The first of Pearl Jam’s Italian concerts was in Bologna on 14 September. To get to Bologna from Bern I had to change trains in Milan. Passing through the beautiful Alps, the weather changed from partially cloudy in Switzerland to overcast and rainy in Italy. There was no passport inspection on the train, a great contrast to any Turkish border crossing.
At Bologna train station I met my cousin Graeme. We stayed in a chalet Centro Turistico Citta’ di Bologna. At EUR 65 a night it was good value but in an out of town location. Other Pearl Jam fans staying their included Finn Perttu and 4 Icelandic folks.
As I was in Bologna primarily to see Pearl Jam I only had a short while the following morning to see the city.
Graeme, Perttu and myself in front of a sculpture, Bologna