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And my last picture on this blog from my second semester in Italia, is this monument.  This monument . . . well, I have absolutely no idea what it’s for.  I like to think that Mussolini commissioned it because 1) the figure looks like an African figure, 2) there is a date (I cannot remember what) that is around the years Mussolini invaded Africa, and 3) it just makes sense, therefore, that this is a monument of Mussolini’s aspire to conquest part of Africa.  But this monument was close to my house second semester, and I passed by it almost everyday.  I’ll miss it for sure.  Just as I’ll miss Italia and all of it’s history and wonders.  One day I’ll be back though.  (taken 8.5.2015)

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I bought some flowers for my host mom on the last day in Ferrara.  She really enjoyed them!  I really loved staying with her family – they were so kind to me!  (taken 8.5.2015)

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I honestly don’t remember if I ever posted a picture of the ferrarese bread on my blogs.  So here it is: la coppia, or, as my dad calls it, desert bread because it’s really dry (obviously, he doesn’t like it at all).  I like it – even thought it’s dry there’s something special about it because no other city serves it.  But it’s meant to represent a couple sta facendo l’amore, and it’s served at weddings.  (taken 7.5.2015)

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Just un’ape sitting on un fiore in my last wanders around Ferrara.  Eventually he got fed up with me being so close to him so he flew off.  (taken 7.5.2015)

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Well, il recinto, the fence, started to be put up around Piazza Ariostea, where il Palio is held at the end of May.  I really wish I could have stayed to watch it but alas, I had to go home.  (taken 7.5.2015)

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Each night around 21:00 gli sbandieratori would preform for the city/practice in a piazza near il duomo.  It was very cool to watch – the piazza is closed so the drums and trumpets are amplified so much.  Each group has a different routine and tune that they play.  (taken 6.5.2015)

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Right – I honestly have no idea what these ombrelli are for.  The city just started hanging them up one day along a street.  I asked several people but they had no idea what it was for either – maybe an art exhibit?  Anyways, it’s still rather nice to look at.  (taken 3.5.2015)