1 MILLION reasons for an astute Bolognese to recycle old clothes

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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“No clothing company can continue to use the environment as much as it is doing today,” said the chief executive of H&M, the second largest retailer in the world in the field of fashion. This is why H&M Conscious Foundation has made available one million euro for those who find a new technique for recycling. […]

The business of art: Raffaele Quattrone

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Raffaele Quattrone in his own words: “If we speak about art Bologna will never be Florence, Venice or Rome even if it has been a point of reference for Italian culture. Bologna is a discreet little town that in order to discover its masterpieces you must remove it mask. If we talk about contemporary art, […]

Bored group of friends or radical artists?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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What happens when you take a group of friends from every corner of Italy, mix in a dash of creativity and armed with a camera? Answer: “We Are SocialZ” Founded in Bologna on March 22, 2013, this radical art group began publishing photos around Bologna showing bizarre twists to an otherwise normal scene. One of […]

Cutting private transport & going green a top priority

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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For Mobility and Transport councillor Andrea Colombo, his top goal at the moment is to get Bologna citizens out of their cars and scooters onto good ole traditional bicycles. Speaking at Festa dell’ Unità, “Bikes are our priority,” he reported. “In the last four years,” he continued, “the cycle tracks (around the city) have increased […]

9,000 Bolognese caught with their pants down, literally.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Or 8,866 to be precise. According to the Ashley Madison leaks over the summer Italians have featured predominantly in the list among all the other European countries. And for the record, 85% of those who checked off Bologna as their place of origin are unsurprisingly men meaning that 1,300 are female. Women in Pieve di […]

Sneaky cameras set to catch speeders

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Newly mounted cameras on Viale Panzacchi and Via Stalingrado have been surreptitiously located behind lamp posts or trees to catch spending offenders.    The cameras are part of the council’s new campaign to fill up their coffers with cash. How else can it explain the sudden introduction of several more telecameras on Via dei Mille, […]

FREE Bus Travel for kids

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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Thanks to an initiative by the municipalities of Bologna, Reno and San Lazzaro in collaboration with Tper, children attending primary school this year and resident in their respective areas will benefit from free urban public transport. Subscriptions are valid from 1 September 2015 whilst the last ones of this year were sent to the families […]

Change of heart & management for San Sisto-Two Towers Hostel

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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Hostel San Sisto-Due Torri are pleased to announce a complete restructuring of their hostel with a great emphasis now on “Putting people first,” an enthusiastic Thomas Migliaccio added. As special commissioner for the Emilia-Romagna region of the Italian Youth Hostels Association, which manages the two hostels, Migliaccio began this interview: “Firstly, a big thanks goes […]

San Lazzaro inherits Bologna’s penchant for traffic chaos

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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San Lazzaro phase 3 roadworks between Savena bridge e Via Fornace started in earnest in August closing off long stretches of road. Traffic from Bologna towards San Lazzaro was diverted for miles around the outskirts for a few weeks leading to plenty of complaints for angry motorists. The diversion has since been rerouted again around the Emilia […]

City Police, day shift only please

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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Police on war footing against new shift hours. Night shifts? Sunday work? No thank you. The vigili city police are on a war footing in half of Italy. Some are accusing them of acting like a caste? When such rebellious intentions were first aired over a month ago by the comune, all hell broke out […]