Travel


Bologna’s Ever-greener traffic

Friday, December 13th, 2019
Enel electric recharging post Via Dante.

Hybrid & Electric vehicle numbers  increasing The city has over 1,300 more vehicles, an increase of 32% compared to the previous year.  Hybrid and electric cars are multiplying under the Two Towers, reaching and exceeding 5,700 cars.  Of course, compared to the total number of motors circulating the figure of 2.8% still pales into significance […]

“Marconi Airplane Spotters”

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Airplane landing at Marconi

The Bolognese who can’t get enough They call out to each other in excited tones: “The Athens one is coming… Amsterdam has just left… when is the Dubai one departing?” Not everyone hates planes flying over the houses of Navile and Borgo Panigale. Indeed, from Via della Salute to Bargellino, from the bank of the Reno […]

An Italian Home-coming for Rocco

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Giovanni Rocco in the middle with friends

Giovanni Rocco visits his long-forgotten ancestral home By Caroline Hunt Giovanni (Gio) Rocco was born and raised in an Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He explains his neighborhood as one that most of the residents there were either immigrants or relatives of immigrants from southern Italy. Gio himself is a descendant of Italian on […]

BABY STEPS FOR STUDYING ABROAD

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Sammy on a walkabout

Sammy Farve gets to grips with the Bolognais By Caroline Hunt As groups of American students arrive in Bologna, Italy every few months for a chance to study abroad, this one is no different. Salvador (Sammy) Farve arrived in Bologna on January 12 from his home in Long Beach, Mississippi to continue his education with […]

New Smart Parking App

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Emilia-Romagna launches new parking app Two new apps and a prepaid smartcard for bus and train tickets Travel throughout Emilia-Romagna is about to move into the digital age as smartcards revolutionise local public transport. There are four projects that will launch between now and March 2019 to make it easier to move around on trains […]

A life of adventure, fear and success!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

By Alex Patton Selly Gherardi is 26 years old and proudly calls herself a ‘provincial girl’ who tries to turn her big dreams into reality: living on travel and living traveling. She left home in 2012 but admits that although she was educated and grew up with the idea of a permanent job, home and […]

9,000 Mobike trips a day

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Account suspension for cheaters! The company is thinking of ‘punishing’ those who privatize the orange bikes, for example by parking them in the backyard or by locking them Mayor Virginio Merola appealed to users by saying, “Many use the bike sharing, should not park the bikes badly.” Then there was a further warning launched by […]

2019 fly Bologna-Philadelphia

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Source - Youtube

Starting from June 2019 a new agreement between American Airlines and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport will see the introduction of direct flight between the city of Bologna and the USA. Angelo Camilletti, American Sales Manager Southeast Europe says of the news: “I’m enthusiastic about the introduction of our first direct flight from Bologna Airport to […]

Tourist Boom for 7th year in a row

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Tourist queues in Piazza Maggiore

City rakes in €3 billion a year & employs 40,000 people This is the value of tourism in the city according to the analysis drawn up by Guido Caselli and Matteo Beghelli of the Study Center, monitoring the economy and statistics for Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna. It’s a tourism industry, which exploded in recent years and employs […]

Tickets for People Mover to start at €8.50

Friday, April 20th, 2018
People Mover - monrail

Although the work is almost completed the testing phase will last for months with the first passenger shuttle due to begin in March 2019 The first shuttle will carry 50 people and automatically arrive at its destination. It will cover the five kilometres from Marconi to the station in 7.30 minutes with tickets costing 8.50 […]