Municipal Police HQ set for big change

Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Di Palma out, Mignani back in. The top boss at the Municipal Police HQ is scheduled to leave in October. Present commander Carlo Di Palma will soon leave his €100,000 post to make way, or rather, to see the return of Romano Mignani. Mignani (above) is currently Director for the District of San Donato-San Vitale. […]

Camera Sud fined €100 for goldfish abuse

Friday, July 29th, 2016

The well known bar in Via Valdonica was fined €100 by the ‘Zoofile’ – a regulatory body – for not providing its gold fish with an appropriate sized bowl sitting on the bar counter. Owner Roberta Rondelli was horrified when she was told of the ‘abuse’ by the officers from zoofile. “The officers insisted that […]

Merola does U-turn on bus lanes

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Major shake-up of ‘bus-only’ lanes & fines handed out. The Lord Mayor taketh and he also giveth! In a major boost to motorists Virginno Merola promised to take another look at the rules governing the bus-only lanes and went even further by adding that: “The fines will fall.” Farewell to Saragoza’s bus lane. And this […]

Roadworks bring usual summer madness to city traffic

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Ascom demands Siri traffic cameras shut down for August “Turn off Sirio for the entire month of August,” demanded Ascom-Confcommercio. They sent a formal written request to the comune in particular to the mayor Virginio Merola and minister for marketing and the economy Matteo Lepore. Their request to turn off the network of electronic cameras […]

Italy’s First Lesbian Civil Union

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Gay marriage celebrated in Castel San Pietro The first civil union between a lesbian couple took place in Castel San Pietro. The couple, Deborah and Elena finally tied the knot 50 days after the Cirinnà bill passed into law: a first for Italy. Named after the PD politician Monica Cirinnà, the final hurdles have been […]

Interview with Piero Formica

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Founder of the International Entrepreneurship Academy. Professor, Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Value Institute, National University of Ireland in Maynooth, Dublin. International Professor of Knowledge Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Master in Technology and Entrepreneurship, University of Tartu (Estonia). Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, and Erudite Scholar, University of […]

British infidels

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Revenge might not be so sweet By Piero Formica In winning Brexit we are facing years of purgatory for trade and the mobility of people between our region and the United Kingdom. What will become of our exports to that country? In 2015, Emilia Romagna exports to the UK were valued at 3.439 billion euro, […]

Bolognese artist inducted into British sculptors hall of fame

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Giorgio Bevignani conquers ‘Spotlight 2015’ Royal British Society of Sculptors invites him on to board Bio: born in Città di Castello in 1955, Giorgio moved with his family to France at the age of ten, before returning to his native Perugia in 1975. He attended the Art Institute of San Bernardino di Betto of Perugia, […]

Huge success for ‘Made In Italy’

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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The top prize to Osteria Fransecana has confirmed the huge appeal for ‘Made in Italy’ as two out of three foreigners choose Italy for it’s gastronomy. For the Italian agriculture association, Coldiretti, Bottura’s success reflects Italy’s desire to establish itself once again. Tourism linked to food demonstrates a beauty and culture for Italy that goes […]

No stopping, please. Or standing. Mercato delle Erbe’s new rules.

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Mutual agreement between traders and residents One of the city’s new social hubs behind the Mercato delle Erbe has introduced new rules which will quite literally prevent foot traffic from flowing through the little piazza. Gillian – a barmaid – working at one of the bars explained, “You are not allowed to just walk through […]