Breastfeeding prohibited in Bologna

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

A mother is reported for breaking ‘No food & drink’ rules! It’s the second case of public humiliation in Bologna for neo-mothers at an exhibition. Researcher Chiara Cretella was the first incident where she was strcitly forbidden to breastfeed in the halls of the exhibition of Wolfgang, at Palazzo d’Accursio – ironically, seat of the […]

Author Jacopo Storni highlights immigrant successes

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Immigrants? They are not just refugees, carers, criminals and poor people. There are also entrepreneurs, doctors, engineers, lawyers, politicians and policemen. L’Altro Spazio in via Nazario Sauro hosted journalist Jacopo Storni, author of the book “L’Italia Siamo Noi,” which tells the other side of immigration. Speakers included: José Venancio of Bologna’s Peruvian community, moderator: Roberta […]

Bolognese housing market reveal surprising trends

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Santa Viola: the new hotspot Mazzini & San Donato: not cool According to new housing stats, the Mazzini and San Donato areas have now fallen out of favour with the Bolognese house hunters. The Fiera district too, has experienced a downturn whereas, the western areas of the city including Santa Viola has seen more interest […]

Police smash Albanian gang of thieves

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Eight Albanians face charges of handling stolen goods Police uncovered a treasure trove of valuables in a house they raided after a tip-off. They discovered jewels, expensive watches, cash, luxury handbags and other merchandise stolen from private houses around Bologna, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Prato and Marche. The stolen goods worth an estimated €100,000 were […]

Bologna in the year 2030:

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

– Projected to hit 400,000 inhabitants – Pensioners set to dominate the city In the last 45 years 100,000 city dwellers left for the province, whilst in the same period the metropolitan area suffered a birth deficit of 135,000 people. However, at the same time a net migration brought 235,000 new people into the province. […]

Tourist hordes expected in 2017

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

‘La Rossa’ ranks in top 10 for TripAdvisor Bologna made it into the Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise 2017. In a surprise announcement it is Italy’s sole winner, ranking seventh among other European destinations. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria dominates the list, while Mexico won the gold medal at world level with San Jose […]

Speeding fines hit new record

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Big bucks for the comune More fines have been issued in ten months of 2016 than the whole of 2015 altogether. Up to 2,325 fines this year compared to 1,858 in 2015. 2016 will not be remembered very fondly by Bolognese motorists. Besides the arrival of fixed speed cameras on Viale Panzacchi and Via Stalingrado, […]

Pimp my street: Via Zamboni

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Euro millions for street with drug & crime issues  A project presented by Bologna City and University called ‘Rock’ came first in the EU public tender Horizon 2020 Climate axis – Greening the economy. The project will redistribute a value worth 10million euros. City mayor Virginio Merola said of the result: “City regeneration advances with […]

Dead homeless man on bus 25

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Driver thought he was asleep A middle-aged homeless man was found dead on the bus line 25. It’s believed that the man, who was born in 1965 may have got on board initially to escape the cold. Bus 25 is one of the longest routes around Bologna since it passes from Dozza Prison right through to […]


Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Bologna Press is supporting the ‘Sì’ campaign in the upcoming referendum for reforming the constitution on the 4th of December. At an open assembly organised by ‘I Moderati – associazione culturale’ we heard the various arguments in support of changing the constitution. The small but focused meeting was attended by representatives of non Italian community […]