Bologna, Italy
Bologna, Italy
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Bologna, Italy: Everything you need to know about living in Bologna, Italy: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Bologna?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bologna, they said:

"I would tell them to try it out as it offers a bit of everything. The general population are well educated due to the strong university presence and there is a good mix of Italians from all over. Many come to study and then just stay. There is also a lot of cultural activities, many which are either free or low cost," said another person in Bologna.

How do I meet people in Bologna?

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When we asked people living in Bologna about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Internations is a good way to meet some international ex-pats, though the majority are Italian and the organization charges a lot and offers little if you are not a paying member. If you are a woman there is also an international organization, IWF, where you can meet other women," said another expat in Bologna.

Will I be able to find a job in Bologna?

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When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Bologna, they reponded:

"The number one sector is metallurgy and then of course many people work with the university. There are opportunities in every saector of work though the majority are for people who have a university degree," remarked another in Bologna.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Bologna accepting of differences?

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"The town is relatively wealthy and the majority of people have jobs. People of all social levels generally interact with each other without problems. Generally speaking the Bolognese are accepting of people of different cultures and religion, but do not necessarily interact with them," remarked another expat in Bologna.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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