About Bologna

Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, with about 400,000 inhabitants and 150 different nationalities. Its metropolitan area is home to more than 1,000,000 people. It is known as the Fat City for it’s rich cuisine, and the Red City for its red tiled rooftops and, more recently, its leftist politics. It is also called the Learned City because it is home to the oldest university in the World.  It is the only Italian city besides Milan, Rome and Turin to have always been included in the list of the Globalization and World Cities Research Network: specifically, in 1998 it was classified as one of the 100 world cities and, since then, it was the only one to exceed the level of sufficiency or high sufficiency, besides the other three cities previously mentioned, having reached the “Gamma -” level in 2016


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Emergency numbers in Italy

If you find yourself in serious difficulty and need help, the single number to call for  emergencies in Italy is 112. This is a free number to dial without any prefix: the operator will put you in touch with the most appropriate authority or service.

For needs limited to specific areas, you can call the following numbers:

  • State Police: 113 (accidents, thefts, etc.).
  • Fire brigade: 115 (fires, weather emergencies).
  • Urgent and emergency medical attention: 118 (health-related needs). This number is also relevant for mountain or cave rescue.
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