Fotografia Europea is the one unmissable local festival this spring

First of all, I plead guilty of never going to Reggio Emilia, whose museums, as I found out, literally kick ass. Eloquent preface aside, let’s go back to why I am mentioning Reggio now. I recently went there to attend the press preview of photography festival Fotografia Europea, and what a dense tour de force it was. Almost … More Fotografia Europea is the one unmissable local festival this spring

The Mast Foundation hosts a powerful “visual alphabet” of work on its latest exhibition

The Mast Foundation is one of those jewels that, as a resident in Bologna, you tend to take for granted, and yet you shouldn’t. First, because it is indeed a jewel, a massive multifunctional complex covering an area of 25,000 sm, designed by Studio Labics’s Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, graced by the presence of artworks by … More The Mast Foundation hosts a powerful “visual alphabet” of work on its latest exhibition

It is Boldini time at Palazzo Albergati. And what a time it was

There certainly haven’t been shortage of Boldini exhibitions over the past few years. We had one in Rome, one in Turin, one in Barletta. Ferrara, birthplace of the painter, hosted two: Boldini e la moda in 2019 and Boldini. Dal disegno al dipinto. Attorno alla Contessa de Leusse this year. And it was only three … More It is Boldini time at Palazzo Albergati. And what a time it was

If you like vintage photos and Bologna, this archive from Cineteca is for you

As we all know, Bologna’s Cinematheque loves to honor memory and memories, and as you all know I love La Cineteca di Bologna. So when I got invited to the presentation of Bologna Fotografata, a brand new digital archive of very bolognese photos signed by Cineteca I run to it. Once again, it was a … More If you like vintage photos and Bologna, this archive from Cineteca is for you

Espresso, granita and aperitivo: the rebirth of Piazza Aldrovandi (with some “however”)

It’s no mystery that I live very close to Piazza Aldrovandi and that this piazza that-isn’t-actually-a-piazza is one of my favorite spots to hang. I celebrated my last birthday at Ripasso, I love buying cute little plants at Verde Oliva and I begin (very early) these hot summer days with breakfast at Sartoria Gastronomica with … More Espresso, granita and aperitivo: the rebirth of Piazza Aldrovandi (with some “however”)

5 truly unmissable movies to watch on Piazza Maggiore (or at Lunetta Gamberini)

It is indeed that time of the year when I live like a vampire, hidden in a secluded, refrigerated shadow, and all my friends will hear from me is complaints about the heat the the mysterious composition of my body, which is unable to stand still over 30 degrees. But luckily it is also that … More 5 truly unmissable movies to watch on Piazza Maggiore (or at Lunetta Gamberini)

Food from your holidays and where to find it in Bologna

Unless you are one of the lucky (and frowned upon) people who left Red Zone Bologna to hop on a plane and enjoy an Easter break abroad, chances are it’s been a while since you enjoyed your latest trip. And you are probably feeling nostalgic of the view, the air and the flavours of your … More Food from your holidays and where to find it in Bologna

In bloom! Take a walk on these flowery hotspots in Bologna

It’s spring, no matter what colour our «Zone » is. And even though these are not simple times, there is still plenty of beauty around town. Especially now that new colours are blossoming here and there. So here’s a list of where to go (often for free and always with full permission) to get yourself a … More In bloom! Take a walk on these flowery hotspots in Bologna