I have been in Bologna staying with a friend and neighbour from Brisbane. She has a great apartment right in the historical heart of Bologna, one of my favourite cities in Italy. I feel very lucky to be able to stay in such a wonderful place with a friend. I get know a city through the eyes of a local.
We have a similar interest in vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery so we boarded the train for nearby Parma to visit the enormous Mercantien Fiera. We only had a day so we had to miss most of the pavilions full to the brim with gorgeous antiques. Pavillon 6 had the vintage things we were looking for.
Here is a sample of the clothing and accessories on offer.
I love old buttons and Bakelite and other jewellery.
…some faces on show.
There were lots of gorgeous paintings.
…and lots of other wonderful things.
I do wish I had taken a truck…and lots of money.
One day is not nearly enough. Next year perhaps I will return for longer.