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Piazza di Porta Ravegnana

The Piazza di Porta Ravegnana (formerly called Porta Ravennate) is a city square in the center of Bologna. Located at the east end of via Rizzoli, it houses the Two Towers, symbol of Bologna, and the statue of San Petronio, patron saint of the city.

The square owes its name to the ancient presence of one of the gates of the city walls called Porta Ravennate or Ravegnana, as the San Vitale road leads from there to Ravenna.

In the Middle Ages the square housed one of the most important markets in town.

A large number of the city's main arteries converge in the square, including the Strada Maggiore (trunk of the via Emilia), via Castiglione, via Zamboni (formerly Strada San Donato) and via San Vitale.

In addition to the Two Towers, the square hosts a 17th century statue of San Petronio, patron saint of the city. On the east side of the square is the church of Saints Bartolomeo and Gaetano, while on the west side there is the palace of the Strazzaroli, once the palace of the art of drapery.


Fattorie Vallona, Per Martina

A  wine that retains the warmth and the bright light of the past summer sun and can light up a gloomy winter day.

From late harvested grapes, Pignoletto 80% + Riesling 20%

An exclusive wine, fascinating in its golden colors, characterized by a massive structure, but at the same time fine, almost filigree in the fruit, beautifully balanced by a captivating acidity that makes it almost an elixir.

Aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, sweetness and minerality, very elegant, intense, fine with a bouquet ranging from floral to fruity with hints of dehydrated peach and saffron, toasting and balsamic closure.

Balanced and full bodied, smooth yet fresh and dynamic, with a very long finish.

Absolutely out of the box. A must try.


Luther Blisset, Q

The narrative debut of the Bolognese revolutionary collective now known as Wu Ming.

«A literary twist. An extraordinary historical adventure of faith and revolt».

Anno Domini 1555. Surviving forty years of struggles that upset Europe, a heretic with a thousand names tells his story and the one of his enemy, Q. Preachers, mercenaries, bankers, printers of forbidden books, princes and popes make up the fresco of the tumultuous years of the wars of religion: from Luther's Germany, to the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster, to Italy threatened by the Inquisition.

In this book, which took years of work and research, the mysterious Luther Blissett, multiple name under which a nucleus of destabilizers of common sense hide, has dealt with the novel form for the first time.

"Q is a formidable adventure novel: all the aspects that make political struggle attractive are conveyed in an electrifying tone: endless theoretical disputes, unusual encounters, marvelous hopeless feats, unbeatable enemies, unexpected betrayals, collective exaltation, clandestine travel".

February 2022

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