Art & Culture

Piazza Verdi Installation: A blight or bliss on the horizon?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

New installation for cultural initiatives is causing a raging storm The new structure, which was set up in early January in Piazza Verdi, has set the Bolognese against each other. Three reconverted transport containers sit just a few meters in front of the Teatro Comunale and it seems there is no end to the controversy […]


Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Mayor of Bologna: “The fragile beauty of Neptune has been restored thanks to the help of everyone.” Merola said of Neptune’s comeback: “We welcome the figure that the soul of every Bolognese feels close to and that has always transmitted to us the values of belonging, of community, of citizenship… It’s not always a monument. […]

Surrealists and Dadaists of the twentieth century

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

By Giorga Ferro “Duchamp, Magritte, Dalì. I Rivoluzionari del ‘900” the exhibition at Palazzo Albergati running from the 16th of October to the 11th of February 2018, has a misleading title and should have been called “Surrealists and Dadaists of the twentieth century”. I state this because although there are many works of art by […]

Count down begins for the ALL-NEW-Neptune Fountain

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Inauguration set for December 22 Il Gigante is about to reveal a shocking new ‘cleaner’ look. There’s still a few more weeks for historic monument to see the light again – just in time for Christmas. The elaborate maze of scaffolding that has intertwined the fountain for more than a year during the delicate restoration […]

Young Bolognese writer aims for the literary stars

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Bolognese by adoption but half Filipino half Tunisian by birth Amira Dridi thanks her luck on having such a diverse background and one that possibly gave her the insight to write and publish her first book about Bologna, called: ‘LE SUE MANI’ (‘HER HANDS’). “My book brings the reader through Bologna from the 1950s to […]

Astrid Kirchherr with the Beatles

Monday, September 11th, 2017
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By Giorgia Ferro If your a fan of the Beatles, you’re not going to want to miss ‘Astrid Kirchherr with the Beatles’, an exhibition on now at Palazzo Fava running until the 9th of October and organized by Genus Bononae in collaboration with Ono artecontemporanea, Ginzburg Fine Arts and Kai-Uwe Franz. Hamburg Days A retrospective […]

Dutch blogger: ‘Bologna’s potential to surprise’

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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 […]

Morandi Museum committee sues the Comune

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

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 […]

Bologna’s Clock Tower to open for business

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Tourist access to more breath taking views over city center At an ad hoc council meeting mayor Merola has decided to open the roof terrace of Palazzo D’Accursio to visitors. They will be treated to stunning views over the city centre as well as the immediate surroundings below in Piazza Maggiore where the summer’s main […]

Huge turnout for S.Stefano Community Project

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Parco Lunetta Gamberini Workshop ideas to improve neighbourhood €150,000 set aside for education, social inclusion, digitalization, sport and culture. Parco Lunetta Gamberini & Surrounding Areas Santo Stefano Workshop 2017 for Parco Lunetta Gamberini area has two objectives: -The development of proposals and the vote on projects in public spaces within the participatory budget for a […]