2 Bolognese real life heroes

Monday, December 31st, 2018
Medal of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

Morgantini & Mucci honoured by President Mattarella The two Bolognese were among 33 people honoured in the Quirinale by President Sergio Mattarella. One is the founder of the Cucine Popolari, and the other is the policeman who came to the aid of those during the huge firebomb on the bridge at Borgo Panigale. They put […]

New Smart Parking App

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Emilia-Romagna launches new parking app Two new apps and a prepaid smartcard for bus and train tickets Travel throughout Emilia-Romagna is about to move into the digital age as smartcards revolutionise local public transport. There are four projects that will launch between now and March 2019 to make it easier to move around on trains […]

Sexist cartoon published by the Comune

Saturday, December 29th, 2018
Sexist Comic Strip

Tourism councillor apologizes on Instagram It was obviously all made in jest – if you still belong to the bygone era of Benny Hill and the Carry-On troupe, but no one was laughing this time. As soon as he saw it, councillor for Culture and Tourism Matteo Lepore, immediately phoned for those responsible for its […]

City is overrun with mice

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Comune increases funds to eliminate rodents Thousands of specimens of rdents are taking control of the city according health experts. “It’s a phenomenon that we face with great care,” assures health councilor Giuliano Barigazzi, “so much so that this year we added 50,000 euros to the budget for the fight against rodents, rising to a […]

ASCOM to clean up Via Guerrazzi graffiti

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Graffiti on personal property

Proposal: ‘Adopt a street’ The General Director of CAAB, Alessandro Bonfiglioli, has called upon Bolognese business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt a street or piazza so that it can be cleaned and maintained properly. ASCOM request The association of businesses located in Strada Maggiore have returned to this theme after Bonfiglioli launched the challenge back […]

Steve McCurry Exhibition

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Steve Mc Curry 3

“To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.” (William Faulkner) By Giorgia Ferro In a world characterized by growing discrimination and protectionist anti-immigration policies, the exhibition Steve McCurry “Una testa, un volto. Pari nelle differenze” showcasing at Palazzo […]

250,000 penalty points for traffic violations

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Mandatory breath testing

Bolognese increasingly disorderly behind the wheel Bologna’s roads are increasingly more dangerous than ever. Speeding, ignoring red lights, use of mobile phones while driving and child seats not being fastened with safety belts. Even basic rules are being completely overlooked now. DANGER: The highest stat registered by Road Safety Education Observatory in 2017 relates to […]

17 schools to be demolished!

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Classroom

Municipality: “Adapting them to anti-seismic criteria would cost more than rebuilding them.” There are 13 gyms and 17 schools of which the Municipality is the owner, and little by little will have to be abandoned because, in terms of a cost and benefit assessment, they cannot be fully adapted to current anti-seismic standards. They must […]

Sturmtruppen 50 anni

Monday, December 10th, 2018

By Giorgia Ferro In celebration of the Bolognese artist, Sturmtruppen 50 anni organized by Fondazione Carisbo and Genus Bononiae – Musei nella città in collaboration with the Bonvicini heirs, is running at Palazzo Fava until the 7th of April. Sturmtruppen is an Italian satirical comic book, conceived and designed by Bonvi (Franco Bonvicini). First published […]

Shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia violates order of alcohol sale

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Shuttered shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia

Checks by the Municipal Police confirm problems of ‘urban safety’ Forced to shutter at 19 A commune communiqué states: “The Mayor Virginio Merola, has signed an ordinance that reduces the opening hours of a neighborhood shop located in Via Caduti di Cefalonia, in the heart of the historic center: from the time of notification, which […]