Americans Abroad

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Spring Hill

U.S. Students Participate in Social Justice Internships Around Bologna By Alex Patton At the Spring Hill College Italy Center, students take part in a Social Justice Internship program at various sites around Bologna. The Spring Hill College (SHC) Italy Center, a study abroad program for U.S. students in Bologna, allows students to become involved in […]

‘Donate your shopping’

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
President Adriano Turrini with volunteers at Centro Lame

‘Dona la Spesa launches at Coop supermarket A national campaign of solidarity for those who in need was launched by the supermarket chain Coop Alleanza 3.0, attended by one of Bologna’s well-known charity workers Roberto Morgantini. It’s called ‘Donate your shopping’ and is the foodstuff collection of basic necessities promoted in over 550 Coop sales […]

Army and Police controls for Parco Montagnola

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Police foot patrols.

Municipality: “Access will be open on each side.” The experimental anti-drug plan The Committee for Security at Palazzo Caprara have decided to push ahead with an experiment to combat the continuous problem of drug pushers lurking around the park. The Municipality reached an agreement with the Police Headquarters and Prefecture. Access points to be closed […]

Carabinieri Check Vaccine Certificates

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Protests kick off in Bolognese schools PD rejoices after amendment freezes the so-called flexible vaccine programme in the Milleproroghe. By Alexandra Patton New Requirements Carabinieri del Nas are carrying out checks in Emilia-Romagna schools. The checks verify the authenticity of the documentation for children’s vaccinations. Of the few institutions audited so far, no anomalies or […]


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 […]

“Bureaucracy stopping disabled projects”

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Stefano Fusconi

Approx 21,000 disabled in the city According to the Comune’s Disability Manager Egidio Sosio, many of the disability projects around the city are stalled due to bureaucratic processes. The work to create access on to the Piazza Maggiore Crescentone (the raised platform in the middle) has been kicked back and forth for two years between […]

Numbers of non-vaccinated babies worries Comune

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Mayor’s office sends out 300 letters against not being immunized The Comune has taken the unprecedented step of issuing letters to almost 300 families warning against the dangers of their children not being properly immunized. According to the ‘Lorenzin Law’: vaccinations are obligatory or children will not be permitted to go to nursery school until […]

Disabled ramps coming to Piazza Maggiore

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Disabled ramp location.

Summer time in Bologna is a revealing period for road works. It seems that they all kick off at the same moment as people escape the city. However, the most anticipated project lately has been the one that began recently in piazza Maggiore for the construction of two access ramps on to the raised platform […]

Restaurant devastated by motorway explosion reopens

Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Il Randagio entrance

Local councillors celebrate opening The Randagio was one of the premises damaged substantially during the explosion on 13 of August but with all hands-on-deck they managed to clear away the debris quickly, repair most of the damage and get back on their feet in no time. Councillor for Insieme Bologna Andrea Spettoli (along with his […]

Homeless and forced to beg at the door of the Comune

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Ivo De Marinis outside Comune offices

Ivo De Marinis, 53 years old has been fined many times for begging right under the archway leading to the city council offices but he neither cares nor feels threatened by the thought of more. He admits to Bologna Press that he has bigger worries on his mind: “I don’t have a home since I […]