The beauty of being mad: Larry Fink’s photos are silent screams against Donald Trump

Among the advantages of being a daydreaming journalist slash part time flaneur there’s the possibility of accidentally walking into an exhibition’s opening while you’re taking a walk, presenting your press ID and sneaking in even though you weren’t invited or informed of its happening (hey, we’re paid less than decently but at least we get … More The beauty of being mad: Larry Fink’s photos are silent screams against Donald Trump

Would you like a canapé? Aperitivo at Gamberini is an exquisite experience

If you’re looking for the hip place, the “place to be” or the latest in town, you’re not necessarily interested in this post. However, if you’re into seriously good food, seriously served wine and a decadent aperitivo, read on. Gamberini is one of those rare places that never changed with time. It has been there … More Would you like a canapé? Aperitivo at Gamberini is an exquisite experience

Geishas and cherry blossoms: floating world for a dreamy spring at Palazzo Albergati

With the first timid blooms of spring, Bologna opens its doors to an enticing exhibition devoted to Ukiyo-e, the iconic Japanese art movement celebrating the ephemeral beauty of life. As a lover of Japanese art in general and of Ukiyo-e graceful aestethics in particular, I hurried to the opening of “Giappone: storie d’amore e guerra” … More Geishas and cherry blossoms: floating world for a dreamy spring at Palazzo Albergati

Move away Speaker’s Corner: Bologna has “Lo Sgabellino”

The young woman, she doesn’t look any older than 28, is standing on the stool, “the guy” has just wrapped an Italian flag around her neck and this smooth present gently brushes against her hijab. Standing still on her skinny jeans on skinny legs, she is telling a boy about half her age that, whether … More Move away Speaker’s Corner: Bologna has “Lo Sgabellino”

Orione, Galliera, Bellinzona: “parish cinemas” of Bologna have wings!

Do you remember the video from Take me to church? Of course you do. And probably  you’re not thinking about the original short promoting Hozier’s song from 2015, but the other one, made by David LaChapelle and graced by the presence of dancer Sergei Polunin. Now the Russian dancer, model and actor features in his … More Orione, Galliera, Bellinzona: “parish cinemas” of Bologna have wings!

Revolutija! The exhibition you shouldn’t miss is at Mambo. Go see it!

Bologna the Red, they say. Not as red as the October’s revolution, happening little more than one hundred years ago (on October 25th 1917 of the Russian calendar it had its peak), that inspired Revolutija, an incredibly rich and fascinating exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, also known as MAMbo. From Malevich … More Revolutija! The exhibition you shouldn’t miss is at Mambo. Go see it!

Little places I love: Lestofante is an experience of cosyness

Let’s open a new series that I’ll just call “Little places I love”.  Or #littleplacesIlove if you like. Lestofante is small and yes I love it. If we were in Holland I’d say it’s gezelling, a wonderful dutch term that summarizes a bouquet of feelings: “cosy”, “intimate”, “welcoming”, “convivial”. You get the idea.   Not properly a … More Little places I love: Lestofante is an experience of cosyness

Cool or not? Five reasons to visit FICO Eatalyworld

«I visited Disneyland and Disneyworld and wasn’t snobbish about it, unlike most fellow Italians». This declaration from FICO’s (and Eataly’s) founder  Oscar Farinetti, at the press preview of its new brainchild on a gloomy november morning, tells a lot about the style and spirit of this massive theme park on the outskirts of Bologna. Just … More Cool or not? Five reasons to visit FICO Eatalyworld