Business & Economy

More bums-on-seats in future

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Bike racks multiply in 5 years 1,000 bike posts have been introduced to the city streets over the last five years as part of the city’s regeneration program. 110 alone inhabit Via Pratello area as this is the most used bicycle route in and out of the city. The commune is celebrating the milestone by […]

Sorsi di Web celebrates year in web marketing with connoisseurs

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

In March, Sorsi di Web hosted an event to celebrate a year of their digital agency that offers consulting services and web marketing training for companies in the food & wine sector. The conference was held at the historic Odeon Cinema with advice on many issues related to the online wine sector such as: inbound […]

Mysterious Mr X pays for Dalla music rights on Via D’Azeglio

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Firstly, it was Ascom who stepped forward to pay Siae (on the rights to Lucio Dalla’s music), now, a mysterious benefactor has offered to pay the rights until 2026. Every evening at 1800, Dalla’s songs pour out on to Via D’Azeglio for everyone to listen to and admire the talents one of Bologna’s most famous […]

LimeLAB raises its European profile

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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The Carisi family from Bologna are taking entrepreneurship to a whole new level. Thanks to their collective brain power and ingenuity for design, their LimeLAB studio have created a winning table lamp called the Hoku, which is being put on display throughout European design shows. They have managed this amazing feat by merging innovative techniques […]

Fiscal fixers in Panama

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The Bolognese caught in the headlights Among the hundred or so Italian names that appear in the now infamous ‘Panama Papers’  it seems three are Bolognese. Among the list that was leaked online from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca – specializing in the creation of companies in tax havens (not only Panama, but also […]


Monday, May 2nd, 2016

More cameras. More fines. The comune has decided that the ‘Kiss & Ride’ underground facility at the rail station is not working as efficiently it should do. So, now, they have found an innovative way to make people use it: by using the mobile ‘Scout’ system to photograph and fine parked vehicles along Via Carracci […]

Road workers fear job losses

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Unions up in arms as robots take over ‘important’ roles.  Motorists  got a shock this week while driving on the Viale near to Porta San Mamolo. Roadworks had commenced at the intersection for the entrance to the Carabinieri station, but traffic was often intermittent due to the attention this robotic worker was receiving. One driver […]

24hr Shopping at last

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The French super market chain Carrefour, has opened two new supermarkets in Porta Castiglione and Via Don Sturzo, bringing with them a whole new culture of shopping. Both ‘Express’ shops feature an ‘OPEN 24/7’ sign outside – something the Bolognese may have only ever seen in a handful of other Italian cities but which is […]

City council moves on illegal Airbnb hosts

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

A pact between the comune and the behemoth in private room rental seeks €10million loss. Councillor for tourism, Mateo Lepore lamented that in 2015 the city coffers lost €4 million (€3.5m in 2014), and with this new income they will be able to finance part of the new cultural strategies planned for the coming future. […]

Piazza Grande squandered €350,000 on ‘new’ HQ

Friday, January 1st, 2016

The charitable association was established in Bologna in 1993 to tackle social exclusion and uphold the rights of the homeless through production of the ‘Piazza Grande’ newspaper. The paper is, in fact, written and published by homeless people as a means to start them on the road to recovery and socially empower them at the […]