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

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When we asked people about diversity in Italy and whether locals are accepting of differences, they said...

"The population of Italy is ethnically diverse, and has been for centuries. There are about 6 million foreign-born residents in Italy, coming from all four corners of the globe. The immigration wave of the 2000s has made Italy one of the most diverse countries in the world. Despite the diversity of its population, Italian society has remained relatively open and accepting of differences. Discrimination on the basis of race and ethnicity is prohibited by Italian law. While prejudice and discrimination still exists, Italy has taken several steps to try and combat this kind of behavior. For example, the Italian government has implemented measures to ensure equal employment opportunities, increased protection against discrimination in the workplace, and created programs to tackle racism and discrimination within Italian society," said another expat in Italy.

"I've met people from over 40 countries, all colors and ethnicities under the rainbow," wrote a member who made the move to Fiesole, Italy.

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