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A Guide To Learning Conversational Italian

Posted on Friday March 17, 2017 (13:12:54)
There are a myriad of options for those looking to gain proficiency certificates, skills in business language or go on to higher education.

But what about those of us who want to learn more conversational Italian? Day to day life Italian phrases that would help you navigate your way around ordinary tasks and be able to join in with social circles and integrate more comfortably?   more ...

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Italy - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Friday March 17, 2017 (12:14:36)
(c) aigle_dore on Flickr
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Italy and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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A Guide To Accredited Language Learning In Italy

Posted on Friday February 17, 2017 (09:21:11)
Language proficiency certificates are required for a multitude of circumstances. In particular being able to demonstrate knowledge of the Italian language along with a proficiency certificate is usually required for applying for long term residency, gaining access to higher education and employment in most workplaces (especially within a corporate setting).   more ...

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An Expat Guide To The Regional Cuisines Of Italy

Posted on Wednesday February 01, 2017 (11:16:46)
Moving to or visiting Italy the visitor will soon discover that there is a much wider range of culinary delights to enjoy and, interestingly, they vary hugely around the different regions. These regional offerings reflect the impressive range of foods and ingredients available to that area and there is always something for everyone to enjoy.   more ...

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Moving To Italy? Get On The Right Side Of The North-South Divide

Posted on Monday November 14, 2016 (13:36:32)
The boot-shaped country of Italy is referred to as the birthplace of western civilization and a cultural hub. It is the home of exquisite art, grand architecture and fine food. From the leaning Tower of Pisa to the Colosseum, Italy is a treasure trove of culture and heritage.   more ...

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How To Open A Bank Account In Italy - A Guide For Expats

Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016 (10:16:57)
(c) Diliff on Wikipedia
Banks in Italy range from co-operative banks, or banchi popolari cooperativi, to credit or commercial banks and also cooperative credit banks, or banche di credito cooperativo.

There are two different types of accounts aimed at expats who are living in Italy. For various reasons, expats tend to like non-resident bank accounts, which are known as conto corrente non residenti, the main reason being that Italian bank accounts tend to charge high rates of interest whereas non-resident accounts usually pay interest and are not subject to any local interest taxes.   more ...

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Moving To Italy? Here's How To Drink Coffee Like A Local

Posted on Friday September 09, 2016 (10:54:57)
(c) Unsplash on Pixabay
The world loves coffee. It’s the second most valuable traded commodity - second only to oil - with 8.5 billion kilos of ground coffee consumed every year. This equates to 2.25 billion cups of hot brew consumed worldwide every day.

Whilst the global population is becoming more and more addicted to their morning brew, they all turn to one country for inspiration. From homemade espressos to global mega-chains churning out millions of milky macchiatos, they all look to the original café culture.   more ...

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Italy - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Tuesday June 07, 2016 (07:19:31)
(c) Ezeew on Wikipedia
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Italy and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.

This Italian Life
https://hottitalianlife.com/

Jess followed her heart to the boot shaped isle of Italy, where she blogs about her life everyday experiences in Southern Italy, business and design inspiration.   more ...

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Interview With Ivanka Di Felice

Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016 (10:20:57)
Ivanka Di Felice
Ivanka, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be an expat.

I worked in the financial industry in Toronto and got laid off due to re-structuring. Before I found another job I convinced my husband to take a year off and live in Italy. At first he was reluctant but then when his company unexpectedly moved outside the city, he decided this may just be our chance. Then we fell in love and are still here 9 years later!   more ...

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A Guide To Tipping In Italy; Who, How Much, When And Where?

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015 (10:12:27)
Image © Glen Scarborough on Flickr
Tipping etiquette can be a bit tricky to figure out as an expat, as it differs from one country to another. While some cultures do not believe in leaving anything more than what they have being charged, others may voluntarily pay up to 20% of their bill for good service. When it comes to offering any kind of gratuity or bonus, people must consider whether it is necessary or even acceptable, and how much should be given.   more ...


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