My black and white feast, or why I love Il Cinema Ritrovato

Ce n’est pas deguelasse, pas at all. I’d start with this misquote from A bout de souffle, one of the most popular movies presented on Piazza Maggiore, to introduce the current edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato. Yes, it it happening. The mad situation of this 2020 obviously erased most cultural events all around the world … More My black and white feast, or why I love Il Cinema Ritrovato

A FREE day in Bologna: 5 things you can do (and have) at zero cost

Yes, Bologna has become a touristic destination, with all the consequent increase in costs, and yes, life can sometimes be a bit pricey here, especially for students. Nevertheless, we are still in Italy, which means tons of artistic and architectonic beauty literally thrown at you at no cost, and with a little bit of research … More A FREE day in Bologna: 5 things you can do (and have) at zero cost

From Ruhr to Angola, Foto / Industria as a way to love Bologna even more

The first gloomy days of real autumn are the perfect moment to visit an exhibition, and if you choose Foto / Industria you’ll actually visit 11 of them, all for free. This yearly celebration of work and the industrial world as interpreted by the lens is always an occasion not only to appreciate world-renewed masters … More From Ruhr to Angola, Foto / Industria as a way to love Bologna even more

Ten reasons why you really, really shouldn’t miss Il Cinema Ritrovato

The most exciting week of the year – at least for cinephiles, romantics and people of good taste – is fast approaching. Il Cinema Ritrovato opens Saturday 22nd and is going to unravel its magic up until Sunday 30th. About 500 films from over 100 cinematheques will form the usual, sumptuous party of vintage cinema, … More Ten reasons why you really, really shouldn’t miss Il Cinema Ritrovato

What if Spaghetti Bolognaise were made with tuna?

If there’s a topic that inevitably brings up some debate this is (the very existence of) spaghetti bolognese. A false myth for some, an Italian delicacy for most non Italians, the sole mention of this dish has the typical Bolognese person (me included) scream with indignation: «Spaghetti Bolognese don’t exist!». And this is indeed true, … More What if Spaghetti Bolognaise were made with tuna?