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 […]

And just when it was safe to use the cycle paths…

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The recently opened cycle paths have now been slammed as being defective due to the haste they were made in. Officials are set to examine various tracts to determine which ones need further work to rectify any construction errors.

Traffic & commuter meltdown

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Colombo’s eco-plan goes awry Towards the end of September the comune were backslapping each other – job well done. The new cycle paths along the city ring road were coming to completion and all looked rosy indeed. Hip hip horay for environmentalists and greenies! Next, the traffic lights were all re-calibrated to allow for left-turning […]

Finally ready for use Buses and taxis first to test new road

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Via Rizzoli white-lined and ready for drivers after almost 1 year of repavement works. Traffic began to roll over the new Chinese laid stone at the end of October. At the weekends, however, ’T’ will still be in action. Andrea Colombo, from the Comune – but most of all, motorists – are hoping the newly […]

The business of art: Raffaele Quattrone

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Jeff Koons (1988), Michael Jackson and Bubbles in porcelain

Raffaele Quattrone in his own words: “If we speak about art Bologna will never be Florence, Venice or Rome even if it has been a point of reference for Italian culture. Bologna is a discreet little town that in order to discover its masterpieces you must remove it mask. If we talk about contemporary art, […]