While my classmates were fighting for themselves in the fair, Caterina and I went to the botanic garden, which is affiliated with the university. Since the admission fee is free, it feels that no one is taking good care of the plants.
In spring, kids are taken out of schools for field trips.
The girl with the laurel wreath just got her diploma!
We visited the lively market streets!
The red butcher's.
In the front row of the photo are tortellini, which resembles Chinese dumplings. It originally came from Bologna. The name tortellini derives from the word torta in Bolognese dialect meaning cake because the batter for the wrapping is made from only flour and eggs with no water. It is stuffed with meat or cheese, can be served in broth or with sauce.
Beautiful plates as perfect wedding gifts.
Italians eat a lot of seafood.
Cheese in this region is a must-eat.
Huge chunks of meat products.
Colors are everywhere...
How can we survive without sweets?
In-season colorful Easter choco-eggs.
Caterina took me to a five-hundred-year-old osteria. Here guests have to bring their own food because they serve only wine. There are several nice delis around, so we bought some and went in. Guests can share tables with others and get to interact.
I felt like walking into an old Italian movie. Even the lady behind the counter looks so classic!
The images on the wall were given by the artists who came here to dine. Caterina said that the restaurant looks the same as it did in the 70s.
There are outdoor tables.
I bought seafood salad, tomato and eggplant au gratin, crema fritta (fried custard) and a glass of white wine.
Caterina insisted that I try Parmesan cheese. It was 2-year-old, and tasted so milky and lovely!
I took a photo of others' food. Here it is typical to eat bread with ham and cheese.
I dined with my classmates in the evening.
The girls chose a very romantic restaurant.
I ordered lasagna Bolognese. Because of the dim light, I didn't realize the pasta was green until I almost finished it. It was just so yummy!