Santo Stefano, Bologna, Italy

I had the opportunity to visit a truly spectacular religious and historic site in Bologna the last time I was in Italy, the Complex of St. Stephen, which is a series of seven churches meant to be a recreation of the churches of Jerusalem, with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre being the most prominent….

Arcades, Bologna, Italy

On a recent visit to Bologna, Italy, I was intrigued by the social contract, perhaps backed by law, where all building owners on major streets over the course of centuries have constructed their dwellings so as to cover the public sidewalks, sheltering pedestrians from the sun or rain, depending on the weather. There is still…