Treasures of medieval Bologna collected in the salons of the Palazzo Ghisilardi include priceless rare codici miniati (illuminated manuscripts) and gold vessels, but the most riveting pieces are a courtesan’s shoes and other commonplace artifacts of everyday life. Ordinary funeral slabs provide such telltale glimpses as a relief of a supine university professor with his hands resting on a book, as if he has fallen asleep while reading, while statues show off the haircuts and clunky headgear of the times. With a little imagination it’s easy to think these are the men and women accompanying you on your wanderings through the loggias and squares of what is one of Italy’s most intact medieval cities.