|town of Garda|
|Rich people used to see how big they could build towers in Bologna without much consideration to whether they were on stable soil. Many had to be taken down or have the tops lopped off|
|Colorful student graffiti in Bologna|
Ann Arbor has many ethnic communities within, mainly Chinese, Korean, Greek and Arabic but hardly any Italians. The closest Italian community is in Windsor Ontario (who some of its members were on my Summer Abroad program 6 years ago. We Americans would be welcomed and the Canadians would remind the hosts that Canadians and Americans are not the same). There is actually a large community of Italians in the UP in Negaunee who immigrated there to become miners along with the Finns and the Cornish people (who gave us pasties..lots of pasty stands up north and the charming yooper dialect that substitutes 'd's for 'th's). The Italians blended into the population in the suburbs but still have Italian clubs. I was a guest of my former roommate at one. It was a fundraiser for the victims of the April 2009 earthquake in the province of L'Aquila (where we were staying..our monastery was severely damaged).
And as long as that grocery exists (it is very popular), I will never run out of Aperol. I did notice they had bottles of orangicello..sounds good?