Business & Economy

Meraville Shopping Park donates 50,000 Euros

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Meraville Shopping Park from above

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND Huge donation to the Municipality of Bologna to help families in need Bologna, May 19, 2020 – The investment company Nuveen, owner of the Meraville Shopping Park in Bologna, has donated €50,000 to the Municipality of Bologna to help the territory cope with the problems that are emerging due to Covid-19. The contribution […]

Go-ahead for takeaways pre-opening

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

8 out of 10 businesses to start before May Tonelli at Ascom: “many were already making home deliveries.” Rossi at Confesercenti: “jump towards reopening.” The catering sector takes another step forward towards phase two. From tomorrow – Ascom Bologna estimates – 80 percent of the activities under the Two Towers and the province will begin […]

Holidays at the beach & FREE masks

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Bolognese book stores reopen & “proximity tourism” The doors of the fashion houses, automotive and metallurgy sectors could reopen as early as next week. Bonaccorsi: “We work on a series of rules that provide for the possibility of spacing on the beach” The government is studying Phase 2 of reopening the economy. Work is in […]

First news on “Opening the country” begins

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Artisans first to open Masks and social distancing rules Bars, discos and hairdressers last to reopen Quotas for cinema goers Having reached a plateau during the coronavirus epidemic, the government is in the planning stages for “opening” the country again. What to reopen and when are the big dilemmas. It will certainly not be a […]

Bolognese Eatsapp Thriving in the Corona Era

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

An online company helping local eateries by using their own staff Who would have thought that in times of collapse of orders due to the Coronavirus an app to order food online would have maintained a stable economic base. This is the story of, a young food ordering company founded in November under the Two […]

ALERT: Bolognese food under threat from Street Food

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Comune warns not enough being done The alarm is also ringing out for sheet pastry cooks.  It might sound funny, but it’s all very real indeed. Bologna risks ending up without one of its recognised characteristic symbols: high quality cuisine. Councilor for Culture, Lepore has thrown down the gauntlet by saying, “You can’t find enough […]

1500 free pocket ashtrays for smokers

Friday, December 20th, 2019
cig butts

New initiative to combat butt-ends in San Pietro in Casale Every year 4.5 trillion filters end up on paths, parks and green areas, representing one of the biggest polluting factors globally. To counteract this particularly damaging element for the environment, the Municipality of San Pietro in Casale has provided free of charge to local businesses […]

Bologna’s Ever-greener traffic

Friday, December 13th, 2019
Enel electric recharging post Via Dante.

Hybrid & Electric vehicle numbers  increasing The city has over 1,300 more vehicles, an increase of 32% compared to the previous year.  Hybrid and electric cars are multiplying under the Two Towers, reaching and exceeding 5,700 cars.  Of course, compared to the total number of motors circulating the figure of 2.8% still pales into significance […]

The Leila Bologna Project

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Leila Bologna for the sharing economy

The Sharing Economy If you haven’t heard of the ‘Sharing Economy’ by now, the chances are that you may have already participated in it without actually realising it. There can be no doubt that its ubiquitous reach has touched every nation and is encroaching on just about every useful resource in the modern age. Bologna’s […]

The start-up BackBo

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Pietro Ceciarini & Marta Carboni at their Scuderia workshop

A silent revolution Not all revolutions are noisy and in your face. Some are small, silent ones that contain the economic germs of the future. They are often the fruit of ideas nurtured by the courage of young people who never cease to change the world. BackBo is one of them. It is an experimental […]