It’s the Great Pumpkin!

Yes Pumpkin is great, and not just for Charlie Brown. Many people think of pumpkins as little more than a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. However, it may be time to rethink this plump, nutritious orange plant.  The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure. The antioxidants in […]

Read More

Bologna the Learned

Bologna is called “The Learned” because it was in Bologna that the very first University was founded way back in 1088; that’s 930 years ago! It was the first place of study to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters, which came to define the institution located in Bologna, Italy. The University’s crest carries the motto Alma mater studiorumand the […]

Read More

Bologna the Red, the Learned, the Fat 

Most cities in Italy have nick names. Bologna has three of them. The Red, the Learned, and the Fat. Why the “Red”? Because of the bricks with which, since the Middle Ages, the city was built. The two towers, the palaces, the porticos, all have a distinctive red color. They also say that in Bologna one […]

Read More