An entire ankle rebuilt with a 3D printed custom prosthesis: it is the first time in the world and the implantation took place on October 9 at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna. The operation, illustrated today at a press conference, took place on a 57-year-old patient who had lost ankle joint function following a serious motorbike accide...

Bologna is a medieval town located in Northern Italy in the Emilia Romagna that was founded by the Etruscans and has since thrived as a popular trade and learning center. It has a population of nearly 500,000 and is home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088. Bologna is a bustling, animated city full of liber...

Tortellini and capon for broth, certosino not panettone. A few mortadella cubes and chocolate-covered orange peel. What to eat in Bologna at Christmas and every address for where to find it. The essential point is the tortellini. And the only way is with broth. It’s okay to be missing something else. But not tortellini, as it’s just not Christmas i...

L’università italiana alla conquista dell’America: a New York nasce l’Italian Academic Center. Nel cuore del campus della Cornell Tech, la “Silicon Valley verticale” sulla Roosevelt Island, nasce un nuovo spazio che ospiterà progetti di innovazione e iniziative di formazione e ricerca promossi da Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Sapien...

Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour returns to Detroit! Join us on November 29-December 1, 2019 at the Detroit Film Theatre.  Each summer, the Cineteca di Bologna, one of the most renowned centers for film restoration, presents a film festival featuring an array of cinematic gems: newly restored classics enjoying their second life, rarities from world film...

A few miles from Porretta, nearby Grizzana Morandi, there’s a building whose architecture cannot fail to impress those who come across it. Between the green mountains of the Bologna’s Apennines you find a castle that combines the medieval and the Moorish styles…very original and atypical for the area! It’s the Rocchetta Mattei, built in the second...

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the birth, on October 23, 1920, of Gianni Rodari, one of the most innovative children’s authors and the first Italian to win the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970. The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Bologna Children’s Book Fair will honour the anniversary with the exhibit Illust...

After the central Umbria region in 2018, this year the northern Italian region of Lombardy will be the guest of honour at the second edition of the National Festival of the Most Beautiful Borghi of Italy. The festival will be held at Bologna's FICO Eataly World November 22-24 and will showcase medieval villages across the entire country and local p...

Bologna stakes a claim to being the oldest university city in Europe, perhaps the world, and a roll call of the alumni of its 1088-founded institution throws up names such as Erasmus of Rotterdam, Thomas Becket, several popes, Copernicus and, more recently, Guglielmo Marconi. But this is no fossilised museum town; Bologna’s scholarly tradition attr...

Strange to say, but even cities can give you quite romantic landscapes during the autumn. The wind lashing against the trees in the parks, the wide alleys turning into huge colourful carpets… In the historical centres, men and women of all ages go for a long stroll, seizing the warmth of the last rays of sun, while groups of children run after each...