Bologna and Morandi

On our way to Tuscany, we stopped in Bologna. We hadn't been there for a long time and took great pleasure walking through the city's old medieval centre.

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Piazza Santo Stefano with its porticos – a trademark of the city – and old merchant houses.

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Via de' Pepoli, where – starting in the 1340s – the Pepoli family came to possess several buildings, creating a real urban neighbourhood of their property that allowed the coexistence of the different branches of the family.

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Being in Bologna, we wouldn't have missed the opportunity to visit the museum dedicated to Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), a native of the city.

  Still Life,  1956, detail, by Giorgio Morandi, Museo Morandi

Still Life, 1956, detail, by Giorgio Morandi, Museo Morandi

  Still Life , detail, by Giorgio Morandi, Museo Morandi

Still Life, detail, by Giorgio Morandi, Museo Morandi