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Election night in Bologna (Sera dell’elezione a Bologna)

Friday, November 18th, 2016

November 8th in Bologna and the election day in the US. Given the time difference of 9 hours the polls on the west coast closed at 6 PM so that translates to 3 AM in Bologna. There was a great amount of interest in US election there not only because we are a world power […]

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Back to High School (Torno al liceo)

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Last spring when I was here in Bologna I met a high school teacher, Antonio, who teaches English and business. I was interested in additional volunteer activities but at that time nothing came together to do something at the high school. This fall, however, I did go there 4 times to be the native speaker […]

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Night at the Palazzo (Una notte al Palazzo)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Trekking Urbano is a program offered by the city of Bologna which gives guided tours to discover more about the city. This year there was one trek that I thought would be particularly interesting: a visit to the palazzo which is the center of the city government. The building is quite large. The original part […]

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San Colombano

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Perhaps because I’m an engineer I have always really liked art that is functional. It could be furniture, glassware, ceramics or some kind of mechanical device. So I was attracted to this museum of old musical instruments. Forse per il fatto che sono un ingegnere mi e’ sempre piaciuto l’art che sia anche funzionale. Possono essere mobile, articoli […]

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