the first thing to be remarked are the porticoes in which nearly all the roads terminate.
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as I wrote to http://www.americassuburb.com/
We found your site looking for some local history. In any case, I am a writer myself, and I tried to look up St. Catherine of Bononia. Here's a bit of elucidation: Bologna, Italy's Latin name is Bononia. The saint is more familiar as St. Catherine of Bologna or Catherine de Vigri. [yes, bologna-baloney is from this town in Italy! it is student sandwich food (there were big historic universities there)]