There's a new place in Bologna.
It's called Kilowatt but for locals it's just "Le serre". It was born from the old greenhouses of Bologna's most famous gardens: Giardini Margherita.
You can go there for aperitivo, enjoy a dj set or to read and study during the day.
It's so far one of the most fascinating places I've ever been. Not only in Bologna.
Old green house are back to life for photo exhibitions, conferences or just a drink
What are Le Serre
In a popular Italian song, Fabrizio De Andrè, says that:
Nothing grows from diamonds, from manure grows flowers
There was an abandoned public place – the former municipal greenhouses – in the green heart of Giardini Margherita.
In the 80s it even hosted two lions in a small zoo, but until 2014 it was resting in oblivion.
Then like the unexpected bud you see rising from a forgotten vase, Le Serre bloomed.
Year after year, step by step Kilowatt association put it back to life. Now you can find inside a co-working space, a vegetable garden, a restaurant, an experimental educational service and lot more.
Why go there
Everything seems in its right place at Le Serre.
Do you like live music in a relaxed location?
Would you like to declare to your girlfriend between the flavour of sage and rosemary?
Or even if you just need some fresh air after a hot summer day around Bologna, the reasons to go at Le Serre are a lot.
It’s a great place for kids too, With lots of labs, summer and winter camps focused on creativity and outdoor education.
Until the 80s Le Serre hosted a small zoo with 2 lions
Why don't go
Logistics, basically. If you’re going by car in a busy night, expect to take some time to find a park.
Sometimes you can find long queues to get a drink and no tables available.
Price of popularity.
Le Serre is not a place for a fast drink or people in a hurry.
But if you don’t have a lion running after you, just go.
Aperitivo at Le Serre is simple. A few finger food, also for veggies and vegans.
Enter inside Giardini Margherita from via Castiglione 136. Pass over the bar and keep you right.
Every day from 8am to 12am.