCN1076DSCN1080DSCN1082Porta 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.DSCN1083Near the gate are statues honoring the partisans who fought at this exact spot in 1944.DSCN1087Nearby, a section of the old city wall still stands.DSCN1089DSCN1092DSCN1101DSCN1109DSCN1110Mambo 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.DSCN1117DSCN1121DSCN1123DSCN1137DSCN1144DSCN1147Believe 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.DSCN1153DSCN1156DSCN1159DSCN1168DSCN1163DSCN1184DSCN1185Dating 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.DSCN1186DSCN1190DSCN1192DSCN1195DSCN1199DSCN1207DSCN1211DSCN1212DSCN1216DSCN1224Next up: a return visit to the eternal city of ROMA!

Note: this blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations which may appear.

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