Live like an Italian

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The visits, walks, history, art and Italian friends

After school and homework, there are visits, walks, history, art and Italian friends. Beyond the standard programme, there are meetings with doctors, teachers, architects and other Italian work colleagues in their fields of work.

Students can also visit fashion or mechanical manufacturers (Ducati, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari), or food producers (in prosciutto, parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, wine)

The Italian language and lifestyle is authentic

The Italian language and way of life is authentic without the taint of mass tourism


What you can do at weekends

You can spend the weekend in the city or in parks in the hills. In Bologna, foreign guests enjoy their vacation because they are well-received and Italians are very interested to meet them because there is no mass tourism and only selective tourists choose Bologna.

Bologna is one of the most important railway hubs in Italy and from here in just a day (leaving in the morning, returning in the evening), students can visit Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Milan, Venice, Padua or Verona; in an afternoon to Ferrara or Parma, Rimini and Ravenna.  It is also possible to go to the sea (Rimini, Ravenna) in an hour by train without needing to live by the sea, or a walk in the mountains (2000 metres up) on the Apennine mountains located between Bologna and Tuscany.

Live like an Italian with us

At Cultura Italiana, you can live like an Italian, not as a tourist. It is important to speak Italian outside of school to improve your communication skills. At Cultura Italiana, it is easy to meet Italians because the social life in Bologna is very intense. After work and study , the Bolognese go to local cafés, bars and restaurants. There are also many shows, street parties, concerts and cultural initiatives around the city. It is easy to chat with people.
Bologna is the home to the first university in Europe (founded in 1088). There are over 100,000 students, many artists and musicians, jazz players, opera singers, book shops, writers, teachers, creative designers, lots of culture and many local venues, meetings and parties.
Accommodation is offered at low cost (without surcharges), in single or double rooms with families or with Italian students.