December 16 - December Holiday Social Event

The December Holiday Social Event will be held Friday, December 16th, at 19:30 at Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, via Castiglione 7 (use staircase C).  Bring a friend, male or female, for this festive apericena with music and dancing, at 10 euros for members and 15 for guests.  Please SIGN-UP on the Forum for this event





October Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Save the date for the October Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 20th, during which author and former Johns Hopkins SAIS student, Kat ...

November Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Save the date for the November Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 17th, during which director, actress and improv instructor, Ollie ...

December Holiday Social Event

Date Friday, December 16, 2016 - 07:30 PM

The December Holiday Social Event will be held Friday, December 16th, at 19:30 at&nb ...


December Meeting - Heaven and Hell

Date Monday, December 19, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Our next meeting will be hosted by Veronica Pye 8pm on Monday, December 19.  We will discuss Heaven and ...


Let's do it again!

Date Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 01:00 PM

Dear members, last time we met in a cozy and colorful spot, so this month we'll do it again. We'll gather together to ...


Homage to Bologna!

Date Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Our next No host Kocktailklatsch is scheduled for December 7th, 7pm at Osteria del Sole, vicolo Ranocchi 1d Come ...



Date Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Starting Wednesday, October 26th, Coffee Morning will meet at Pappare' (Via de' Giudei, 2) weekly at 10:30. ...


Weekend Run/Walk

Date Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 09:00 AM

Saturday morning, 3 Dec, we will have an IWF run/walk.  We will meet just outside the viale on Via Saragozza at ...


Working From Home Via The Internet

Date Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 06:30 PM

Dear IWF Members, Next PN meeting is at Fleur du Vin - Via degli Orefici 7. Giacomo (Peldi) Guilizzoni, owner of a ...


Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande tour

Date Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

As winter gets closer, let's warm up the atmosphere with a new cultural outing! In our next event we will discover ...


Concert/Fundraiser for Amatrice and Accumoli

Date Friday, November 25, 2016 - 09:00 PM

On November 25th 2016 at 9 p.m. the Senzaspine Symphony Orchestra, the Corpo Bandistico G. Puccini DLF Bologna e the ...


Lay the cards on the table

Date Friday, November 25, 2016 - 05:00 PM

Dear players/beginners, to reveal Burraco's secrets we wait for you on friday 25th from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm at Franca's ...


Dinner at "Quanto Basta" SOLD OUT

Date Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Dear Ladies, WE ARE FULLY BOOKED, so please no more reservations thanks     for our dinner in November ...


November XChange

Date Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:00 PM

Dear language XChangers, are you ready for the next chats? This month we are going to meet on Tuesday 15th, from 1.00 ...


Family Hike: Savigno to San Prospero

Date Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Dear all, Sunday, November 13, is the date of the IWF Ramblers' next family hike.  We will be following a ...


Hipster Haven

Date Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Our next No Host Kocktailklatch is scheduled for Thursday 10 November at 19.00 / 7pm at MOUSTACHE,  Via ...


Kick-off lunch

Date Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Dear ladies, let's celebrate the new social year exchanging our beautiful languages at a classic: il 'Caffè ...


Piazza Santo Stefano

Date Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Please note that the start time has been changed to 10:30am. Meetings will continue to take place every Wednesday at ...


IWF Bologna

is a social and professional network of English-speaking women


The International Women's Forum is a non-profit organization founded in October 1998 in Bologna, Italy for English-speaking women of all nationalities. The group serves as a professional, cultural and social resource where members have the opportunity to exchange experiences, make professional contacts, find support and friendship, and speak English.

The diversity of our current membership reflects the founding spirit of the IWF with more than 100 members of all ages and professions originating from 20 different countries. In addition to general meetings held one Thursday a month, the IWF is comprised of several smaller groups organized according to member interests. Whether you have just landed in Bologna or have called it home for decades, the IWF offers an enriching experience for all members. More on the IWF

Bologna Inside Second Edition

Everything you need to know to make Bologna home

Bologna Inside Guidebooka guidebook for English speakers living in or around Bologna, Italy. The guidebook, available in a 192-page volume and online at, is aimed not at tourists, but rather at newcomers who seek to make Bologna “casa” and need help orienting themselves to the area’s resources, services and bureaucratic procedures.

We've PUT the "F" in IWF

We’ve literally put the “forum” in International Women’s Forum. Members are in touch all the time via our online community. Read and post messages on a variety of topics ranging from health care to apartment hunting. Need a ride to an IWF event? Wondering instead how to get an Italian driver’s license? Check the forum! You can also use the private message function to send e-mail to other participants. While most discussions can be read by all, only members (both near and far!) can post messages. Visit the forums