Art & Culture

“City of gusto” prepares itself for Expo 2015

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

The two mayors of Bologna  and Milan – Merola and Pisapia – got together last year to confirm their commitment in sharing the spoils from Expo 2015. Hence, Bologna grabbed the end of the opportunity stick to promote itself as the brand City of Food (*Source: Bologna Today, 8.8.14) During the event both mayors exposed […]

50 shades of green at Expo

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

As if it couldn’t get any greener, Ireland is now being lauded as an exemplary country for the promotion and consumption of local produce. The spot light is being shone on the Irish for their gargantuan efforts to limit the environmental impact of the food industry, as mentioned in a local article: “Irlanda, un’idea a […]

A mecca of treasures

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

A mecca of treasures When considering a trip to Bologna, the Archaeological Museum is hardly the place which springs to mind and yet, to savour the true identity and history of Bologna, a visit to this little jewel in the heart of the centre is a must. A stone’s throw away from Piazza Maggiore lies […]

Nigel the expat

Sunday, March 1st, 2015



Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Samja Schroeder is a fashion and interiors stylist from Berlin. She has been living in the centre of Bologna for six years. I am met by Samja and her bulldog Ettore at her front door. Large light filled rooms are filled with up-cycled furniture and decorated with paintings and objects she has found in markets […]