Bologna’s Clock Tower to open for business

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Tourist access to more breath taking views over city center At an ad hoc council meeting mayor Merola has decided to open the roof terrace of Palazzo D’Accursio to visitors. They will be treated to stunning views over the city centre as well as the immediate surroundings below in Piazza Maggiore where the summer’s main […]

Huge turnout for S.Stefano Community Project

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Parco Lunetta Gamberini Workshop ideas to improve neighbourhood €150,000 set aside for education, social inclusion, digitalization, sport and culture. Parco Lunetta Gamberini & Surrounding Areas Santo Stefano Workshop 2017 for Parco Lunetta Gamberini area has two objectives: -The development of proposals and the vote on projects in public spaces within the participatory budget for a […]

Traffic fines double in two years

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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January 2015 – 2017: penalties from speed cameras and various offenses increased from 30,655 – 53,802. The never-ending drip of fines is making people furious and confused. They are being caught between a 50kph speed limit on Viale Panzacchi to using bus lanes around the train station at Piazza Medaglie d’Oro. Cameras at both these locations are […]

Bologna Photographed

Monday, June 26th, 2017
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By Giorgia Ferro Photography which tells a story. In fact, so many stories. Those of Bologna and of the Bolognese, of their faces and of their changes through the lens of the photographers. Bologna Photographed, this is the title of the new exhibition that the Cineteca di Bologna has set up under Piazza Re Enzo, […]

Comune gets rich on the stock market, again

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Millions in dividends for hard-up city council…to spend on more speed cameras Palazzo d’Accursio can thank its lucky stars, or rather, the stock market for a bountiful year. Due to their smart investments in Hera and Marconi airport, the comune has filled it coffers with a €13,433,622 windfall in dividends. The lion’s share came from […]

Bologna Marconi Airport

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Follow-me car gets a much needed upgrade…to a Lamborghini! While waiting on a delayed flight to Ireland travellers noticed an unusual site yesterday driving around the airport. The Follow-me car which is more often than not at airports the world over, a pick-up truck. However, management at Marconi decided to go one up and replace […]

Autour du Bain in Bologna

Monday, June 19th, 2017
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By Marie Noelle 10 years ago, when I got my Christmas presents, one of them had a beautiful delicate scent that I could not resist.  I opened it straight away and it was a little basket full of pastries with awesome colours and the scents blew my mind.  When I realised they were soaps and […]

Luvin’ Bologna

Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Japanese tourist can’t get enough… By Raffaella Rossi If you ask an Italian aficionado what their biggest dream is, they would probably say “living like an Italian.” Well, with Love Italian, a personal teaching Italian experience, this dream came true for a Japanese woman who spent 7 days living, speaking and eating like an Italian, […]

Well-mannered bank robbers steal €100,000

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Then take their time robbing safes Customers and employees of the Banco di San Geminiano and San Prospero were politely ushered into a separate room in the bank and asked not to come out until well after the bank robbers were gone. Witnesses caught up in the robbery spoke of two men with “An impeccable […]

Bolognese teens in Blue Whale Challenge

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Self-harm ‘game’ responsible for global trend in teenage suicides Director of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Stefano Costa warned about the alarming trend: “Once the phenomenon has been published, whether it’s real or not is irrelevant as there are usually attempts to emulate it.” And at the moment, there are four actual reported cases of Bolognese kids […]