Morning grace #2: Flowers ‘n fruits in Piazza Aldrovandi

Luckily, Bologna has many farmers’ markets. The latest addition is in Piazza Aldrovandi, where from the beginning of october to the end of january a cosy, one-lined market takes place every sunday morning.   With its bizarre shape – something in between a little piazza and a large street – this square named after collector … More Morning grace #2: Flowers ‘n fruits in Piazza Aldrovandi

Bars and crafts: Via Cladarese is the perfect place for lazy afternoons

Most people, especially tourists, usually walk from Piazza Maggiore to Le Due Torri and, once the photos de riguer have been taken, turn right, heading to Piazza Santo Stefano, left towards the former Ghetto, or take Via Zamboni to reach the University area. They hardly ever keep walking through Via San Vitale and that’s a … More Bars and crafts: Via Cladarese is the perfect place for lazy afternoons

Yoga lovers and harmony seekers, this cozy Yoga Shop is the place for you

I don’t know why I didn’t write about Karam Khand Yoga Shop, Bologna’s first and only yoga shop, earlier. It might be because this was the place I wanted to open (unconscious jelousy). Or because this is where my two passions (and my two blogs) merge. Or just because I’m a serial procrastinator. Anyway, there … More Yoga lovers and harmony seekers, this cozy Yoga Shop is the place for you

Christmas Markets Porn #2. From antiques to urban cool

I had promised some deep diving into the Christmas markets of Bologna and here I am, reporting for duty. This weekend was quite electric with the city completely invaded by people running to and from shops (to get those bloody presents) and, of course, walking through markets. The first I visited is the lovely The Garage … More Christmas Markets Porn #2. From antiques to urban cool

Indulging in a vintage feast: Fratelli Broche

«Only you can wear that, darling, with that lovely thin figure of yours». They have the rare gift of complimenting you in hyperbolic ways, with you knowing they can’t be honest and simultaneously, happily sinking into that sea of sheer, unapologetic flattery. They are Fratelli Broche, performing artists and owners of the vintage shop with the same name in … More Indulging in a vintage feast: Fratelli Broche

Getting lost in scent paradise: Antica Profumeria del Sacro Cuore

A perfume that echoes love? Here you are. A scent to make you experience pure bliss? There you go. Something rounder, less spiced, slightly fruity, a little bit softer, but sensual, and yet delicate, by no means impersonal, and oh, also, possibly reminiscent of a certain feeling of longing? Lady (or Sir), you’re served. Antica Profumeria del … More Getting lost in scent paradise: Antica Profumeria del Sacro Cuore