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Piazza Galvani

The square opens in the heart of the city, located in the apse area of ​​the basilica of San Petronio. The Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio overlooks the square that has at its center the statue in honor of Luigi Galvani. From 1449 the place where the square now stands was used for the silk market, a production that characterized the Bolognese area until the 17th century. In 1563, with the construction of the Archiginnasio building and the consequent demolition of the nearby block and the opening of a large area, it was decided to create an empty space in front of the entrance to the building itself. In 1801 the square, which took on its current connotation, was called Piazza della Pace, to commemorate the signing of peace between Napoleon and Austria. In 1879 the square will be given its definitive name, in memory of Luigi Galvani, to whom the Roman sculptor Adalberto Cencetti will dedicate a statue, still present.


Tenuta Bonzara, Bonzarone

Bonzarone is a wine obtained from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes produced from vineyards of about fifteen years of age. The grapes are harvested by hand and in crates after a careful choice that begins with the thinning operation. The goal is to produce grapes rich in polyphenols and extract. The vinification with long maceration on the skins completes the formation of a wine with a high and elegant structure. After malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for 12 months in French oak barriques, then it's bottled and elevated there for 12 months more before being placed on the market.

Immersed in the greenery of the Bolognese hills, the Bonzara estate of the Lambertini family has been producing quality wines since 1963, with passion and respect for its territory.

They have been taking care of their vineyards for three generations at an altitude of almost 500 meters above sea level, with all the challenges and attentions that hillside viticulture can entail.

In their 15 hectares of vineyards, native varieties (Pignoletto, Negrettino and Barbera) and international ones (Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) have always coexisted. After the scrupulous manual harvest, all the grapes are entirely processed in the modern company wine cellar at the foot of Monte Bonzara.


Marilù Oliva, La Squola

"La squola" is a novel for young adults. It is the story of four students, Fil, Miluna, Cecio and Pauline of the art school of Bologna, la squola: so called because of the writing that stands out on the outside wall of the building where someone deliberately misspelled the term. The events of the four protagonists are a perfect representation of the life of young people at the gates of their twenties, between excesses, passions, social and family conflicts, sex. The plot develops on five narrative levels: the four voices of the youngs plus the one of the school. Fil is a good-looking boy, subordinate to the school bully, he's in love with the most beautiful girl in the school: Miluna. The girl has a difficult family situation, without a father and with a mother in disarray to the point of allowing her daughter to prostitute herself. Miluna, in fact, leads a squalid double life, alternating a weekend with luxury clients with the bizarre and romantic dreams of a teenager. The other two protagonists are Cecio and Pauline. Cecio is in his first year, he is a small, insecure boy, full of weakness but also of tenderness. Pauline, on the other hand, is the classic brilliant but listless girl, angry at the world and always fighting with her parents and teachers. When she realizes that she has fallen in love with Fil, she seduces him but is then abandoned by the boy who prefers her Miluna. Pulling the strings of these stories, compelling and fresh as the voices of the protagonists, there is "La squola", a sort of deity who slowly weaves the plots up to weave a happy ending for everyone. 

July 2023

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