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

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!

LaLa Land of colour: La gallina smilza

Whenever I’m in a bad mood or the weather is gloomy, I am pretty certain that entering this place just down Piazza Santo Stefano will mitigate my blues. By showering me in pink, yellow and aquamarine. Everything, like, everything they have is at least pretty, but mostly cool, slightly addictive and definitely uplifting. And this with … More LaLa Land of colour: La gallina smilza

Crickets and green and country chic: Ca’ Maranghi in Val di Senio

Sandra bought this house when she was in her mid-twenties. Not only because she fell in love with the place but also, she tells me, because this is the area where her grand parents fell in love, got married and then got married again (50 years later: golden wedding anniversary). It’s a secluded place, surrounded … More Crickets and green and country chic: Ca’ Maranghi in Val di Senio