There are some amazing old houses in Via Marsala, Bologna. A few date from the 14th century.
It is a delight to wander under the ancient porticoes and discover unexpected things. On one side of these wood and brick pillars is the cafe where I had breakfast.
…and on the other side…
…all you can eat sushi.
As I walked on towards the city centre I passed ancient frescoes with brand new motor bikes casually parked nearby…
…an ancient doorway with bicycles chained up in front.
This is the view when I looked up.
Bologna is a city that blends old and new very well.