Getting away for New Year is a habit I resolve not to stop until I have to, and this time it was a few days in Bologna.  It's a beautiful city with lots to see and do there, but sadly with lots of beggars too.  This lady (I think) had dressed as the Commedia dell'Arte character Pierrette (ditto), and there is evidence in this photo that Scaramouche had passed by earlier.  If you seek out the unusual I recommend, which is a bookshop, kitchen shop, bar and restaurant all under one roof.  I'd have eaten the Tagliatelle Bolognese there every night if I'd had more time.