2 Bolognese real life heroes

Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Morgantini & Mucci honoured by President Mattarella The two Bolognese were among 33 people honoured in the Quirinale by President Sergio Mattarella. One is the founder of the Cucine Popolari, and the other is the policeman who came to the aid of those during the huge firebomb on the bridge at Borgo Panigale. They put […]

‘Donate your shopping’

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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‘Dona la Spesa launches at Coop supermarket A national campaign of solidarity for those who in need was launched by the supermarket chain Coop Alleanza 3.0, attended by one of Bologna’s well-known charity workers Roberto Morgantini. It’s called ‘Donate your shopping’ and is the foodstuff collection of basic necessities promoted in over 550 Coop sales […]

Cucine Populare no.3 opens in Saffi area

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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Morgantini does it again A few months ago we wrote an article in Bologna Press* telling the story of how Roberto Morgantini and his dedicated team of volunteers serve lunch and dinner to the many people who face great financial difficulties during these times. And now two years after the first Cucine Populare (Peoples’ Kitchin) […]

Multi-ethnic Party in Cirenaica

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
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Presenting 25 menus from around the world Dedicated to refugees and asylum seekers Via Bentivogli held it’s annual festa of multi-ethnic traditions, which featured an abundance of mouth-watering dishes from 25 countries around the world displayed on banquets stretching the whole street. The day was devoted entirely to cultural exchange not only through food, but […]

Piazza Grande – 1 MILLION hit wonder!

Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Piazza Grande is a monthly newspaper distributed in the streets of Bologna and Reggio Emilia by the homeless and those in need. It’s quite familiar with its more famous English cousin ‘The Big Issue’ in London. By distributing Piazza Grande offers those in great difficulty a small income opportunity. There are about 60 authorized distributors, […]

Cucine Popolari and then some

Sunday, November 27th, 2016
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A tireless charity worker and the many dedicated volunteers. Born in Villadossola, on the border with Switzerland, Roberto Morgantini moved to Bologna in 1967. He is the son of two partigiani parents and has therefore experienced his fair share of troubles and hardships. His only sister Luisa was a member of the European Parliament and he […]

Stalingrado Bridge gets modern make-over

Monday, October 10th, 2016
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By Ren Jingge Graffiti artists get a bad rap in Bologna but every once in a while someone starts a project which actually encourages them rather than speak out against their ‘anti-social’ activities. Speaking of which, a brilliantly choreographed one began recently here in Bologna. From the 1st-9th of October, hundreds of volunteer artists were […]