Living in Bologna

Bologna is an ideal place to learn Italian. The social life is very lively; here, it’s easy to chat with people. Bologna is big enough to not be provincial and at the same time, it’s not too big and retains the quality of human interaction found in small cities. Bologna is a medieval Etruscan city whose beauty hasn’t been discovered yet by mass tourism. In fact the city is never crowded with groups of tourists who prefer visiting Baroque or Renaissance cities.
Bologna has maintained its people aspects; after work, people of all ages meet in the main city square, Piazza Maggiore or in the characteristic osterie. Foreigners are few in Bologna and thus, very welcomed; it’s easy to get to know the Bolognese people. Bologna is a rich and elegant city; under the porticos, you can admire beautiful shops (Armani, Prada, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Bulgari and other famous Italian designers).