7,000 Bolognese in ‘An audience with the Pope’

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

April 21 at the Vatican. Archbishop Zuppi: “We want to thank him for his October visit.” On Saturday 21 April, there will be a public hearing in St. Peter’s Square. The appointment was initially to be private but already more than 7,000 Bolognese responded to the invitation of Archbishop Matteo Zuppi, to go to Rome […]

Day of Remembrance

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Senior Italia – FederCentri commerates ‘Day of Remembrance’ It’s an international event celebrated on January 27th each year as a day to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. It was designated by resolution 60/7 of the UN General Assembly on 1 November 2005, during the 42nd plenary meeting. The resolution was preceded by a special session held […]

DOH! Stalingrado “speed camera is illegal”

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Judgement threatens an avalanche of legal claims It’s every motorist’s dream: to appeal a driving fine and see have it quashed in court. But the case reviewed by Bologna’s Court of Justice on 18 January could represent something entirely more important. In fact, the legitimacy of the speed camera on Via Stalingrado has been declared […]

Brits rank Unibo as most beautiful University

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

World University Rankings A recent report by the Times Higher University puts Bologna University at no1. in its list of 10 most beautiful universities in Europe. In their own words Unibo: “…in Italy is regarded as the world’s oldest university, having been founded in 1088. As well as being the oldest continually running university, it is a […]

€20 million investment for Bolognese sport

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Lepore: “Conceiving sport as an ‘urban meeting place’ and therefore ‘care of relationships’, allows us to look at a new role of sporting policies, like cultural ones”. A delegation at Illumia auditorium discussed a strategic plan of ‘Bologna for sport’, on behalf of the Municipality and supported by the scientific outfit Nomisma. It represented the […]


Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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VOLT aims to be the first pan European political party Not content with sitting around watching politicians drive our democratic systems into the ground, a few European students had had enough and decided to act. Their aim is the stuff made of dreams – not unlike the one Martin Luther King was inspired to share […]

‘Cyclists become journalists’…eh?

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Spelling blunder on cyclist counter at Porta San Vitale Almost 2,200 cyclists use the bicycle route around the Viale. And to certify it the first totem counters ‘contabici’, was planted for a few weeks at Porta San Vitale. It’s a black column, positioned at the side of the cycle path between the two lanes split […]

Homeowners to be punished for graffiti own goal!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Graffiti on VIa Marsala

Fines for those who don’t clean their own walls Non-repayable loans in exchange for a medium-term (cleaning) commitment. A public tender called ‘Muri puliti e protetti’ (‘Clean and protected walls’), was launched by Palazzo d’Accursio as a means to remove graffiti from the buildings, but only three condominiums actually applied for it. Each applicant would […]

Piazza Verdi Installation: A blight or bliss on the horizon?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

New installation for cultural initiatives is causing a raging storm The new structure, which was set up in early January in Piazza Verdi, has set the Bolognese against each other. Three reconverted transport containers sit just a few meters in front of the Teatro Comunale and it seems there is no end to the controversy […]

‘Igor The Russian’: Bologna’s Springtime Killer Caught

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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By Samuel Stolton. On Friday December 15th 2017, the Italian government issued a European Arrest Warrant for the extradition of a 36-year-old Serbian man detained in Cantavieja, a small town in the province of Teruel in Spain. Norbert Feher shall be facing charges after admitting to the murders of two Spanish civil guard officers, Victor […]