This is a view of Piazza Maggiore, the central square of Bologna, the city which I have called home for the last twenty years. I came to Bologna on a short study visit after finishing university and was struck by the beauty of this town, particularly by this square, and vowed to come back again. A few years later with the help of an EU grant I did and this time I stayed. Many other Europeans, thanks to similar grants do the same, in Bologna and other cities in Europe. I am British but Bologna, Italy is my home and to me that appears perfectly natural. I guess that many others living outside their country of birth would agree. It is so sad that to those who voted for Brexit clearly do not.
Andrew’s is just one of the postcards we have received! You can read them all here.
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