‘Suspended’ Theatre Tickets

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
CAMST ER Team with President Francesco Malaguti fourth from left, behind Morgantini.

MORGANTINI: “Free Culture for 20 guests of Cucine Popolare Roberto Morgantini does not know how to stay still. The new Commendatore of the Republic, awarded by Sergio Mattarella in Rome, has come up with another great idea: the ‘suspended’ theatre ticket. Twenty guests from his Cucine Popolare (People’s Kitchen) were invited to Arena del Sole Theatre […]

Ireland celebrates Marconi’s first radio transmission 100 years ago

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Guglielmo Marconi. Source wikipedia

Princess Elettra Marconi is Guest of honour at Irish College The inventor of the radio and Nobel prize for physics, gave birth to the first vocal transmission from his station in Ballybunion to a reception station in Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada, giving life to an event that changed global communication. The centenary event […]

€4 million pumped into Certosa Cemetery

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
pet grave stone

Investment plan to boost aesthetics & visitor numbers Cinzia Barbieri, of Bologna Servizi Cimiteriali explains that it was time they began to focus on Certosa now as the city has always been concentrating elsewhere for years: “cemetery tourism is also an important reality. Among the projects we are working on in addition to enhancing security […]

Zuppi criticized by Anonymous parishioners

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Mosque minaret

Responds to a Mosque in Bologna: “Where’s the problem?” Plus Radio interview When the archbishop was interviewed regarding what he thought about a Mosque being built in Bologna some parishioners met his attitude with derision and scorn. The archbishop of Bologna, Matteo Maria Zuppi shared some of his views with his young hosts on Plus […]

“FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE” arrives in Bologna

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
First 'Strike' for the environment

16-year-old Swede embarrasses the world It was called Bologna’s “first strike for the environment.” It took place in the Piazza Maggiore, right under the windows of Palazzo d’Accursio and was promoted by the new local group inspired by the international movement ‘Fridays for Future’. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish student who decided instead of going […]

Go-ahead for cyclists to ride against the traffic

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
cycle lane

Larghetti from Salvaciclisti (‘Save the Cyclists’). “Reform moves forward. The Municipality leans on the Government.” “In the centre we must and can live together. For example: in Brussels, where 95% of the streets in the old town have a two-way cycle path, only 5% of bicycle accidents happened on those roads. Whereas in Bologna, many […]

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 […]

Irnerio bus corridor causes umpteenth accident

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Buses, cars, motorbikes, foot and bicycle traffic make Via Irnerio particularly dangerous.

Woman crushed by bus in danger zone between traffic, Comune: “We’ll find a solution.” A 47-year-old woman who was invested by a bus in via Irnerio, at the intersection with via Mascarella, remains stable. Her life is apparently not in any significant danger, but she does risk losing a leg, which was crushed by the […]

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 […]

Bandits robbed pizza delivery staff

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
Firearms found on alleged robbers.

First vicious attack in August 2018 Three men aged 22, 27 and 30 were arrested for the harrowing nightmare that started back in August last year. Pizza delivery staff were targeted in a series of armed robberies usually carried out in the evenings. The three responsible are all Italian. On August 14, an employee of […]