I had bought with me to Italy high expectations of Bologna but I am sorry to say that on balance I was disappointed and was happy to leave.
After a final futile search for the lost credit card we made our final packing adjustments and closed the door on the apartment where we had lived for three days. Odd that, that you can live in a place for three days or three years or three decades and then close the door and just leave. All you leave behind are memories, or perhaps a misplaced credit card.
We walked to the railway station of course and found it curiously calm. We purchased our tickets and with forty unexpected minutes to spare found a café in the sunshine for a coffee before returning to the station in good time for our train which rather unusually turned up just a few minutes late.
I didn’t look back as we left…
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