June 16 - June Social Picnic

The annual June Social Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at Ca La Ghironda (via Leonardo da Vinci, 19 - 40069 Ponte Ronca di Zola Predosa), a modern art museum located in a ten acre park with over 200 statues and sculptures. Bring your partner, children and friends as well as your picnic lunch. Entrance into the park is 5euros for adults and children are free. A guided tour of the museum and gardens is available separately for 3euros for both adults and children (children from 0-3 years do not pay for the tour). See you at the picnic!





April Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:15 PM

The April Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19th at Paoletti in Galleria Cavour (off via Farini, across from Piazza Cavour).  So ...

May Monthly Meeting & Assemblea Ordinaria

Date Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 07:15 PM

The May Monthly Meeting and Assemblea Generale are scheduled to take place Thursday, May 17th at Antica Osteria Le Mura (vicolo del Falcone 13/a) w ...

June Social Picnic

Date Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The annual June Social Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at Ca La Ghironda (via Leo ...


May Book - Olive Kitteridge

Date Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 08:30 PM

Book club will meet on Thursday May 31 at 20:30 to discuss Elizabeth Strout's Olive ...



Date Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dear Ladies, Let's try together a new restaurant in Bologna! Libra has taken the place of the historical copy ...


Casa Favelli - sold out!

Date Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 06:30 PM

Dear IWF Friends, this is to let you know that we have already reached the maximum number of participants for the ...


Casa Favelli: an apartment as a total work of art

Date Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 06:15 PM

Flavio Favelli is a contemporary artist whose art works have been displayed in some of the most important contemporary ...


Last Kocktailklatsch Before Summer

Date Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 07:30 PM

Join us for the last get together before the summer holidays at Bizarre Cocktail Boutique. As the name suggests, this ...


No coffee morning next week on the 25th

Date Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Hi everyone, since it is a holiday we are not going to meet for coffee at Pappare next week on the 25th of ...


I love hills!

Date Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Hey runners and walkers, This month, lets get out of the city for a run to Parco Villa Ghigi on Saturday, May 12. ...


Bagni di Mario announcement

Date Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Dear IWF Friends, I am glad to announce that there still are a few places available for the guided tour of ...


Let's discover Bologna underground!

Date Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Dear IWF Friends, this very special visit will take us underground to explore a unique Renaissance artefact ...


Stylish Cocktails at I Conoscenti Mixology Bar

Date Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 07:30 PM

Join April's Kocktailklatsch at "I Conoscenti", a new mixology bar making a name for their unique ...


Weekly Meetings at Pappare

Date Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM

From the 8th of November we'll be meeting at Pappare on Via de' Giudei, 2. Hope to see you all there. Lisane ...


These legs were made for running!

Date Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:30 AM

Dear IWF members, It been a long winter and it's now time to dust off those running shoes and come join us for ...


April dinner SOLD OUT

Date Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dear Ladies,   for April dinner we'd like to introduce you to a small typical bolognese osteria ...


Let's Play Burraco

Date Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 07:00 PM

Let's play burraco. Via Santa Margherita al Colle 8  8 PEOPLE  MAXIMUM BEGINNERS ARE ALSO WELCOME ...


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