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  • The eclectic mind of Michele Casadei Massari and his partners already at the head of the popular joint Piccolo Cafe, shed a new light on NY's Italian dining scene. LUCCIOLA (firefly), is their new Italian restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, pays homage to the city of Bologna with its cuisine and its cinematic history in a unique and exciting atmosphere. The restaurant kicked off with exquisite Bolognese food and wine, a cool music set list and surprise guests for an opening in style!
  • L'atmosfera di Lucciola
    Non perdete l'occasione di un primo assaggio dei piatti e dei vini offerto dalla casa! LUCCIOLA apre le sue porte per la prima volta alle 6:00 pm questo Mercoledí, 29 novembre 2017. Questo nuovo ristorante italiano nell'UWS è un omaggio alla città di Bologna nella sua tradizione culinaria e cinematografica, riportata alla vita qui a New York City.
  • Bologna's Torre degli Asinelli
    The tallest leaning medieval tower in the world welcomes visitors to the city of Bologna. Torre degli Asinelli was built in the 12th century and is part of Bologna's iconic cityscape. After a 3-month renovation project, the tower recently reopened to the public.
  • FICO Eataly World introduces their new program in New York City
    Facts & Stories
    Joelle Grosso(November 18, 2016)
    FICO Eataly World comes to New York City to introduce their new program that will bring the best of Italy’s food, wine, and agricultural traditions to the world.
  • After mounting exhibitions of the work of Fortunato Depero and Medardo Rosso, the Center for Italian Modern Art is dedicating its third annual installation to Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), the illustrious painter and etcher from Bologna. Morandi’s simple yet technically adroit stilllifes and landscapes made him a central figure in 20th century art.
  • The late singer's hometown is busy planning different ways to honor him. The latest proposition involves a life-like statue in the middle of the street where anybody can see him and shake his extended hand.
  • The business school of the University of Bologna is offering 10 full scholarships toward the inaugural year of an MBA in Food and Wine. The scholarships, funded entirely by leading Italian bottled water brand Ferrarelle, cover the entire cost of the 12-month program that begins September 2011. Alma's international MBA in Food and Wine, conducted entirely in English, is the only such degree focused on the exclusive knowledge of Italy's most successful wine and food companies
  • On August 2, 1980 a bomb exploded at the Central Railway Station of Bologna killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. The attack, which had been attributed to a neo-fascist group of terrorists, was considered to be the culmination of a decade of violence by right and left extremist groups. Today, 30 years later, Prime Minister Berlusconi decided not to send ministers and other officials to attend to the ceremonies of commemoration

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