Business & Economy


Ridiculous Prices for Bottled Water in Hospitals

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Bottle water

Tomassini (Fdl): ‘It’s half price though in council buildings.’ For a half a litre bottle in Palazzo d’Accursio it costs 35 cents but at Sant’Orsola and Maggiore Hospitals it costs 60 and at Rizzoli it can even climb up to 70 cents. Tomassini is looking for a remedy and therefore asked the regional councillor for […]

AI to feature as new UniBo degree

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
AI degree coming to UniBo

Bologna University plans to introduce new degree for highly specialized figures on an international level The University of Bologna is ready to play a leading role at the international level in the realms of artificial intelligence. Starting from two important innovations: a new International Master’s Degree Course in Artificial Intelligence, which will start in the […]

FREE help to business owners in crisis

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Paolo Ruggeri

Entrepreneurs set up an association to help others In order to transform difficulties into opportunities, helping those who have already taken the plunge is quite sufficient. Thus, an idea was brought to light between two successful managers such as the Roman Enrico Tosco and Bolognese Paolo Ruggeri. Their collaborative effort is to supply entrepreneurs suffering from a […]

Bolognina’s ‘Neighbourhood Museum’

Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Daniele Ara

Daniele Ara announces Italy’s first of a kind museum: “It will be public, free and open to the community.” The first in Italy Bolognina’s district President Ara is planning to open a local community-based museum in the Navile area. “We will call it ‘mtn’, which stands for Temporary Naval Museum (Temporary Navile Museum) and will […]

New Smart Parking App

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Emilia-Romagna launches new parking app Two new apps and a prepaid smartcard for bus and train tickets Travel throughout Emilia-Romagna is about to move into the digital age as smartcards revolutionise local public transport. There are four projects that will launch between now and March 2019 to make it easier to move around on trains […]

Ciociola calls for a Bolognese Silicon Valley

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Massimo Ciociola: CEO of Musixmatch

CEO Musixmatch: “We are like California, we do not let our talents escape.” The CEO has chosen to invest in people and to draw talent from the Bolognese university system. For Massimo Ciociola, this is where the real Silicon Valley is. He defines himself as a ‘talent seeker’ you can’t blame him because he is […]

HERE WEEE GO!!

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Smart bins for electronic waste

Smart bins for electronic waste a success… sort of. Website has not been updated since 2016 Special Ecological Report A pilot project that began in 2013 in some areas of Emilia Romagna and is still on going (if you are able to find one) was hailed as a great success. It was called ‘Project Life […]

Bolognese are among the richest in Italy

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
euros

Monte San Pietro citizens declare the most taxable income, but overall in the Apennines people are considered the ‘poorest’. 6.5% of the richest taxpayers declare 26% of all total income According to the Treasury, the Bolognese are among the richest in Italy after declaring their taxes. The metropolitan city of Bologna has, in fact, released […]

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 […]