Morning grace: zen painting at Modo

Independent library Modo, nested between the crowded bars of Via Mascarella, is one of my favorite places in town. So much so that I won’t write about it in general now, because this deserves its own post. But let’s just say that the guys at Modo, other than having a cool selection of essays and … More Morning grace: zen painting at Modo

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

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

Ladies in heels and steaming sets

«So she actually squirts? I thought she was faking it all the time», «Oh no she was not. That’s her thing, she’s a big squirter». Just a casual exchange of comments you could hear from two respectable Bolognese women last evening, at the opening of Tacchi nudi, Nicola Casamassima’s photo exhibition hosted by Factory gallery for just 4 days. Casamassima has … More Ladies in heels and steaming sets

Rifiuti, a meditation on garbage from the kings (and queen) of recycle

Like some of you know, I’m a fan of Fratelli Broche, vintage dealers by day, artistic duo by night. So I’m happy to announce their latest work Rifiuti, hosted by gallery/factory Adiacenze, a perfect combination of both identities. Rifiuti is both a project and an exibition. The latter, opening friday march 5th, is made of … More Rifiuti, a meditation on garbage from the kings (and queen) of recycle

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)