As the capital and largest city in Italy, this ancient metropolis has something for everyone. Located almost precisely in the middle line between north and south, Rome is dense in archeological sites, breathtaking landmarks, art museums, Roman pizza, and gelato. Every corner here makes you feel like you’re in a Fellini movie.
Many Italians will prefer Rome to work and not to live in as it has a reputation for being chaotic, however, any roman will tell you… Roma Caput Mundi.
Located in Lombardy, a region in northern Italy. The fashion capital of the world has a very modern and cosmopolitan vibe, known for its high-end and the extravagant lifestyle of many of its citizens. The most notable landmark is the imponent Duomo di Milano, a perfect model of Gothic architecture. Art fans can also visit the Santa Maria Delle Grazie convent, which houses the world-famous mural “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci.
Milan might be one of the easiest cities to find work as an ESL teacher and there’s high demand for private tutors for English tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.
Oh Naples… The Italian music, the lively local dialect, the world-famous cuisine, Naples proudly represents the epitome of the Southern Italian culture, and is also home of some of the most important archeological sites and museums in the country. Just like Rome, Naples can be somewhat chaotic, but its beauty and culture will exceed every expectation.
Neapolitans are very loud, which can be a cultural shock for many Americans, but they have the kindest hearts and are eager to share their culture with anyone interested. Naples is old-world all the way through. Teaching in Naples can be one of the most beautiful experiences of your life.
(Neapolitan pizza-making has been awarded the status of UNESCO intangible human heritage! If this doesn’t give you enough of a reason to go, we don’t know what will.)
Renaissance, renaissance, renaissance. Florence is one of the most visited cities in Italy, best known for the unique architecture and romantic feel which inspired renaissance geniuses like Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raffaello, and many more.
Being a smaller city, ESL teachers may encounter more competition than in larger cities like Milan and Rome. Florence has poetry and good food as its very essence, and as a most-loved tourist destination, here too, mother tongue English teachers are highly requested.
Home of the oldest university in Europe, Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. With its own leaning tower, it has just as many architectural landmarks as any of the main cities, with an extra touch of Italianness.
If you choose Bologna as your destination make sure you learn some Italian so you can shine at the local trattorias. You’ll find a true jewel of Italian beauty and the first choice of many college students (great for tutoring opportunities).