American tourist dreams of living like a Bulgnais!

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Alrene in her Rosso-blu colours.

The future as a Bulgnaiṡ By Arlene Gonzalez-Kelsch Let me get right to it. I am an American woman trying to find employment in Bologna. I am not writing anything heartfelt or romantic at the beginning of this article (it’s coming, though) because I don’t know how many readers are going to stay with me […]

The Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Teatro Comunale

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Carmelites

By R. David Salvage Francis Poulenc’s 1957 opera The Dialogues of the Carmelites received an outstanding production this month at the Teatro Comunale.  A co-production with the Théȃtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris) and La Monnaie (Brussels), it arrived on a wave of acclaim and drew widespread media coverage. Inspired by actual events, Dialogues tells the story of a young aristocratic woman […]

The hunt is on for foreign reg cars

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Foreign reg plates

Comune will spend €3.5m to recoup fines Tourists or those passing through Bologna are avoiding road penalties. However, evidence from investigators in law enforcement agencies also point to ‘furbi Italiani’  (sly Italians) who are circumventing Highway Code sanctions and therefore make it impossible to notify drivers of pending sanctions. Retracing ownership of cars of course is very often a complicated and […]

Zhang Dali’s ‘Meta-Morphosis’ on display at Palazzo Fava

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Zhang Dali signing autographs.

Father of Chinese street art’s first anthology The father of Chinese street art in the nineties, now among the greatest artists of his country and the world, arrived in the city for his first Italian anthology entitled ‘Meta-Morphosis’, at Palazzo Fava until June 24, with Marina Timoteo as curator. Zhang Dali arrived in Bologna twenty […]