Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Saturday - Museo Casa Ferrari, Bologna, & First night in Padova

Museo Casa Ferrari in its context

Facade treatments on the museum

Communist rally in central Bologna

Basilica of Bologna

Libeskind-Terragni 9/11 memorial in Padova

Saturday was a full day of traveling towards our base camp for the weekend, Padova. Our first stop was Modena, to visit the Museo Casa Ferrari. The exhibit in the new building was focused on the formula-one racing heritage of Ferrari, and an exhibit detailing the course of Enzo Ferrari's life occupied the adjacent, historical building. Both were really great spaces, and had well layed-out exhibitions.

We stopped next in Bologna for lunch and a walk around the old part of the city, which is Medieval and dense with historical buildings. After some tasty pizza, we stumbled upon a Communist protest marching through the central piazza of the city, directly in front of the ancient fortress. We were able to slip into the Basilica as the crowd moved by, and spent time wandering the massive, somber halls of a truly impressive religious space.

We finally arrived to Padova just in time for a delicious meal at a local eatery. Afterwards Nick and I wandered by the river and found the 9/11 memorial standing there, which is a collaboration between Terragni Architects and Daniel Libeskind. 

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