Bologna’s Separation of Waste Exceeded 50% for the First Time

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Some areas still need to catch up.

Centro and Savena are the Most “Diligent” Districts In the first six months of 2018, the separation of waste stood at 50.6%, in July it reached 51.2% By Alexandra Patton “For the first time, the percentage of the city that separates waste exceeds 50%. In the first six months of 2018 it stood at 50.6% […]

City’s Clock Tower to get a make-over

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Torre dell'Orologio

Restoration due for completion December 22nd The make-over for Torre dell’Orologio looking over the main Square means it will be silent from Sunday 28 October until Thursday 22 December. There will be no tolling either from the municipal building for the transition from summer to daylight saving time in winter. However, it’s assumed that all […]

Casually Baked arrives in Bologna

Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Casually Baked_the potcast

The Cannabis experience from a native Texan once resident ‘sotto le due torri’ By Johanna Nuding Intro: Johanna lived in Bologna a few years ago and since returning to the USA concentrated her efforts in building a successful enterprise in educating people in the Cannabis culture. On her return here she explores how much the […]

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 […]