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 […]


Sunday, March 1st, 2015

because… Saida-Bologna is a city full of art and culture with many monuments and beautiful churches. There’s building momentum too in global recognition for its popularity in satisfying food critics the world over. It’s also the only city where you can walk under 40km of porticoes and not get wet on a rainy day! Sara-there’s […]

How to avoid making enemies of the natives

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

It’s never easy trying to integrate, particularly if the host nation is very different in culture, custom and language to your own homeland. For this reason, the following list, which is by no means exhaustive, is dedicated to all those workers, students, passing business folk and friendly faces who desire to make Bologna their home […]

Ex-pat’s Farewell

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

After 33 years teaching in Italy I decided it was time for a move. Time to resurrect. Time to dust off the years of Italian scuola media course books telling me that it was ‘raining cats and dogs’ and that ‘hello’ was a common form of greeting. Time to explore the English of the streets […]