Have you much ‘Influency’ to earn big bucks?

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Short video presentation shows users what to do.

New app created by Unibo students targets social networks Now, you don’t have to be a famous influencer to start earning green as a new app by three young Unibo students targets a niche market otherwise occupied by star influencers and famous wannabes. How much is your image worth? Previously, you had to be a […]

An Italian Home-coming for Rocco

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Giovanni Rocco in the middle with friends

Giovanni Rocco visits his long-forgotten ancestral home By Caroline Hunt Giovanni (Gio) Rocco was born and raised in an Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He explains his neighborhood as one that most of the residents there were either immigrants or relatives of immigrants from southern Italy. Gio himself is a descendant of Italian on […]

€4 million pumped into Certosa Cemetery

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
pet grave stone

Investment plan to boost aesthetics & visitor numbers Cinzia Barbieri, of Bologna Servizi Cimiteriali explains that it was time they began to focus on Certosa now as the city has always been concentrating elsewhere for years: “cemetery tourism is also an important reality. Among the projects we are working on in addition to enhancing security […]

Incompetent bureaucrats in Bologna Comune

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Letter from the comune arrives day late.

Comune sends out letter day after expiry date! Today, 26th February, in the post I received a letter from the Comune showing I’m entitled to vote in the next EU elections in May 2019. However, the letter stipulates I must register by the 25th of February if I want to vote. It shows the date […]

VOLT ITALIA: petition for signatures

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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150,000 needed to enter EU race Different strokes for different folks! To participate in the next EU elections in May every country has its own rules of entry. So new parties like Volt Italia must hit the streets in search of people to sign a petition, which is merely in support of their eventual participation […]

Zuppi criticized by Anonymous parishioners

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Mosque minaret

Responds to a Mosque in Bologna: “Where’s the problem?” Plus Radio interview When the archbishop was interviewed regarding what he thought about a Mosque being built in Bologna some parishioners met his attitude with derision and scorn. The archbishop of Bologna, Matteo Maria Zuppi shared some of his views with his young hosts on Plus […]

“FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE” arrives in Bologna

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
First 'Strike' for the environment

16-year-old Swede embarrasses the world It was called Bologna’s “first strike for the environment.” It took place in the Piazza Maggiore, right under the windows of Palazzo d’Accursio and was promoted by the new local group inspired by the international movement ‘Fridays for Future’. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish student who decided instead of going […]

Go-ahead for cyclists to ride against the traffic

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
cycle lane

Larghetti from Salvaciclisti (‘Save the Cyclists’). “Reform moves forward. The Municipality leans on the Government.” “In the centre we must and can live together. For example: in Brussels, where 95% of the streets in the old town have a two-way cycle path, only 5% of bicycle accidents happened on those roads. Whereas in Bologna, many […]

Arte Migrante in Zonarelli Centre

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Arte Migrante 4

Where cultures go to dance, sing and talk together By Caroline Hunt Arte Migrante is a program founded by Tommaso Carturan with the objective to bring people of varying cultures and social conditions together. This program is held every Wednesday night at Intercultural Center Zonarelli Bologna and has been functioning for about six years now. […]

Ridiculous Prices for Bottled Water in Hospitals

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Bottle water

Tomassini (Fdl): ‘It’s half price though in council buildings.’ For a half a litre bottle in Palazzo d’Accursio it costs 35 cents but at Sant’Orsola and Maggiore Hospitals it costs 60 and at Rizzoli it can even climb up to 70 cents. Tomassini is looking for a remedy and therefore asked the regional councillor for […]