Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bologna’s Beloved: Singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla

creative commons photo by gianky via Flickr

creative commons photo by gianky via Flickr

An enormous birthday party was held in Piazza Maggiore this past Monday, March 4th: it was a tribute concert for the late singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla on his 70th birthday about one year after his death. Lucio was born and raised in Bologna, and was loved across Italy and well known throughout the world.  He was the first famous Bolognese we heard about upon moving here. Continue reading


Hiking near Bologna: A country stroll on CAI 801 in Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi

cait 801 sign

It seems like only yesterday that it was October and I was heading back to the States wistfully saying goodbye to Bologna, knowing that hiking season would be over by the time I returned.  Now, March is here teasing us with some Spring-like, blue sky days (interspersed by frigid, rainy days albeit); and Bologna’s trekking program Trekking col Treno kicked off their 2013 hiking season last weekend.  Could it be?!  Is it time to hike again? Continue reading