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 papĂ , 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”