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 […]

From Bologna to Los Angeles: Living and Working in the USA

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
At the Oscars

Ever since I started college, I had planned to spend time working abroad after graduating. Even while I was still at the University of Bologna, I participated in an exchange program that allowed me to spend my third year at the University of California in Santa Cruz. I have always had a passion for the […]

Do you speak English?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Guest list: Ester Martelli – Founder of International School Bologna Andrea Magelli – Founder of You Can Group Serena Bersani – President ASER Alberto Ronzani – Commercial Director of Birra Ronzani How often do you use English for business in Bologna? most of the time How important is speaking English for the city? very important especially for jobs […]