Beppe Maniglia – The Bolognese Legend

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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‘SOTTO LE DUE TORRI’ Beppe Maniglia first started playing his guitar in Via Rizzoli in 1980 and fondly remembers, “the people going mad for him.” Eventually though, Maniglia became better known for riding through town like a star in his Harley Davidson, before setting up shop on Piazza Nettuno. “Look at me,” he pointed to […]

Beppe Maniglia throws in the towel

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
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“No permit, so I won’t play there any more.” Bologna’s most famous street artist and rebel, Beppe Maniglia has finally given up any hope to ever play gain in Piazza Maggiore. Maniglia can normally be found blasting out tunes on his transformer-styled Harley Davidson motorbike on public holidays but no more. His last spat with […]

Beppe Maniglia defended by fans

Friday, January 1st, 2016

As the furore was in its dying moments over the Padre Digani debacle, another famous landmark in Bologna came under attack. Local rocker, Beppe Maniglia, 73 years old, renowned for playing outside the Sala Borsa on the holiday periods, was fined by the vigili for playing without a licence. “I’ve been playing here for 36 […]