Interest Groups

Strength in diversity

The greatest strength of the IWF is the diversity of our membership. With this diversity comes a wide range of interests from hiking to reading to just chatting over morning coffee. For years IWF members have gathered outside the formal monthly meeting to share in a variety of activities. It is often during these smaller group events that members get to know each other better and new friendships are created.

The latest announcements for each interest group can be viewed by selecting an interest group from the menu below.

Groups at IWF

Culture Club

You think you know Bologna well? Or do you think it’s all just about towers and tortellini? Either way, join us to discover “la Grande Bellezza” of the city and

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Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning group meets weekly and is a drop-by event that was created to give members the chance to have a daytime IWF activity and to catch up with

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Film Fans

This group meets regularly to watch a film together and, whenever possible, discuss it afterwards. The films will be in the original language (more often than not in English, but

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Book Club

The book club meets one evening per month in members’ homes. The reading list contains a mix of fiction and non-fiction, contemporary and classic, and is compiled at the end

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CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR AN INTEREST GROUP LEADER OR CO-LEADERS TO HEAD THIS RUNNING / TRAINING GROUP!   The Runners are active IWF women who meet to participate in local non-competitive

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Take time to relax over an after-work cocktail with the Kocktailklatsch group. Meeting periodically at fun, relaxed locale in Bologna for an aperitivo on weekday evenings, the Kocktailklatsch events are

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Language XChange

Language XChange meetings are a fun way to meet, talk and practice all languages. The group generally meets over lunch or in the evening for an aperitivo. It’s a great

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Ciao Ragazzi!

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR AN INTEREST GROUP LEADER OR CO-LEADERS TO HEAD THIS FUN GROUP! They say it takes a village to raise a child…This group is intended to build the

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Diners Club

The Diners Club is a convivial group that enjoys sharing time together over food and wine. We visit new restaurants and sometimes old favourites — usually once a month and

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The Ramblers are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the spectacular landscapes that surround Bologna.  Our half-day, all-day and weekend outings are an opportunity to savour our region’s natural and cultural

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Launch a new interest group

The minimum number of participants needed to start an interest group is just 1, but by posting a message on the on-line forums you will probably find a few others who share your hobby. All it takes is an idea and an e-mail Interest Group Liaison and we’ll get you started.

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