Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine


  • Fresh Tortellini

    What to eat in Bologna

    Bologna is without a doubt Italy’s culinary capital – if you’re a foodie, it’s a must on any trip to Italy. Tagliatelle al ragú Perhaps the cities most famous dish, and the one that has been bastardised across the English-speaking world as Spag-Bol, much to the bewilderment and disgust of local cooks; you see, one […]

  • Bologna – 11 useful travel tips

    So you’re planning a trip to Bologna? We’ve some useful tips for you here, to help you get the most out of your trip. Obviously you should browse through our Bologna Archive, for more articles and specific info on sights and things to do – but this article is intended as a quick checklist to […]

  • Milano's Duomo - just over an hour from Bologna

    Bologna – 4 Great day trips to make

    Bologna has plenty of sights to see, things to do, and restaurants to visit, but it’s also increasingly being used by tourists as a base to explore Northern Italy. Indeed with improvements to the rail connections, including the high speed train line that connects Milan – Bologna – Florence – Rome and Napoli, you can […]

  • The Seven Secrets of Bologna

    Bologna, with its medieval city centre, dark portico galleries, and large student population is the perfect recipe for a mysterious getaway. Any visitor to Bologna who spends any time with the local Bolognesi will hear about seven secret sights hidden around the city. At risk of being shuffled off this mortal coil, some dark night, […]

  • Mambo – Bologna’s Modern Art Museum

    Bologna has a thriving cultural life, and one of its centerpieces is Mambo (Museo Art Moderna di Bologna), a wonderful art museum with temporary and permanent exhbitions, situated in Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14, between the city centre and the train station. A lot of thought has gone in to the Museum, which was formerly […]

  • The Museum for the Memory of the Victims of Ustica, Bologna

    Museum for the memory of Ustica – Bologna

    Bologna’s Museum for the Memory Of Ustica sounds like a mouthful, but in actual fact it’s a stunning museum, tucked away in a park in the city’s Bolognina zone (a 10-15 minute walk from the main train station). Ustica is an island off the coast of Sicily – near where, on the 27th of June […]

  • Bologna's San Luca

    Bologna’s Santuario della Madonna di San Luca

    The hill-top church of San Luca (the santuario della Madonna di San Luca) can be seen from various vantage points around the city, with its impressive 3.5 km covered arcade that slopes down into the city’s Porta Saragozza gate. A flickr’s eye view of Santuario della Madonna di San Luca Photos on flickr with the […]

  • Bologna Towers

    Bologna’s Asinelli & Garisenda Towers

    The Asinelli and Garisenda towers (Torre degli Asinelli & Torre delle Garisenda), marking the heart of medieval Bologna, are just two of a number of towers remaining from the middle ages dotted around the city. They’re certianly the most impressive – standing at in Piazza Ravegnana, at the intersection of the roads that lead to […]

  • Bologna’s Ducati Museum

    Guide to The Ducati Museum – Bologna Were Emilia-Romagna to declare independence from Italy in the morning, in one fell swoop Italy would lose the vast majority of its luxury car and motorcycle production. Emilia-Romagna is one of the richest regions in the country, in part precisely due to the fact that Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, […]