No signpost for Dalla’s house

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Family blamed for lack of collaboration to remember Lucio Dalla. Traders along Via D’Azeglio are often asked by passing tourists: “Where is Lucio Dalla’s house?””Most people don’t actually know that it’s at number 15. And the only clue as to the whereabouts of one of Bologna’s most famous sons is the shadowy Jazz player stuck […]

Bolognese smog kills 103 people in 2015

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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“But since 2000 until the present the situation has improved.” At the beginning of December L’Ausl measured the air quality in Bologna and noted the air particles were as high as 74 micrograms compared to the safe limit of 50mg.  This rate of air quality, when combined with other air pollutants creates a deadly cocktail […]

Councillor fined for no bus fare

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Verbal altercation erupts between driver and inspectors Councillor for Health & Sport, Luca Rizzo Nervo, was apprehended by Tper inspectors and got fined on the spot for not providing a valid bus ticket. He recounted how “…a scene of madness” unfolded and posted it to his Facebook page where it received mostly supportive but also […]

Archbishop Zuppi emulates Pope Francesco

Friday, January 1st, 2016
Via Barberia 24

Monsignor Matteo Zuppi swaps the deluxe pad of the curia for a humble abode  The new archbishop chose not to live in Via Altabella where the headquarters of the curia resides, unlike his predecessors – at least, for the very near future. Instead, Zuppi will share his humble abode on Via Barberia with other members […]

Comune eliminates scooter-parking places

Friday, January 1st, 2016

“People are literally scrapping over parking spaces” With a stroke of a pen, the junta have managed to eliminate many parking places throughout the city center with the excuse of completing the planned road works. And there does not seem to be any plan in place to expand the present limited facilities. Fratelli d’Italia are […]

Charity ‘Opera di Padre Marella’ slapped with car fine

Friday, January 1st, 2016
Padre Digani

Just as Padre Digani sat down on his usual corner seat between Via Caprarie and Via Drapperie, Tper agents walked over to his Panda car and slapped a fine of €80 for wrongful parking. The car was donated by the Lions Club 15 years ago and whenever Padre Digani comes to the center to collect […]


Friday, January 1st, 2016
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The fireworks and New Year celebrations have barely been consigned to history and yet 2015 was supposedly the year Renzi sounded upbeat against an economic crisis that has ravaged the Italian economy: “In 2015, we turned the corner, and in 2016 we have to accelerate,” he claimed* to a press conference in Rome. Unfortunately, for […]

Sant’orsola records its first Italian case of Influenza A/H3

Friday, November 27th, 2015

In early October Sant Orsola saw its first case of Influenza which also happens to be one of the first five cases in Europe – and this, one and half month’s ahead of the epidemic season. The patient was an old lady, who’s condition was said to be improving while in the Unit Operation of […]

News in brief

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Doh! Wannabe cop stops driver in Via Massarenti A 45 year old Bolognese driving a Mercedes car stopped another driver, who was occupying the bus lane at the time. The surprised driver was informed he was an uniformed traffic cop and was then questioned about why he was driving in the bus lane. However, at […]

Takin’ the piss! New public style urinal next to Teatro Comunale

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Kind donation Vs public disorder fears If ‘nature calls’, one only has to drop everything in Via del Guasto or Largo Respighi and let it all hang out without looking over your shoulder to see if a cop is waiting with a fine.  Or worse still, if a member of the public is about to […]