“Cibò So Good” – 3 day Food Festival

Every month Bologna offers a great food festival (we can plan a visit!). February is the time for Cibò that is the Emilia-Romagna Excellence Festival

Emilia-Romagna is the Italian region with the highest number of PDO and PGI products. There are 43 of them, spread across the region. For those who are not familiar with these acronyms, PDO stands for Protected Designation of Origin, and PGI indicates the Protected Geographical Indication. Not only are these appellations  a guarantee of quality, they also help local agricultural activities in preserving old traditions. The best known products from Emilia-Romagna, in Italy and in the world, are without doubt Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma Ham, Modena and Reggio-Emilia Traditional Balsamic Vinegars, and cold cuts like Mortadella Bologna and Coppa Piacentina.


Then, there are traditional regional products such as the juicy Vignola cherries or the pears. A classic countryside dish consists of eating pears along with quite well-seasoned cheeses…heavenly! 



2016 – Neptune Fountain’s restoration

Untile December 2016 it will be possible to visit the restoration site (except on Dec 24th and 25th). The restoration staff will bring the fountain back to its former glory: the statue is one of the symbols of Bologna and these restoration works make the water spring again in the heart of Bologna.

  • See the restorers at work (except on Saturday and Sunday)
  • Get the opportunity to get close to this amazing work of art, appreciating each single detail
  • Hear the story of the fountain and discover the importance that water had for the entire city

from Monday to Friday h. 10am
Saturday, every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month 4pm

Reservation in advance is required – Duration 1 hour

Shoah Memorial

A new Shoah Memorial will be inaugurated next year on January 27th. 2015-09-22 18.41.34
A wall inspired to the wooden banks inside the concentration camps. It will be possible to walk through the walls to feel the opp
ression of the persecution. The munument will be placed behind the new railway station, at the corner between Carracci and Matteotti street. In that area a new quarter is growing, next to the New City Hall (Liber Paradisus Square). I suggest an itinerary dedicated to the history of the Jewish Community in Bologna. Starting from the Shoah Memorial we can reach the former Jewish Ghetto which can still be precisely traced amid the narrow streets in the medieval heart of the city. The ghetto is undoubtedly one of the most charming areas in town enlivened with artisan workshops and encircled by palaces which belonged to rich Jewish merchants and bankers. Within them Palazzo Bocchi, the only example of inscription in Hebrew on a monument building existing in Italy and Europe, which reproduces a verse from psalm 120 of the Psalter in Jewish characters: “Deliver me from the liars, God! They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth.”