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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 […]

Beyoncé’s Lemonade – Ten Articles on Beyoncé that are actually worth reading

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Beyoncé’s Lemonade released initially as a surprise hour long video album, has generated tidal waves ofcommentary, the larger part of it being incredibly shallow. Whether it centered on the Jay-Z infedelity / who is Becky with the good hair themes, or took the format of privileged media figures (most notoriously Piers Morgan) reminding Beyoncé that […]

Bologna’s Jewish Ghetto

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Bologna’s Jewish Ghetto is small but a deeply moving place to the traveller visiting this medieval city. At its heart is the Jewish Museum (Museo Ebraico) in Via Valdonica, a small but well curated Museum that documents the history of Jewish life and culture in the region. The Ghetto Ebraico or Jewish Ghetto in Bologna […]

Food Shopping in the Quadrilatero

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The small alleyways on the eastern-side of Piazza Maggiore, bounded roughly by via Rizzoli, via Castiglione, via Farini, piazza Galvani and via dell’Archiginnasio make up the area known locally as the Quadrilatro – a picture-postcard-pretty market area where you can buy all sorts of amazing local produce, from fish through to fruit, vegetables, and various […]

Bologna’s Shoah Memorial

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Bologna’s Shoah Memorial is a stark monument, placed prominently in a new square developed as part of the new high-speed train station, at the corner of Via Matteoti and Via Carracci. The project, a collaboration between the local institutions and the Jewish community of Bologna, was officially unvelied on the 27th of January 2016,  International Holocaust […]