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Via Riva di Reno

Via Riva di Reno owes its name to the Reno Canal flowing underneath. 

Between Via Riva di Reno and Via Galliera is the sixteenth-century Church of the Madonna della Pioggia which houses the Adoration of the shepherds by Agostino Carracci. On via Riva di Reno we also find the famous Cineteca di Bologna, located in the former Tobacco Factory.

In 1191 a derivation from the Reno river was dug to provide water directly to the city of Bologna, as the quantity of water brought by the Aposa and the Savena Canal, which was already active at the time, was insufficient.

The first entrance to the Reno canal was through via del Pratello. Subsequently, in 1208, the route was perfected and the canal from which it still enters, or from the Grada into the circle that was forming and which would become the third circle of walls of Bologna, was introduced.

The street on the right side started from the Grada and arrived at the corner with the ancient Borgo delle Casse (now via Guglielmo Marconi).

The street on the left side reached up to via Galliera. After this point the canal proceeded, as it still does today, between the houses.

The tablets of 1801, taking their cue from the Monari plan, slightly modified the shape of the Riviera di Reno making it Ripa di Reno, which was then definitively changed with the toponymic reform of 1873-78 in via Riva di Reno.

In the 1950s, the Reno Canal was covered.



Azienda vinicola Botti, Comeoggi

Wine obtained from Negretto grapes, an ancient vine from the Bolognese areas, abandoned over time due to the difficult agronomic characteristics. The vine was in danger of extinction in the modern age, when the Bolognese winemakers focused production on adaptable and modern international varieties, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Vini Botti, is one of the rare realities that are committed to the recovery of this regional heritage, bringing to light, thanks also to modern winemaking techniques, one of the most expressive and typical wines of the local tradition.
Thanks to experience and mastery, combined with the winemaking process in amphora, Negretto finds great expression of the grape variety and territory.
The use of ceramic amphorae allows you to present a wine without altering other external notes.
The color is red and the scent is reminiscent of cherries and spices. The taste is dry, with fine tannins reminiscent of northern red wines.
The Botti farm was founded in 1970 and is located in the heart of the Bolognese Hills, in the municipality of Monte San Pietro.
The winery is spread over about 15 hectares, cultivated with love.
The production is currently obtained through the use of the best oenological techniques and the use of innovative agronomic concepts for the processing of grapes and musts. The goal is always and only the pursuit of quality, respecting the typicality of the territory, the vineyards and the wine.


Giampiero Rigosi, Notturno Bus

Bologna, April 1993. Francesco, also known as Franz, is a young bus driver, lonely, depressed and with a gambling addiction that is causing him a lot of trouble: a bad guy has been looking for him for days to collect a big credit. The bestiary of passengers who get on the bus is varied, but those that Franz fears most are the melancholy who want to talk and who are looking for someone to let off steam. When they cling to his seat he cuts it short, hoping they'll get off at the next stop. Leila, on the other hand, is a beautiful girl, young but with an already eventful past. Using her charm, she lures and robs the wealthiest men. The two young men meet one night while Franz is returning to the depot.

From that moment on the two find themselves involved in a series of shootings and murders.

Bologna, above all, looms leaden and suffocating. Among all those violent deaths, hunted down and chased by all means, the strange couple choose to flee Italy, because changing their lives once and for all seems like a good alternative, the only one possible for those who want to survive ...

July 2022

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