Woman surprises Bologna in her birthday suit

Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Caught in the Act: Mysterious Nude Woman Stopped in City Centre.   By Samuel Stolton Passersby where left aghast last week when a twenty-six year old woman from Aosta was caught sauntering through the streets of Bologna, completely naked. The woman, as yet unnamed, was apprehended by police on the viale Pietramellara on Wednesday evening […]

Boom in fines for motorists using phones

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Distracted drivers up 37% During the first four days of a targeted campaign on mobile phone use while driving, the municipal police conducted 101 controls and sanctioned 16 motorists for violating Article 173 of the Road Code. The specific law prohibits use of telephones by hand, not just for conversations but also for messaging or […]

City gives birth to ‘One World’

Friday, July 28th, 2017
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The association for foreigners who are also looking to future elections. By Olivio Romanini Colonists of Virginia in 1775, had a slogan re claiming the illegality of taxes in situations where parliamentary representation was absent: “No taxation without representation.” The parallel may not be exact in this case, but fundamentally this is the philosophy that […]

Hoteliers take aim at Airbnb & Booking

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Calls for ‘Equality’ regarding competition rules A dossier complied by Confesercenti on all the room offers across major online portals reveals that: “The market saturation is now 50% meaning that private citizens represent an unfair competitor to the hotel industry. There must be a remedy put in place, but the regional authority is too timid […]

Drunken Spanish students damage parked cars

Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Chaotic scenes around Porta Saragoza Kicked-in doors, torn-off wing mirrors and just for good measure they also jumped on car bonnets as if they were on a nightclub dance floor. The Spanish students aged 22, 23 and 25 years-old were apparently competing against each other to create the most damage. A local living in Porta […]

Cucine Populare no.3 opens in Saffi area

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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Morgantini does it again A few months ago we wrote an article in Bologna Press* telling the story of how Roberto Morgantini and his dedicated team of volunteers serve lunch and dinner to the many people who face great financial difficulties during these times. And now two years after the first Cucine Populare (Peoples’ Kitchin) […]

Marconi ‘may’ offer compensation for aircraft noise

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Residents get results of health monitoring Chairman of Marconi airport Enrico Postacchini went on record to admit, “We are ready to discuss compensation for disturbance and damage from aircraft noise, but in the last few years we have been fully committed to reducing discomfort and the results are remarkable.” It’s the first time they have […]

Asinelli Tower reopens for tourism

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Tickets go online and increase in cost One of Bologna’s most symbolic monuments has finally reopened to visitors after 3 months of work, which included reinforcing the internal staircase and upgrading the terrace. Ticket increases, ranging from 3-5 euros, but discounts are available (for children under 12 and adults over 65). Tourists will no longer […]

Morandi Museum committee sues the Comune

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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The lawyer representing the committee who are overseeing the restoration of the museum at Palazzo di Accursio has filed a suit against the municipality. The case is demanding that the works of Giorgio Morandi be returned to Palazzo di Accursio. The organisation ‘Ape-Confedilizia’ does not accept the decision to leave Morandi’s works at Mambo. The […]

The Grand Priory of Malta

Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Arise Cavaliere Antonio Castellano! The Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, appointed its third Bolognese ‘Knight’ for distinguished services to charity work. The Order, which is under the Spiritual Protection of His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani, recently held its annual festival in Malta to celebrate those Christians from […]