Travel


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
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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 […]

9 Reasons Why You Must Visit BOLOGNA…now

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Torre Garisenda

1. 40km of porticoes which may soon get UNESCO heritage approval. 2. Medieval towers dot the skyline with incredible views over the city. 3. University of Bologna is almost 1,000 years old! 4. The 7 Churches of Santo Stefano and the piazza are a sightseer’s gift from the Bolognesi. 5. The Archiginnassio is simply breath-taking: […]