Art & Culture

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 […]

Maisonventidue aka private art museum

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Maison Ventidue exhibit 1

Located in the heart of the city – smack bang in the middle of Via dell’Indipendenza – Maison Ventidue, hosts local and international artists and their research in the field of performance, installation and interior design. The residence adopts the name HOMEMADE in line with the living space and the city through site-specific studies and […]

The Bazar of Follies new book

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Piero Formica

IL BAZAR DELLE FOLLIE A new book from Professor Piero Formica reveals: Thoughts about Italy in the age of knowledge The visionary masters the art of seeing invisible things. The expert lives in a niche that restricts his field of vision. His possibilities are limited. Expert “There are many possibilities in the beginner’s mind; there […]

Little Venice window is 20 years old!

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Via Piella window

A tourist hotspot since reopening in 1998 The little window on Via Piella is twenty years old, or at least its rediscovery, which dates back to the end of January 1998. The view over the old canal – often referred to as Little Venice – is one that most captures the hearts of many tourists. […]

Brits rank Unibo as most beautiful University

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

World University Rankings A recent report by the Times Higher University puts Bologna University at no1. in its list of 10 most beautiful universities in Europe. In their own words Unibo: “…in Italy is regarded as the world’s oldest university, having been founded in 1088. As well as being the oldest continually running university, it is a […]

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 […]