President Sergio Mattarella visited Bologna on Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of two of the most painful moments in Italy's history - the 1980 Bologna station bombing and the Ustica air crash. On 27 June 1980, a Bologna-Palermo flight by the now-defunct Itavia airline crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea between the islands of Ponza and Ustica, k...

Part of a cancer-hit liver was transplanted into a spleen and grown until the liver could be transplanted back in a world first in Bologna, doctors said Wednesday.     The unprecedented operation was carried out in the Emilian capital's Policlinico Sant'Orsola Hospital. The patient is doing well, doctors said. The original cancer had spread from th...

On June 26, 2020 the world lost one of its brightest mind. Milton Glaser died on his 91st birthday after an incredible and extremely long career in the creative field. But where do I begin to tell what Milton Glaser really represented to the design world? Well, he was a real legend, let’s start from here.  Born and raised in the Bronx, New York Cit...

Many people know of soccer, or football as it is called in the rest of the world. Many dislike the sport because they just don’t get it and it just doesn’t relate to us in North America. You do have to keep something in mind, though: FIFA is one of the largest sport organizations in the world. Not here, Italy, Russia, or Japan, but in 211 countries...

ON AUGUST 2, 1980, A neo-fascist terrorist group hid a time bomb at the BolognaBologna Centrale station, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. It is one of the major incidents during the tumultuous Years of Lead, the period of social and political strife that lasted from the 1960s to the 1980s,  and arguably the very worst of these. Some ti...

"Abbiamo ottime notizie sui ventilatori per le terapie intensive: abbiamo scoperto come collegare un respiratore a più circuiti". Lo annuncia Sergio Venturi, commissario ad Acta per l'emergenza coronavirus in Emilia-Romagna. "L'intuizione – spiega Venturi – si deve al professor Ranieri, direttore del reparto di Rianimazione e Anestesia a Bologna ch...

The Cineteca of Bologna is one of the world’s most renowned film restoration centers, home of the Charlie Chaplin and Pier Paolo Pasolini archives. Each summer, it hosts Il Cinema Ritrovato, an acclaimed film festival featuring restored masterpieces and early silent cinema that has been described as “pure heaven for cinéphiles.” Thanks to an ongoin...

Fellini! Fashion! Vampires! And an exciting international lineup of documentaries, comedies, unconventional love stories, and politically engaged films. This eight day series gives a small taste of the world renowned festival of rare and restored films - Il Cinema Ritrovato - that draws thousands of international cinema fans to Bologna, Italy every...

Venice will always be one of Europe’s most magnificent destinations. But with so many tourists flooding in and out of the city every day, it’s not for everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of Italian destinations that are equally charming but not yet spoiled by mass tourism. WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF SIENA, TUSCANY The picturesque region of Tuscany is ho...

Si è conclusa con successo al Policlinico Universitario Sant’Orsola di Bologna la prima operazione chirurgica al mondo condotta in una sala operatoria reale, ma in cui il chirurgo, durante l’intervento, vedeva di fronte a sé anche elementi virtuali, in grado di supportarlo e guidarlo. Questo è stato possibile grazie a un visore di Realtà Aumentata...