Bologna’s first elementary school

In 1987, when I was 6 years old, I attended the De Amicis elementary school. It is the oldest one in Bologna. In 1868, when the school was built, Italy was a very young country and “Italian” was a new language to be taught. Indeed, before Italy became a single country, people in Bologna spokeContinue reading “Bologna’s first elementary school”

Bologna Father’s Day

Raviole of San Giuseppe: a sweet gift for daddy In Italy Father’s Day, Festa del papà, has been celebrated on March 19th (St. Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages. In Bologna traditionally we prepare the Raviole, yummy cookies filled with my favourite jam: the mostarda. They are amazing for breakfast or even better after dinnerContinue reading “Bologna Father’s Day”