Living in Bologna

Bologna is a specially adapted place to learn Italian. “The Bolognese people speak the most beautiful spoken Italian” Dante, De Vulgari Eloquentia. The social life is very lively; here, it’s easy to chat with people. Bologna is big enough but it is not 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 touristic cities that exhibit the  beauty of the Baroque or Renaissance. 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 where it’s easy to get to know the Bolognese people. Foreigners are few in Bologna and thus, very welcomed. Bologna is a rich and elegant city; under the porticos, you can admire the luxurious shops (Armani, Prada, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Bulgari and other famous Italian designers).