Modena, Ferrara, and Bologna are in news today for sad reasons. Earthquake today struck about 22 miles northwest of Bologna. The origin is in between Ferrara and Modena. Number of deaths has increased to six, hope it goes up no further.
I was in Modena and Bologna in April 2010 and have pleasant memories of the place. The news reports indicate the plains near Modena suffered serious damages. Some f the historical sites of the Emilia-Romagna region of the Po river valley, have crumbled. Bologna luckily escaped mother nature’s wrath.
The cities are such that one can hardly resist the temptation of falling in love with these places. Here are some views of streets and cathedral of Modena.