Bologna needs to show its international colours

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Bologna: The biggest smallest city in the world! Having just celebrated St Patrick’s Day on March 17th, Bologna has finally taken one big step towards acting like the big city it so wants to be. Our city councillors and mayor travel the world selling Bologna to tourism and business fairs, yet most people have neither heard […]

Salaries rise across Emilia Romagna

Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Average €2,700 Euros/month The “Geography index” of top earning areas is out. According to the Permanent Job Pricing, which analysed every region in Italy, Emilia Romagna is the second area where employees earn more with an average of 31,796 euro gross per month. Lombardy clinched top spot with 33,481 euros whilst Trentino-Alto Adige just slipped […]

More immigrants heading for Bologna

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Appeal to district mayors to reach a positive conclusion It’s a topic that has tempers frayed and follows endless heated discussions. However, an agreement is urgently required for, as one mayor mumbled, “Someone else will decide for us and it will be too late.” The anticipation of another influx of immigrants to the Province is […]

Via Petroni: “It’s not our fault”

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Traders deny responsibility for social problems And Alce Nero threaten to up & leave City Mayor Virginio Merola appealed for everyone to work together to solve the problems in Via Petroni. Meanwhile, the street traders who many blame for the general degradation and social malaise that seems to be a permanent blotch on the area now, […]

Piazza San Francesco: “To like or not to like…”

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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Fans Vs critics for new restyling plan The battle to improve Piazza San Francesco started even long before the actual plans were realised into the present day make over. The open-plan square with its numerous rows of wooden benches atop concrete blocks have no doubt modernised the public space but residents and visitors are equally […]

Go raibh míle maith agat Bologna!

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Bologna to go green for St Patrick’s Day Irish: first ethnic community to be recognised in BO Tourism Ireland has just added Bologna to the official list of Italian attractions that will go green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on 17th of March. As their web site states: *…some of the famous attractions and sites […]

Is VEGAN the new BLACK?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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By Mary Jamil Bologna “la grassa”: so this fascinating city has been traditionally called, with reference to its luscious but definitely fattening cuisine. Many people know that Bologna is the  homeland of mortadella (“baloney sausage”), tortellini, and the superb green lasagna, all of which are undeniably delicious but also notoriously calory-laden. Few visitors to Bologna, […]

25 million euros for cycle paths in Emilia Romagna

Monday, March 6th, 2017
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New laws to support cyclists Each new road to get a new cycle path It’s an ambitious goal indeed: to double the number of cycle paths in just a few years throughout Emilia-Romagna. The region has launched the law to support a renewed approach in bicycle mobility. For this reason, they will invest 10 million […]

Bologna City wins BIG DATA race

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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European Meteo HQ set to move on Bolognese soil One of the first notices to hit the web announcing the win came from Marco Lombardo, PD, who proudly declared via Facebook: “YES; WE DID!” On a local level, Lombardo along with some of his colleagues was always insisting that Bologna should become the next HQ […]