As a tourist, my specialist areas of sightseeing are the Naughty and the Slightly Macabre. So for your delectation today I present a selection of intellectually improving boobies, bums and dangly bits from my weekend in Bologna. Click to enlarge, of course.
Actually this is one of Bolgna's famous landmarks, the statue of Neptune in the Piazza Nettuno. Made in 1567, apparently it annoyed the Catholic Church so much that for some years it had wear clothes. My guidebook also says that locals delight in pointing out this angle to photographic tourists. And yes, it's true - the woman who did our breakfasts in the hotel urged us to take this shameless smutpic!
Topless martyrdom! She's smiling bravely through it all, though.
(The church fresco, btw, has an amusing and highly controversial extra detail which you can't actually get close enough to see clearly. Oh, you naughty Christians. Why can't you just play nice? *sniggers*)
Votive genitalia from the archeological museum. Either Etruscan or Roman, but the labelling wasn't in English and didn't give a date. Since these were made as thank-offerings, presumably the afflicted parts got better. Or bigger. Or whatever it was that the supplicants were praying for...
old anatomy theatre. It depicts a flayed male corpse in remarkably ambulatory condition.
On second thoughts, maybe that belongs in Bologna - the grisly bits...