|Neptune's fountain with Bologna's Christmas tree.|
Buon Natale and Merry Christmas! I hope everyone who celebrated yesterday had a great day with family, friends, and loved ones. I love Christmas in Bologna. My favorite part is how the city decorates for Christmas; they string white, twinkly lights all over the city and along the front of the the Asinelli tower, the tallest tower in the center of town. I remember the very first time I saw the lights and the excitement and thrill I felt. Every year, when I see the lights for the first time it makes me smile. The city feels inviting, intimate, and comfortable – like the soft sweater you always go back to when it is cold and you want to feel warm and cozy. The lights cast a warm glow over the whole city and could make even the biggest Scrooge or Grinch smile and remember the true spirit of Christmas (love, kindness, and gratitude).
|Torre Asinelli (the Asinelli tower - the tallest in Bologna) all decked out with lights for Christmas! The tower with the lights on it can be seen for miles and miles around!|
|I love the creativity of this decoration. In addition to the lights, this shop owner strung up presents under the portico.|
|One of my favorite little streets in Bologna, Via del Luzzo, always looks so festive completely covered with Christmas lights.|