American tourist dreams of living like a Bulgnais!

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Alrene in her Rosso-blu colours.

The future as a Bulgnaiṡ By Arlene Gonzalez-Kelsch Let me get right to it. I am an American woman trying to find employment in Bologna. I am not writing anything heartfelt or romantic at the beginning of this article (it’s coming, though) because I don’t know how many readers are going to stay with me […]

Bolognese fleeing for greener pastures peaked in 2016

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

1,000 per year emigrate: UK/France/ USA A study by the local city council revealed numbers choosing to live abroad in the last 26 years peaked last year. The study shows the top three destinations for young Bolognese are: the United Kingdom, France or the United States. And they are young. A boom started about five years […]

E-controls for Marconi air passengers

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Biometric passports: fast track through security Air passengers passing through Marconi Airport will soon be ‘flying’ through some security controls by using their biometric passports – which have already been installed in many other European airports. The new border controls to be installed with automated-gates mean travellers will literally go through in seconds rather than […]

Marconi Airport hits the 7million mark

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

First passenger off plane gets prize It was only a matter of days before Marconi Airport hit the milestone due to the increased airport traffic compared to last year. “The rise in 12% represents an incredible feat by all those who put in the effort to make it possible,” reported a spokesperson. To celebrate the […]

Io Vado e Non Evado. Comunque Pago una sanzione

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Tper’s  confusing rules By James Bird ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’, goes the saying: The ‘validate-as-you-go’ system introduced in 2014 by Tper, has not only not impacted on fare dodging, it has demolished one of the very few conveniences for the paying passenger. Under the old system, you validated your ticket one time […]

New ‘Air Plan’ law for Greater Bologna

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

– From 2 October to 31 March 2017 during the week and few Sundays – Measures directed against most polluting vehicles The new Air Plan will affect almost 50,000 vehicles and be implemented across Bologna, Imola and ten other municipalities. The main objective is to monitor air pollutants from October 2016 to March 2017 specifically […]

Airport staff get shafted by ‘Free Parking’

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Staff at Marconi Airport got an unpleasant surprise when the new ‘Free Parking’ zone was recently unveiled. The service, which is located at the entrance to the airport utilizes space previously used by staff. “They took away our car-parking service without giving us any warning,” complained a staff member who wished to remain anonymous. “And […]

Change of heart & management for San Sisto-Two Towers Hostel

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
San Sisto Hostel

Hostel San Sisto-Due Torri are pleased to announce a complete restructuring of their hostel with a great emphasis now on “Putting people first,” an enthusiastic Thomas Migliaccio added. As special commissioner for the Emilia-Romagna region of the Italian Youth Hostels Association, which manages the two hostels, Migliaccio began this interview: “Firstly, a big thanks goes […]

FREE Bologna Apps

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Bologna City Walks In English – informative but limited info. This presents you several self-guided walks featuring the best of the city, from world famous attractions to hidden gems. It comes with a detailed and fully functional city map to locate sights. You can track your steps, take photos along the way, and then share […]


Saturday, April 25th, 2015

“Take a leisurely walk under one of the Bologna’s miles of porticoes, with the senses alert, noticing layers and fragments hidden in the shadows.  Soak in the shades of russet and gold and notice the bend of the sunlight as shadows ebb and flow. Peek into interior courtyards with lush gardens, fountains and frescoes usually […]