Irish Rugby Athlete scores for Bologna

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Irish Rugby Athlete scores for Bologna Limavaddy rugby star, John Semple age 27, recently joined Rugby Bologna 1928 in a transfer move from Spain. The young lad who has travelled the world playing for teams from as afar as New Zealand was said to be “Over the moon” to have landed in the city. Unfortunately, […]

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 […]

Shop til you drop

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

With Bologna split in half these days due to the repaving of Via Rizzoli and BoBo road works it’s not easy to explore. So, if you are in the centre of Bologna and looking to buy a posh frock or some beautiful Italian shoes, where should you go? Clothes and shopping in the centre can […]


Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Leitmotiv_TOYS_Fashion show FW 2015-16 (11)

The Bolognese firm which has been quietly labouring away is set to take on the world’s high-end fashion scene in what can only be summed up as a spectacular feat of success. -“Life is good here. We feel like this is a happy island for us so we work and live well…” -“We want our […]

“Let’s take back Bologna” – Facebook Initiative

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Under a new initiative “Insieme Riprendiamoci Bologna” via Facebook, the creator Luca D’Oristano is on a mission to clean up Bologna. The “Let’s take back Bologna” project is to give citizens a voice in a civilized manner on everyday situations which are causing disorder, lawlessness and lack of public safety. For example, a typical civil […]

RYANAIR: New routes from Bologna

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Here we come, Berlin Cagliari & Bucarest!! The low cost king of the air is setting up more winter routes out of Bologna in what is being billed as a win-win situation by managers at Marconi Airport. By adding Berlin, Cagliari and Bucarest to their destinations Ryanair’s marketing manager in Italy, Chiara Ravara, reports that, […]

Erasmus students do a runner!

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Out with the old. in with the new.

Erasmus students do a runner! A new initiative to promote ‘paying for bus fares’ in Bologna has just been launched by Tper. Apparently, an earlier article in the Carlino stated that Erasmus students were especially lazy (ahem, deliberately so) about paying for bus tickets! And of course, even if they were caught and fined very […]

Huge Anti-Mafia rally for ‘Libera’

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

In what has been billed as an enormous success against the rising tide of mafia influence in the Emilia Romagna region, Don Luigi Ciotti led a procession through the streets of Bologna accumulating with speeches by politicians in Piazza dell’8 Agosto. Don Ciottti, born in Pieve di Cadore (province of Belluno) on September 10, 1945, […]

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 […]