Palazzo Varignana, side A: beautiful garden and green treasure

There’s a little treasure in the leafy shape of a garden just outside Bologna: Palazzo Varignana, up the hills of Castel San Pietro, is a historical mansion turned resort and Spa (dedicated post on the amazing new indulging space soon to come) that also happens to host a precious garden, so prestigious that it belongs … More Palazzo Varignana, side A: beautiful garden and green treasure

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

ARKADEN! Bologna celebrates its unique “portici” system (with a plea to Unesco)

There are two ways to make a brand of your local specificity. The vicious one is adapting it to a confused idea of what tourists need, i.e. promoting  the non-exixtent “Spaghetti Bolognese”. The virtuous one is valorizing what is authentic. The cycle of events that goes by the name Arkaden luckily chose the second option. … More ARKADEN! Bologna celebrates its unique “portici” system (with a plea to Unesco)

Bologna has its own MET. Cantieri Meticci and the art of cross culture

No it’s not the Metropolitan Museum, but it promises to become quite an institution. MET, Meticceria Extrartistica Trasversale, is the product of Cantieri Meticci‘s decennial activity. Initially known as Compagnia dei Rifugiati (“The refugees’ company”), its was created by  former Teatro dell’Argine’s playwright and director Pietro Floridia with the aim to strongly promote, support and create art among … More Bologna has its own MET. Cantieri Meticci and the art of cross culture

Fruit. It’s hipster-land and I love it!

It might be because of that deep masochism of mine. Because half of the people behind the stalls of Fruit, the Independent publishers’ fair at Palazzo Re Enzo, act just like the stereotypical hipsters: wearing that impeccably assembled vintage outfits and fake-carelessly showing off that perfect haircuts (or mustache), they look at you with genuine disgust and ask … More Fruit. It’s hipster-land and I love it!

Artefiera: a deep art immersion (and some bubbly)

There’s no doubt: thanks to Artefiera this is Bologna’s best week of the winter and most alive week-end. It’s that time of the year when Bologna Exhibition Center becomes a massive art gallery and the whole city embraces a plethora of openings, parties and events in the name of art. This 41st edition hosts 153 art galleries plus a range of … More Artefiera: a deep art immersion (and some bubbly)