Restaurant devastated by motorway explosion reopens

Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Il Randagio entrance

Local councillors celebrate opening The Randagio was one of the premises damaged substantially during the explosion on 13 of August but with all hands-on-deck they managed to clear away the debris quickly, repair most of the damage and get back on their feet in no time. Councillor for Insieme Bologna Andrea Spettoli (along with his […]

Homeless and forced to beg at the door of the Comune

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Ivo De Marinis outside Comune offices

Ivo De Marinis, 53 years old has been fined many times for begging right under the archway leading to the city council offices but he neither cares nor feels threatened by the thought of more. He admits to Bologna Press that he has bigger worries on his mind: “I don’t have a home since I […]

Fears of more bridges collapsing

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Pontelungo Bridge, Source:

ER: 8 underpasses under immediate observation As a direct consequence of the disaster in Genoa authorities in Emilia Romagna have launched investigations into high-risk infrastructures around the region, particularly around Bologna. There are several bridges in the city that do not let people sleep peacefully. Starting from Borgo Panigale-Reno, one of the areas with the […]

‘Solidarity Income’ already paid to 20,000 people

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

8,000 families have benefited, among them many single people and underpaid workers. Criteria changes lead to increase in the amount of the monthly contributions Bonaccini and Gualmini: “Nobody must fall behind, Res is a new pillar of regional welfare” There are about 20,000 people and 8,000 families in Emilia-Romagna who have obtained Solidarity Income (Res) to […]

“Francis Bacon. Mutazioni”

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Papa Pastello

By Giorgia Ferro With the summer season, a new contemporary exhibition was inaugurated in Bologna: “Francis Bacon. Mutazioni” at Palazzo Belloni in via Barberia running from the 1st of June to the 16th of September. About 70 works, including drawings, pastels and collages, created by Bacon between 1977 and 1992. They reveal to the public […]

A new political party is born!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Volt Team Italia

The first Italian pan-European party takes to the field The left is struggling to regroup and Italy is without real opposition. The country is at the mercy of Matteo Salvini’s outbursts and the existential uncertainties of Luigi Di Maio and the intense bickering taking place inside the Democratic Party. On Saturday, July 14, a group […]

Metal detectors and sniffer dogs at Bologna Centrale

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Anti-terrorist police agents.

Anti-terrorist plan in place with undercover police, gates, barriers at entrances Metal detectors, sniffer dogs for drugs and explosives, agents in uniform as well as plainclothes have begun to check the underpasses, and barriers and gates restrict access around the station. Fortunately nobody seems to mind apart from the small groups of illegal porters who […]

Mobike revolutionizes bike sharing in Bologna

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Tourist on Mobike

New system offers complete freedom for users The comune lauds it as the largest and most technologically advanced platform in the world and started to supply bikes in mid June with a progressive deployment over the summer. Any bike stations are already in use around the city. The duration of the service will be six […]

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY: Popoli Pop Cult Festival

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
L'uomo Leone

Not to be missed It’s an annual event that manages to bring “the whole world to a small village” and after each occasion wins new acclaim. The Popoli Pop Cult Festival of Bagnara di Romagna celebrates its X edition from 28 June to 1 July. To celebrate the milestone many more new and exciting initiatives […]

Road fines increase by 300%

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Eleven thousand sanctions in 2017 Appeals process literally disappears The typical Bolognese driver is now more conscientious regarding parking, slightly less of a speed hog, but a lot more careless on bus lanes and limited traffic areas. And above all, they are intolerant to red traffic lights. This worrisome profile has shown up in the […]