Bologna in the Bolognese dialect of Emiliano-Romagnolo language) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, just outside of the drainage basin of Po river of Northern Italy, because both its rivers, Reno and Savena, flow directly to the sea. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, more specifically, between the Reno River and the Savena River. Bologna is a lively and cosmopolitan Italian college city, with spectacular history, art, cuisine, music, and culture. It is the seventh largest city in terms of population in Italy and it is the heart of a metropolitan area (officially recognized by the Italian government as a metropolitan city) of about 1,000,000 inhabitants. The urban sprawl of Bologna, including nearby Modena, whose metropolises are adjoining, is continuously expanding.