Bologna La Dotta (Bologna the Learned) is Italy’s most popular college town. Students enjoy access to dozens of libraries, research institutes and museums. With about 400,000 inhabitants, Bologna is the ideal size: small enough to project a friendly and intimate character and large enough to support a rich cultural life. With over 60,000 enrollments in the University of Bologna, the academic and social life for students is rich in variety and opportunity. Because of its position at the foot of the Apennines in the broad plain of Emilia, Bologna has always served, since its Roman establishment, as a major crossroads. Thanks to Italy’s high speed trains, famous cities such as Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome have never been quicker and easier to reach.