Reggio Emilia is a city on the edge and people friendly. At top ranking position for the quality of life, it is a city devoted to youth: infant schools and nurseries are universally recognized for their pedagogical approach, studied and implemented around the world. Reggio is among the first cities in Italy for its export and employment rates, as well as a city in continued economic growth, thanks to its many industries.
Present in the circuit of the city of art, the city also accounts for ancient monuments as well as works of contemporary art such as “I ponti di Calatrava”, “Spazio Gerra” and events like Fotografia Europea. In addition, the city is culturally and socially vibrant due to the large number of organizations, services and the university. Over the years, Reggio Emilia has established nine twinning agreements, six pacts of friendship and it is linked to over two hundred international companies; it participates in numerous European and international projects including the “Intercultural cities” project (Reggio is the only italian city following this project). Homeland of “Tricolore”, the Italian national flag born in 1797 in the current city hall, and Gold Medal of the Resistance, Reggio is a city rich in history, famous people, but especially characterized by a tremendous historical and collective identity. In a nutshell, Reggio Emilia is: a city of people.