Fell in love in Bologna, divorced in New York

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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But… Italian romance is back on again for Joey! The bed has barely cooled, when the surprising news arrived from Venice that Tacopina is now head honcho of Venezia FC. The two met and fell in love over Bologna FC and for a time all seemed to be honky dorey until that is, the rumor […]

Ryanair: The ‘tour operator’ coming soon to a city near you.

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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No longer content with just flying punters in and out of city hubs, the successful Irish airline is dipping its toes into providing tour operating-like services. In a highly publicized event, Bologna’s big guns of tourism Bologna Welcome and APT Servizi Emilia Romagna signed a new three-year agreement to promote Bologna city and the region […]

Guastoland: a new life for BLU’s wall

Friday, November 27th, 2015

A weekend to launch a crowd funding campaign. By Flavia De Marco On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October the Giardino del Guasto (literally Garden of Failure) returned to colour the center of Bologna. There was music, workshops and labs in order to raise funds to finance the restoration of the mural created by the […]

Taste the History of Gelato – yummy!

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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By Silvia Donati Could you have guessed that, when people type the word Bologna in search engines, it is more often in association with the word gelato than tagliatelle or tortellini? The strong connection between Bologna and that wonderful sweet thing that is gelato is highlighted by the presence of a unique museum located just […]

New Archbishop Zuppi to take the reigns of world’s richest diocese end of Nov’

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Matteo Zuppi, 60, is the new archbishop of Bologna. He succeeds Cardinal Carlo Caffara, who thanked the Pope by saying, “Now I can retire in absolute silence.” Zuppi was nominated by Pope Francis and is said to aspire to, “A Church for all, especially for the poor.” He will take up his new responsibilities towards the […]

Trattoria Del Rosso plays host to German Pro7

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Channel Pro7’s Jumbo Schreiner from the tv show ‘Galileo’ visited Bologna at the start of October. Jumbo, who is big – very big! – and is best known for his gregarious humour, came to Bologna to learn the secret of Bolognese cibo. The famous entertainer, who’s watched by an audience of 2.4 million, was taken […]

Sant’orsola records its first Italian case of Influenza A/H3

Friday, November 27th, 2015

In early October Sant Orsola saw its first case of Influenza which also happens to be one of the first five cases in Europe – and this, one and half month’s ahead of the epidemic season. The patient was an old lady, who’s condition was said to be improving while in the Unit Operation of […]

After 16 years Atlantide closes its doors

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Since 1999 the collective group stationed at Porta Santo Stefano 6, were a self managed group of gay, lesbian, trans, queer, feminist and anti-authoritarians. Over the years this bastion of support became an important reserve of political votes for the left, organised public meetings, parties, produced magazines and fanzines and even established three associations: Eccentrica, […]

News in brief

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Doh! Wannabe cop stops driver in Via Massarenti A 45 year old Bolognese driving a Mercedes car stopped another driver, who was occupying the bus lane at the time. The surprised driver was informed he was an uniformed traffic cop and was then questioned about why he was driving in the bus lane. However, at […]

Takin’ the piss! New public style urinal next to Teatro Comunale

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Kind donation Vs public disorder fears If ‘nature calls’, one only has to drop everything in Via del Guasto or Largo Respighi and let it all hang out without looking over your shoulder to see if a cop is waiting with a fine.  Or worse still, if a member of the public is about to […]