City Image Under Threat

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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A five year boom for restaurants (+ 31.9%), minimarkets (+ 48%), cafes (+ 233%) Minister of Culture, Bruna Gambarelli, fears that Bologna may soon pay for its own quick success story. The rush to develop tourism in the city is likely to transform the dream of becoming the City of Food in the future, and […]

Food for the poor (ITALIANS), NOT IMMIGRANTS

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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Forza Italia to Help the Impoverished Many, sort of… By Samuel Stolton Door-to-Door help and free food packages for the impoverished many. Bologna has been in need of such a righteous deed for a great deal of time. And it has finally come, but with a twist. The Emilia Romagna camp of Forza Italia, in […]

San Luca cable car to make a comeback!

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Bernardini proposes historical revival: “It’s possible and ecological.” The idea of restoring the cable car up to San Luca, closed in 1976, had come to light in June last year, during the steaming election battle. The proposal came from the contender for mayor Manes Bernardini, president of Insieme Bologna. The proposal, which immediately stirred up […]

City population hits 60,000 neo-Bolognese

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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But city council rejects round table meetings with community reps Bolognese journalists hit out at flippant disregard for non-native citizens When articles first appeared on recent statistics showing a massive increase in Bologna’s multi-cultural shift, nobody least expected how the comune would react. Alas, some council members are not entirely happy that 60,000 Bolognese citizens are […]

Bottura gives his blessing for Antoniano

Monday, August 21st, 2017
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By Simone Lippi Bruni (This article first appeared in the pages of our partner’s publication Piazza Grande. We thought that they highlighted a very important social issue that we should also publish it here too in English). World renowned chef Massimo Bottura gave his blessing for the new canteen of Antoniano named after to Father Ernesto Caroli. The […]

NDJEBEL – The assistant cook and asylum seeker

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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By Alice Facchini (This article first appeared in the pages of our partner’s publication Piazza Grande. We thought that they highlighted a very important social issue that we should also publish it here too in English). Can asylum seekers work or not? There is great confusion over the need to hire a migrant who has not yet obtained […]

Dutch blogger: ‘Bologna’s potential to surprise’

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Bologna: High on my list of favourite Italian cities By guest writer: Emiel Van Den Boomen The Italian region of Emilia Romagna, with the city of Bologna at its center, was honestly speaking not high on my list of places I wanted to visit. How wrong I was… Early July I spent some days in […]