Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine


15 Contemporary Italian Writers You Should Read (who aren’t Elena Ferrante)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Elena Ferrante’s success is more than well-deserved, but don’t forget that there are lots of other great Italian novelists out there. We’ve put together a list of our favourites here.

Ten Things to do In Rimini

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Rimini has such a large array of great things to do and see, that it’s hard to boil it down to a simple ‘best of’ list, but at the same time Rimini works brilliantly as a short-trip destination so we’ve put on our thinking hats, and narrowed down the choices to what we think are […]

Rimini’s Roman Ruins

Monday, October 17th, 2016 Rimini has some of the best preserved Roman ruins that you’ll find anywhere in Italy, with at least three major monuments that you absolutely must see. It’s no surprise, given that the city was founded by the Romans (under the name Ariminum) as they expanded their empire over the Appenines and into the Po […]

Rimini, when is the best time to go?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

When is the best time to visit Rimini? That’s a good question, and not as easy to answer as it may sound. Certainly the high tourist season is July/August, and in terms of events that’s when the majority are scheduled. There are plenty of people, though, who will recommend you avoid the city in those […]

Nightlife in Bologna

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Nightlife in Bologna is vibrant, but often underground (quite literally in the case of a number of clubs!). The best places to go are spread by word of mouth (and increasingly Social Media). Because it’s a university town, with a very young population you’re spoilt for choice – whether you want to go to a […]

10 of the best hotels in Bologna City Centre

Friday, October 7th, 2016

There are loads of hotels in Bologna’s city centre – of differing quality, convenience and reputation. For years Bologna has, wrongly, been considered simply a travel hub rather than a place to visit in its own right, and because of its extensive road and railway network there are lots of top class hotels outside the […]

The Sala Borsa – a cultural oasis

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Bologna’s Sala Borsa, the old city stock exchange, is a must see, in part because of its art nouveau architecture, in part because of its roman ruins in the basement, and in part simply because it’s a buzzing cultural hotspot of the city, with exhibitions, the main library, coffee shop (and bathroom and baby-changing facilities) […]

The world’s largest rock band, play more than just Foo Fighters

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Last year the Rockin’ 1000 hit the headlines when they gathered together in a field outside Cesena in Italy, to play a huge group version of the Foo Fighters Learning to Fly. It was an impassioned gesture to get the band to come and play in this small town in the Emilia-Romagna province of Italy […]

Piazza Duomo Trento

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Trento’s Piazza Duomo is the buzzing heart of this city, the capital of the Trentino region. Duomo in Italian means Cathedral, and Trento’s Cathedral San Vigilio does indeed dominate the square, but there are lots of things that are equally important and interesting to see in this square. The square from the middle-ages onwards became […]

Trento – 10 things to see and do in this Alpine City

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Trento, in Northern Italy has lots going for it – it’s easy to reach from places like Milan, Bologna, Venice or Florence, and yet it’s a world away in many ways. It’s where Italy starts to take on a more Austrian flavour, and is nestled in to the mountains in the Adige river valley. There […]