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Bologna International Schools


For anyone planning a move to or within Bologna in northern Italy, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Bologna and the surrounding area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Italy, Bologna’s famous suburbs include Centro Storico, Bolognina, Fiera di Bologna and nearby towns include Ferrara, Parma, Modena and Florence.

Bologna has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from Italy mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Fusing haughty elegance with down-to-earth grit in one beautifully colonnaded medieval grid, Bologna is a city of two intriguing halves." Lonely Planet

Bologna is in central northern Italy, with neighbouring cities and towns of San Marino, Florence, Ferrara and Parma just a short journey away.

Bologna has 3 different nicknames - the red, the fat and the learned. The red comes from the red of the terracotta buildings throughout the city, the fat is from the delicious foods that are made in Bologna (especially Tagliatelle!) and the learned is due to the university - The University of Bologna is the oldest in Europe!

For more fun facts and figures about Bologna, scroll down to our Bologna focus page!


Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Bologna, Italy?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Bologna (or you already live in Bologna but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Bologna there is a big choice of high quality Bologna schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Italy.

The private education sector in and around Bologna features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Bologna, Italy (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 35+ years, the isbi School Search guide is one of the largest and most comprehensive International school and private school directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

> You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Bologna and in the suburbs of Bologna or towns like Ferrara, Parma, Modena and Florence by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

> With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

> You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Italy and worldwide.

Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Bologna, Italy

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Bologna, Italy providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:


Where To Live In Bologna, Italy

The most popular suburbs in Bologna, Italy and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Bologna (388,400)

Santo Stefaso (64,500)

Borgo Panigale (24,900)

Reno (36,400),

Navile (31,000)

San Donato (2,000)

Reno (36,500),

Porto (14,900)

Saragozza (16,900)

Savena (32,000)

San Vitale (955)


Bologna is a very popular place to live and many people move to Bologna each year, or to near Bologna and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Bologna are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Bologna for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Bologna and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Bologna, Italy

> FACT 1:  Bologna is a UNESCO City of Music! Music surrounds the city and you will no doubt hear all different types of music as you walk through the streets.

> FACT 2:  Bolognese sauce is from Bologna! It was originally documented in the end of the 18th century and was first served with tagliatelle rather than spaghetti!

> FACT 3:  The centre of Bologna went through a careful and lengthy restoration process that first began in the 1970s. However it has been recently completed and many original towers and churches are looking better than ever!

> FACT 4:  The Towers of Bologna are an iconic symbol of Bologna and are about 97 metres tall!

> FACT 5:  Head to Etaly World - The world’s largest food park! It covers 20 acres and has over 2,000 companies that put on workshops and cookery classes for traditional Italian food.

> FACT 6:  The National Art Gallery of Bologna has an amazing collection of Emilian paintings from the 13th to the 18th century. This gallery is a must visit for all new residents, displaying many key moments in Bologna’s history.

> FACT 7:  Bologna sits on the base of the Po Plain at the foot of the Apennine Mountains, meeting the Savena and Reno rivers.

> FACT 8:  The University of Bologna is the oldest university in Europe. Some of the early degrees taught were civil and canon law…

> FACT 9:  The first citizens of Bologna settled in the spot in 6th century BC, when it was known as Felsina.

> FACT 10:  Bologna sits 54 metres above sea level and covers about 141 square miles!

Where To Live In Bologna, Italy

Bologna and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or Italy estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Bologna living to rural, Italy or coast lifestyles, Bologna and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Historical Centre Bologna, University District Bologna, Bolognina Bologna, Colli Bologna, Borgo Panigale Bologna, Bologna Fiere Bologna, Ghetto Ebraico Bologna, Fiera di Bologna, Borgo Panigale Bologna

Commuting To And From Bologna By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Bologna is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Florence, Modena, San Marino and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Bologna To Florence: Florence is about 108 km by road from Bologna via the E35 and A1 and driving to the centre of Florence from Bologna normally takes under 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Florence from Bologna, with trains taking from 55 minutes.

>  Bologna To Modena: Modena is about 130 km by road from Bologna via the A1 and driving to the centre of Modena from Bologna normally takes under 1 hour 50. There is a very regular train service to Modena from Bologna, with trains taking around 1 hour 40 minutes.

>  Bologna To San Marino: San Marino is about 140 km by road from Bologna via the A14 and driving to the centre of San Marino from Bologna normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to San Marino from Bologna, with trains taking from 3 hours.

Nearest Airports To Bologna, Italy

The nearest airport to Bologna is Bologna Airport (BLQ) which is 5 km from Bologna. Other nearby airports include Florence (FLR) (under 77 km), Verona (VRN) (106), Pisa (PSA) (116 km) and Venice (VCE) (137 km)


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