Street food has conquered even the beautiful city of Bologna, that through street food enables its visitors to know deeply the most ancient traditions, in addition to the historical and artistic beauties. Bologna’s Street Food has something for everybody, eating well and cheap.  It is not a surprise that Bologna is usually referred to as godereccio...

The Bolognese Ragù is a very famous seasoning typical of Emilia Romagna, one of the most popular recipes abroad, based on meat, which accompanies pasta or polenta dishes, interpreted in various ways. Its origins are difficult to establish. There are those who go back to the times of the ancient Romans, who prepare a kind of stew. In France, the che...

On July 23, 1960, crowds gathered at the Bologna Train Station to witness the maiden journey of a brand new electric train, the ETR 250 “Arlecchino.” The four-carriage, first-class only convoy was a thing to behold: It featured a striking gray-green magnolia livery, sinuous lines, and two belvedere— panoramic viewpoints—from which travelers could w...

With its 62 kilometers of porticoes, of which 42 in the historic center, Bologna is the most ‘arcaded’ city in Italy. In July 2021, the porticoes of Bologna were inscribed onto Unesco’s World Heritage list. As reported by Unesco, “the porticoes have become an expression and element of Bologna’s urban identity.” Indeed, porticoes are not only an ide...

Like an artwork, preparing a good ragù, or meat sauce, requires patience. In both Bologna and Naples, the lower classes created this sauce to maximize flavor from what little meat they could afford. But Italy has many ragùs. French term The name itself actually comes from France, where ragout refers to any stewed dish containing diced meat, fish, o...

This beloved pink cured meat was created in Bologna during the Renaissance. When it crossed the Atlantic, its name eventually derived into bologna (or baloney).  Mortadella has experienced a revival in its place of origin, enhancing countless recipes and even elevating simple slices of plain bread. The cold cut makes for a convenient quick lunch, s...

When you first visit Italy, it's hard to imagine just how good the Italian food is going to be. No matter what part of the country you visit, even the worst food is generally really good. But if you’re looking for some of the best Italian food in Italy, head to Bologna, considered the gastronomic capital of Italy — certainly one of the ultimate foo...

For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated northward in 1944. The 97-year-old World War II veteran met the three siblings – who are now octogenarians themselves –...

"When the silence in the streets may seem deafening, music continues to dictate trends and shape the cultural, social and political fabric of the cities it inhabits and of the people gravitating in this ever-changing world.” This condition of continuous change provides the basis for the Music & The Cities podcast, putting music at the heart of each...

You’re not going to watch Nico Mannion play basketball this year, unless you’re a fan of international hoops. The Golden State Warriors 20-year old point guard, who was the No. 48 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is signing a deal with Virtus Bologna in Italy’s Serie A, the top professional basketball league in Italy. Because the Warriors extended the q...