Business & Economy


Tourism tax increases

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Tourists in Piazza Maggiore

Tax set to rise to 6%. “We will lose customers” The Municipality aims to increase the tourist tax, ie the tax payable by tourists who sleep in the city’s accommodation facilities. The goal is to raise it from 5%-6%, but above all they plan to eliminate the system used by hotels and B&B’s (this relates […]

2 MILLION+ VISITORS TO FICO

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Lessons for learning about cuts of meat.

By Alexandra Patton A great FICO success Since opening at the end of August, FICO Eataly World has welcomed over 2 million visitors, generating a turnover of 36.2 million euros for factories, restaurants, shops, courses, services. Arrivals peaked in August, when they hit 223,000 visitors. During the summer, about two thirds of the Park’s visitors […]

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 […]

Tourist Boom for 7th year in a row

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Tourist queues in Piazza Maggiore

City rakes in €3 billion a year & employs 40,000 people This is the value of tourism in the city according to the analysis drawn up by Guido Caselli and Matteo Beghelli of the Study Center, monitoring the economy and statistics for Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna. It’s a tourism industry, which exploded in recent years and employs […]

NO MORE supermarkets in Cyrenaica

Monday, April 30th, 2018
Cirenaica

East Bologna Against Cement and for Oxygen (B.E.C.C.O) has come out fighting new proposals for commercial premises in the former Atc area of Via Libia. Residents and activists of the Cirenaica district of Bologna, in the San Vitale area created the committee called East Bologna Against Cement and for Oxygen, precisely to put a stop […]

Hybrid car owners get screwed by the comune

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Enel electric recharging post Via Dante.

New rules to limit use of hybrid vehicles in city Car owners arriving from outside Bologna will no longer have access to the ‘T’-zone, San Francesco/Pratello area, the university area, Via Azzo Gardino and Piazza Medaglie d’Oro. Non-residents prohibited in city after May 15 On 15 May, the City Council will launch an official trial […]

IIPLE school visit world’s no.1 design company

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
IIPLE class in the main university building.

Construction students visit Warsaw polytechnic By Michael Phillips One dramatic characteristic that everyone noticed as we started towards Poland’s top technical university was how clean and spotless the streets and roads were. There’s very little graffiti too, and considering the large campus grounds it made it all the more amazing that buildings looked immaculate, without […]

Tickets for People Mover to start at €8.50

Friday, April 20th, 2018
People Mover - monrail

Although the work is almost completed the testing phase will last for months with the first passenger shuttle due to begin in March 2019 The first shuttle will carry 50 people and automatically arrive at its destination. It will cover the five kilometres from Marconi to the station in 7.30 minutes with tickets costing 8.50 […]

40 new jobs at Blue Panorama airline

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Blue Panorama

New staff includes flight attendants who speak English and Chinese Flights from Marconi will be inaugurated on June 15th Forty full-time new jobs have been created by Blue Panorama, which makes this the first tangible economic consequence for the new route between Bologna and China officially starting on June 15th. The Italian company will use […]

Autostazione Restyling Project gets a kick start

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Rendering of the front parking area and access to Montagnola Park.

The project is ready but the completion date has been extended due to bureaucracy on landscape restrictions. The funds set aside in the 2018 budget amount to €545,000 for the work, plus €12,000 for legal support and €35,000 for furnishings. Shareholders meeting In the meantime, the most urgent interventions will begin such as construction of […]