150 years ago next week, one of the world’s most influential people, often described as the inventor of radio, was born in Bologna. Guglielmo Marconi altered the course of human history forever when he sent the first radio signal from his home in the Bologna countryside in 1894. Now, 150 years after his birth, his homeland is paying tribute in a bi...

Bologna stands as a pivotal travel hub in the heart of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and exquisite cuisine. This bustling city not only offers an array of attractions within its confines, including the famous Piazza Maggiore, the Two Towers, and a myriad of historical buildings, but also serves as an ex...

La rossa, la grassa, la dotta (the red, the thick, the learned one): that's how an old saying describes Bologna - for the peculiar color of its buldings, the richness of its food and the presence of the most ancient university in the world. For decades, it has been among the most beloved cities in Italy by tourists for its vitality, unmistakable ar...

Bologna is one of the most renowned and fascinating cities in northern Italy. Its university (Alma Mater Studiorum) is the oldest in the Western world and has given it the nickname 'learned'. Its rich and tasty cuisine can be felt in the streets of the centre and has given it the nickname 'grassa' (fat). The red colour of its historic buildings cre...

A nine-hundred-year-old tower in the Italian city of Bologna known for its significant lean will be shored up using the same equipment that stabilised the Tower of Pisa as concerns mount that it might be on the verge of collapse. The 48m tall Garisenda tower was built in the 12th century, but just two centuries later it began to tilt. Today, it lea...

Some days we want to have lunch in Rome and dinner in Milan, for that we’re grateful for the three-hour Alta Velocità. But then there are other days we want to slow down, peel our eyes from our screens, and really just enjoy the ride. These three train lines call attention to bygone eras of travel, and they’re more about the journey than the destin...

In 2023, the production of Mortadella Bologna PGI reached 39.5 million kg, with sales hitting 33.3 million kg. Compared to 2022, this marks a notable uptick in production by +3.7% and sales by +0.8%, as per data sourced from IFCQ certifications. Notably, the pre-packaged sliced variant of the deli meat has sustained its impressive decade-long growt...

Imagine losing the use of your legs. A car accident, a sudden illness, a life-breaking trauma. The physical pain, the psychological frustration, the anguish of an immobile future. What if you were told that there is a technology that can make you walk again? Not a distant future, but the present. This is the story of Alex Santucci, a 49-year-old of...

Mortadella, with its unmistakable spicy and aromatic scent and its soft consistency, is a cured meat that has conquered everyone's palates, all over the world. This has always represented the Italian snack par excellence: enclosed in two discs of bread and held in the hands of children and adults - it has always symbolized union and simplicity. Ori...

Wedged between the well-trodden cities of Venice, Milan, and Florence, Bologna is often overlooked. That’s too bad because this vibrant historical and gastronomic center is one of the most culturally rich places in Italy. Home to 400,000 people, the capital of Emilia-Romagna has high quality-of-life indicators and ranks as one of the most livable d...