Golf in Bologna

L’idea di creare una sezione del blog sul golf , principalmente legato al segmento turistico,  nasce dalla contraddizione che numerosi hotel a Bologna si “spacciano” come adatti ad accogliere golfisti ma in effetti non sanno neanche di cosa stanno parlando…

Sono il direttore dell’Hotel Metropolitan appassionato golfista da anni, socio del Golf Club Bologna, uno dei più prestigiosi Circoli italiani che proprio nel 2010 ha compiuto 50 anni .

Come appassionato golfista ho conosciuto direttamente ed ho giocato in alcuni percorsi tra i più belli in Italia e all’estero, mi ricordo con piacere il famoso “teeth of the dog” (per me non era ancora nulla di che tranne che un percorso come altri…provare per credere) a Casa de Campo dove ancora neofita ho imparato a conoscere alcune regole fondamentali per potere giocare all’estero grazie al supporto di un Caddy eccezionale.

Mi sono poi trovato spesso, per la mia professione e anche durante il tempo libero, a frequentare hotel di particolare riferimento golf; bene, a parte alcune strutture proprio inserite nel percorso che per forza di cose sanno bene quali sono le esigenze dei golfisti, altre pensano al golf unicamente come segmento interessante di un mercato in espansione e solo allo scopo di riempire camere.

Per alcuni direttori, non dico receptionist, un ferro 9 è identico alla racchetta da tennis, un sand potrebbe essere una bellissima spiaggia e non hanno l’idea di come sia duro uscire dal bunker.

Quindi ritengo che per potere scegliere bene un Hotel per golfisti non basta sfogliare le tante guide, peraltro utilissime e non trascurabili, ma dopo avere fatto una prima ricerca andare sul sito dell’Hotel stesso e toccare con mano se ci siano certe caratteristiche che lo differenziano.

Dopo tanti anni che gioco a golf ho imparato ad accogliere i golfisti, dare loro alcuni consigli di prima mano sui percorsi della regione, dedicare a loro una saletta dove sfogliare le ultime riviste specializzate, consigliarLi sull’itinerario migliore per raggiungere il Golf Club ed essere a loro dedicati durante e anche dopo il loro soggiorno

Claudio Salvatore – Hospitality Manager

Hotel Metropolitan & Met’s Apartment

 

Huge Music Events

We have noticed a growing number of high level of musical events scheduled for the first half of 2013 in Bologna.

Very happy of ‘wave positive and eager to participate in some of these in person we present a brief schedule of concerts with links to the site of’ artist.

Taking advantage of the presence of their favorite singer or band in town is a good excuse to discover the beauty of an historical center of the best preserved in Italy.

Both the stadium Dall ‘Ara and the Unipol Arena are located not more than 20 min. away from the center and are well connected.

  •      CONCERT FOR LUCIO March 4 2013 PIAZZA MAGGIORE
  •      JUSTIN BIEBER March 23 2013 UNIPOL ARENA
  •      EROS RAMAZZOTTI April 3 2013 UNIPOL ARENA
  •      SENSATION WHITE April 13 UNIPOL ARENA
  •      GREEN DAY June 6 2013 UNIPOL ARENA
  •      JOVANOTTI June 15 DALL’ ARA STADIUM
  •      VASCO ROSSI 22-23-26 June DALL’ ARA STADIUM

Bologna new year’s event 2012-2013

It ‘been called the program of the New Year’s Eve 2012-2013 in Bologna organized by the city and I will present timely, enriched with interesting links that relate to the protagonists.

The dominant theme of the evening is “from above” or the performances of the artists will take place all by ‘high terrace of Palazzo Re Enzo and transform Crescentone of Piazza Maggiore in a track in the open, where amongst medieval buildings will creep experimental electronic sounds and . Keep up the great match between Bologna and contemporary music, a contrast that gave a wonderful time, even during previous events (see Robot festival).

It starts with musical entertainment by Len, famous deejay resident of Ravenna Bronson that leave the scene at around midnight Serge Pizzorno, musician and songwriter of Kazabian.

Always trying to ride the wave of the contrast between the ancient and the modern location of the incumbent, will not fail even this year ‘the traditional burning of the “Vecchione” at Midnight. This year for the construction were interviewed two young artists Bolognesi that under the common name of PetriPaselli try to interpret a centuries-old tradition with a modern twist in which a large puppet that represents the old year is burned, as if to forget the any ugly past and pave the way for new advances that.

We invite you to celebrate the New Year ‘in Bologna and remember to check our website special offers for longer stays. At a party in fact many museums will be open and from this link you can download the pdf with the times and locations of the various exhibits.

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BOLOGNA THE JAZZ CAPITAL

One of the thing that has always characterized the city of Bologna, and that made it in the hearts of people , was the close relashionship between the music . A lot of the artists that were born in the city and continue to attend as many are those who have decided to bring their noble art to Bologna , finding the perfect place to be able to perform and inspire .

The Bologna jazz tradition has its origin in the 30’s and 40’s and in the 50’s and 60’s with the organization of international festival that grows the name of the city in Europe . Since 2006 take place the Bologna Jazz Festival, a worthy successor to a category of events that began in 1958.

From 15 to 25 November 2012 all fans of the genre will be having fun with the number and quality of the concerts that were organized. Here is the link with the complete program is distributed in many different locations, the city theater tavern. Gives the festival after another major event that has occupied Bologna in September, that is “the way of  Jazz” this year commemorated a great Italian music: Lucio Dalla.

The staff of ‘Metropolitan Hotel will assist you in booking tickets and in the’ logistics of travel and will provide a good starting point due to its location in the historic center. For info and booking marketing@hotelmetropolitan.com

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