Bologna loves Hamburg via The Beatles

It was impossible not to sing along this afternoon while Stefanie Hempel, beautiful low voice, cheerful interpretation and ukulele, was tuning Here comes the sun and With a little help from my friend at Palazzo Fava. The german singer was a special gift for the first day of Astrid Kirchherr with the Beatles, by Genus Bononiae and Ono Arte … More Bologna loves Hamburg via The Beatles

Glamorous gold diggers, divas and drama: my Cinema Ritrovato

It took me a little while to enter into the true spirit of Il Cinema Ritrovato. A heath wave stroke again and just like last year the first days were spent cryin’ and tryin’ (to survive). But then I bravely collected myself and stepped into that carousel of cinephiles and nerds that is the Cineteca … More Glamorous gold diggers, divas and drama: my Cinema Ritrovato

Il Cinema Ritrovato: sexiest movie festival ever, proudly “glamour free”

When Gianluca Farinelli, director of film festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, said «We are a festival without glamour» today at the press preview, he couldn’t be smugger. And I couldn’t be prouder, too: this gem of a festival attracts every year in Bologna the best of the best, and it needs no red carpet: only true cinema … More Il Cinema Ritrovato: sexiest movie festival ever, proudly “glamour free”

5 reasons why Bologna becoming a tourists’ destination is good news

All of a sudden Bologna became popular. Vogue wrote about it. The New York Times wrote about it. So did The Guardian and the BBC. Ryanair added some flights to and from most European capitals and there you go: now everyone likes to post about their last weekend in the Red, the Fat and the … More 5 reasons why Bologna becoming a tourists’ destination is good news

Bologna The fat indeed: Biografilm Park is one more occasion to eat and discuss food

If there ever was a place where a film festival is yet another occasion to talk about eating, well that was Bologna, aka City of food. So today there I was at the presentation of Biografilm Park, the series of events taking place alongside Biografilm Festival, and for the first half hour all you could … More Bologna The fat indeed: Biografilm Park is one more occasion to eat and discuss food

Smells like Bologna’s spirit: Smell Festival and the secret language of scents

Smell – Festival dell’Olfatto is one of those things difficult to explain – even more to illustrate – and yet worth mentioning. First because its communication and topics are willingly niche and not crowd-pleasing, which is quite an achievement in a world of the-easier-the-better. Second, and most important, because it investigates the fascinating world of … More Smells like Bologna’s spirit: Smell Festival and the secret language of scents

Fomo in Bolo: life in town is in full bloom (day and night)

Being in Bologna from the end of May onwards means having lots of energy and perfect organization skills, because this little postmark of a metropolis (Copyright Samuel Broche) offers a plethora of events and cool things to do. Let’s begin with this very week end, where at least three unmissable things take place. One is Di verde … More Fomo in Bolo: life in town is in full bloom (day and night)

Ladies in heels and steaming sets

«So she actually squirts? I thought she was faking it all the time», «Oh no she was not. That’s her thing, she’s a big squirter». Just a casual exchange of comments you could hear from two respectable Bolognese women last evening, at the opening of Tacchi nudi, Nicola Casamassima’s photo exhibition hosted by Factory gallery for just 4 days. Casamassima has … More Ladies in heels and steaming sets

Unmissable psychedelic erotica: Belladonna of sadness at Future Film Festival

Remember when I mentioned the movie gems that you can only find at movie festivals? Yesterday I had the honor to watch one of them at Future Film Festival. The much awaited closing movie slash special event Belladonna of sadness had an extra screening added so that more people could see it, and I strongly recommend you to, … More Unmissable psychedelic erotica: Belladonna of sadness at Future Film Festival