Balotelli is happy catching public transport in the neighbourhood.
A neighbour is quoted as saying: "Even if Mario is a little bit of a loudmouth, he is always kind and open with us.
"Often Mario stops to speak about football with us. When he knew that my brother Andrea played for a local team he promised to go and see one of his games. No one believed it.
"Instead, the following Saturday he arrived at the game to follow the Esordienti."