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House hunting in Bologna

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

It’s time to find a larger house. The one I have is great in many respects. It is in a great location, convenient to a lot of things, good bus service, energy efficient (a rarity in an old city like Bologna), has an elevator, is quiet BUT it is too small for 2 people to […]

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Exploring the trattorie in Bologna

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

I’ve eaten at a lot of good places in Bologna some of which I’ve included in blog posts but I wanted to explore further. The type of eating establishment that I prefer is a trattoria. The difference in general between a trattoria or restaurant is that the restaurant is a white tablecloth kind of place […]

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Trip to Bentivoglio

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Unlike the other trips that I’ve written about this was not a pleasure excursion. So it is not only a description of the trip but includes some comments about the national health system, the SSN (Sistema Sanitario Nationale). As background, when I came here to live I needed to have health insurance, not only because […]

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MAST – ANTHROPOCENE

Monday, January 6th, 2020

First I’ll explain the title. MAST is an acronym for Manifattura di Arti, Sperimentazione e Technologia (Manufacturing of Art, Experimentation and Technology) founded in Bologna. Anthropocene is the proposed name for the current geological epoch when man has a major impact on the earth. MAST has some very interesting exhibits and you can learn more […]

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