Reading Edith Warthon at Le Serre dei Giardini

Couple of days ago I spent the whole afternoon reading The house of myrth under the sun at Le serre dei Gardini, the only true garden cafe of Bologna and one of its most precious spaces. Written by Edith Warton (author of that famous The age of Innocence that became an iconic movie by Martin … More Reading Edith Warthon at Le Serre dei Giardini

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

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

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)

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

The gentle wave of vegan gourmets: Radici and Botanica Lab

I’m not a fan of gentrification and globalization and when it comes in the shape of food trends I’m not particularly excited. However, if following a food hype means enriching the city’s menu, then I’m all for it. In particular, vegan and vegetarian places, despite being a steadily growing trend in Bologna too, were in strong … More The gentle wave of vegan gourmets: Radici and Botanica Lab