Archive for August 25th, 2003

25th August

First Published in The New York Sun, August 25, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

Recently, I returned from a vacation in Italy, a country that I have had the great delight to visit a number of times in the past 30 years.

My modus operandi when traveling in Italy is to rent a car and drive between cities. When my wife and I were discussing our itinerary for this trip, we found that the distance between a stop in Perugia, and our final destination, Lake Maggiore, was a bit too long for me to comfortably drive. The solution was an intermediate stop, a pleasant prospect in a country where nearly every city and town is worthy of a visit.
When I suggested that we might want to revisit Bologna, my wife was skeptical. Our first visit there in 1976 was a flop. But that was then and this is now,
so we decided to give Bologna a second chance. I’m glad we did.