Ten reasons why you really, really shouldn’t miss Il Cinema Ritrovato

The most exciting week of the year – at least for cinephiles, romantics and people of good taste – is fast approaching. Il Cinema Ritrovato opens Saturday 22nd and is going to unravel its magic up until Sunday 30th. About 500 films from over 100 cinematheques will form the usual, sumptuous party of vintage cinema, … More Ten reasons why you really, really shouldn’t miss Il Cinema Ritrovato

Ex Africa comes beauty

Ex Africa semper aliquid novi, “There’s always something new coming from Africa”, Pliny The Younger used to say. Here’s the origin of this ambitious exhibition’s title: the art, the artists, the hidden masters and the often forgotten pieces coming ex Africa, from Africa. This exhibition might be the biggest ever organized in Italy, a vast, … More Ex Africa comes beauty

Elephant and Castle of Via San Vitale: that link between Bologna and London

“Back in my days”, when I was a graduate in London, I took a summer course of journalism at London College of Printing (now London College of Communication). The University was and still is in Elephant and Castle, quite an interesting place with its Caribbean flair, its traffic, its not so chic (at least that how … More Elephant and Castle of Via San Vitale: that link between Bologna and London

What if Spaghetti Bolognaise were made with tuna?

If there’s a topic that inevitably brings up some debate this is (the very existence of) spaghetti bolognese. A false myth for some, an Italian delicacy for most non Italians, the sole mention of this dish has the typical Bolognese person (me included) scream with indignation: «Spaghetti Bolognese don’t exist!». And this is indeed true, … More What if Spaghetti Bolognaise were made with tuna?