Nick's trip to Northern Italy
July 5 to July 19, 2008

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July 5: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milano busy with Saturday shoppers
Milan Cathedral built from the 14th century Milan Galleria next to the Cathedral
July 7: Bergamo, an historic hill town near Milan A city bus takes you up to the ancient Hill Town in the distance
View from the walled city. Note the hot weather: shirts off A promenade around the walled city was built in the 17th century
Cappella Colleoni, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture
A quiet park in the ancient city of Bergemo
Bergamo restaurant where I enjoyed a delicious lunch Veal Scallopini with mushrooms and mashed potatoes
The famous Leaning Towers of Bologna, a landmark of the city
July 7: Bologna's Palace of King Enzo. One of Bologna's famous porticos enjoyed by busy shoppers
Piazza Maggiore.  Free movies are shown every night at 9:00 pm Basilica di S. Peronio. The 5th largest church in the world
Bologna University founded in 1088 One of the colorful fruit stands in the alleys of Bologna
Part of the long (3.5 km) monumental roofed arcade leading up to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca
A church or chapel existed atop this hill for over 1,000 years The present church and grounds were constructed in 1723
July 9: Modena's Romanesque Duomo with the Ghirlandina Tower Modena is famous for Italian sports cars and restaurants
I enjoyed a dish of spaghetti with clams, followed by grilled sole in lemon sauce
July 10: Treviso, a beautiful city located in Italy's Veneto, has a river running through it
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