It has a lot of quirky shops, interesting restaurant selection and cozy cafes with hot baristas. It’s Italy minus the hoards of tourists. And you’ll only get to meet super friendly, smiling locals. It’s a rich city as well, so you will meet fabulous people here and there. And see lovely grannies gossiping in every corner of the square. I told you earlier this is authentic Italy! I love cities that are bike-friendly, and I immediately fell in love with Reggio Emilia because you see a lot of people biking. Even older people, as you can see from the #gossipgrannies to the right. And not just that, the bikes they own are pretty handsome too. Check them out!