After a good breakfast at the hotel, our day started with a walk back to the closest train station which was about three quarters of a mile. It was only one stop from there to the central station in Bologna where we needed to switch lines, but it was a fairly long ride there. Once we got to the central station we had to walk to the opposite end of the station for our next train. The train was comfortable so it was a relaxing ride. It took about 40 minutes and seven stops to get to Vado and start walking again where we ended yesterday.
The initial walk out of the train station was a sharp incline but it was only about half a mile or less. Most of the rest of the day was spent walking on fairly level ground or a slight decline. Initially the traffic was light. As the day went along the traffic picked up but after lunch we mostly had sidewalks or walking/bike lanes into Bologna.
It was a nice sunny and warm day for walking with no issues. On a historic note, Bologna is home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna, established in AD 1088, and that’s not phony baloney!
Have a great Friday!