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

All the single ladies: 5 cafès loved by women in Bologna

I hate gender stereotypes, but it’s a fact that every time I step into one of these lovely (see? The chosen adjective already tells a lot) places I can’t help noticing that the percentage of women is about 80%, at least. So, here are 5 cafes and bars and salons de thé where you can go to … More All the single ladies: 5 cafès loved by women in Bologna

French-kissing whipped cream. Bologna’s top 5 according to a bunch of girlies

Everybody has her own way of eating ice-cream. Some sit politely and enjoy it in a plastic cup with its nice little spoon, others prefer to grab a cone and lick it in fast circles while walking. I’m the cone&walk type, which doesn’t mean I don’t savour every little lick. As a matter of fact, I noticed that I eat my … More French-kissing whipped cream. Bologna’s top 5 according to a bunch of girlies

5 novels set in Bologna

Oddly enough, when it comes to books set in Bologna, most of them are thrillers. As if this playground of a city (the typical student’s opinion) and foodies’ heaven (tourists’ most popular slogan) would acquire a brand new identity when represented in a book. Because thing is, The Red‘s traditionally cheerful atmosphere becomes, in most writers’ minds, a … More 5 novels set in Bologna

5 urban oasis for seeking refuge on warm summer nights

When the “afa” strikes hard, locals tend to take their car or hop on a scooter and drive up to “i colli”, where temperatures are always lower and the leafy green offers a fresh solution for those seeking refuge from the truly suffocating heath of the most intense summer days. But since the hills aren’t always … More 5 urban oasis for seeking refuge on warm summer nights

5 movies that will make you travel all across Italy from Piazza Maggiore

Like you might have guessed, I am quite a fan of movies, Cineteca di Bologna and open air screenings. Therefore, could I restrain myself from writing a post about Sotto le stelle del cinema? Certainly not. This summer, most of the program is a tribute to Italian cinema, from famous titles of the sixties’ and fifties’”Commedia all’Italiana” to some more recent productions. I … More 5 movies that will make you travel all across Italy from Piazza Maggiore