Buongiorno, and a warm welcome to our informative and friendly community of expats in Bologna. By joining InterNations, you're opening the doors to this city of history, and will gain essential information and exclusive access to social events. Our aim is to solve the dilemmas you may face when relocating with our library of online resources, guides, and advice. You'll find answers to questions such as, "how do I obtain a work permit?" and "what education options are available?". Relocation is exciting but it can also be daunting, so our friendly expats are on hand in our busy forum to address any concerns you may have. Build on their experiences and take advantage of their knowledge on everything from where to find language lessons to the best inner city park. Use their insider tips as you follow in their footsteps to join the expat population of Bologna.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Paris.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Bologna expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Bologna expat forums.
With a history dating back to 1000 BC and the world's oldest university built in 1088, Bologna is a city of history and stunning architecture. Culture lovers will be in paradise with numerous museums, medieval churches, and the breathtaking 18th-century opera house, The Teatro Comunale di Bologna, with four tiers of boxes towering above the stalls. With parks and gardens sprinkled throughout the city, your new life in Bologna has one of the most stunning backdrops in the world. Major industries in Bologna include finance and insurance and a thriving industrial sector, in particular automobiles and motorcycles. Footwear, textiles, chemical, printing, and publishing are also significant sources of employment. As a City of Culture in 2000, Bologna also has a flourishing tourist industry.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Vienna or Prague, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
At our regular InterNations Events, we encourage you to make new friends and have fun with fellow members in Bologna. Our members come from all over the world and are some of the most interesting global minds you will meet. Don't forget that your hobbies are important too, and with InterNations you can choose from a number of social groups covering interests such as dance, jazz, English cinema, and wine. When you're part of the InterNations Community you have access to information, support from fellow expats, and the knowledge that new friends are waiting in your new home. We wish you well on your adventure in Bologna.