silvia donati

Silvia Donati freelance journalist

Silvia Donati is a freelance journalist and a contributing editor at Italy Magazine. A native of Bologna, she specializes in everything Italy-related and has a passion for Italian-American topics. She writes about her hometown and surrounding region of Emilia-Romagna on her blog, Bologna Uncovered. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter

Three sculptures by Michelangelo that can be seen inside the Basilica of San Domenico in Bologna

Three things you did not know about Bologna

You probably know about Bologna’s rich culinary traditions, miles of porticoes, terracotta medieval buildings and the oldest university of the...
Tower entrance - Photo courtesy of Matteo Giovanardi/Torre Prendiparte

Reliving the Middle Ages in the Prendiparte Tower

Bologna is famous for its towers, among other things. In fact, it is also known as “la turrita”, the town with many towers. Of the 100 that dotted...
Palazzo della Mercanzia - Bologna (where official recipes are guarded)

Bologna for Food Lovers

Bologna: la grassa, la dotta, la rossa. Apt nicknames for the capital of Emilia-Romagna, which boasts a rich culinary tradition (grassa meaning fat...
The mission of Carpigiani Gelato University is to make artisan gelato known and appreciated all over the world

Gelato Goes on a Worldwide Tour

Calling gelatieri all around the world! The first-ever Gelato Olympics have begun. During the next year and a half, eight cities around the world...