above: the water is spouting from the breasts of the mermaids. Quite amusing in fact.
above: plenty of ancient architecture remains throughout...
above: this is one of the original city gate/monuments, there used to be 180 different such structures surrounding the city.
above: The streets of Bologna have 45 kilometers of these wonderful portiticos (promenades), covered to shield pedestrians from the elements and provide a marketplace atmosphere.
above: no idea what this is, but I liked it.
above: cute restaurants can be found on side streets, neatly tucked away from the busy main streets.
above: this was interesting. Everywhere I looked, I saw windows with these types of shades on the exterior. s a side note, check out the cool statues lining each window!