Mauritians are one of the less studied groups of immigrants in Italy, although they present some very interesting aspects. They are localized in four cities, three in the south and one in the north and are very well accepted from the local population. Notwithstanding they show a kind of plural integration, strictly maintaining a separateness from the host society. The research illustrated in the article describe the social life of one district in Bari where the Mauritians are concentrated. The results on one side show the normal features of the Mauritians migration and settlements but on the other highlight the contradictions of the integrative process, especially for women and second generation immigrants. Both women and children seems much more oriented to a process of cultural change that meets severe social obstacles in the general way of life of the Mauritian community.