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Business Taxes In Italy: What You Need To Know Before Setting Up Your Company

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:25:06)

As an employee, tax is that little thing that chips away at your pay-cheque each month. As an employer, it’s a whole different ball game – especially when it comes to business taxes in Italy.

These days, Italy is a country where the majority of businesses are small to medium enterprises, but it wasn’t always this way. Prior to the reforms Matteo Renzi made in 2014, Italy wasn’t such an attractive place for foreign investors to set up a business due to the red tape and structural issues which were often found. However, those days are in the past.   more ...

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Homeware Shopping In Tuscany - A Guide For Expats

Friday May 25, 2018 (11:36:19)

Located in central Italy, Tuscany is famous for its spectacular scenery, awe-inspiring architecture and pleasant climate, making it a popular destination for expats. There is a wide range of shopping options offering homeware to suit everyone.   more ...

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Expat Challenges In Italy And How To Address Them

Tuesday March 27, 2018 (07:53:32)

They like to say ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’, but that’s not going to solve every problem you encounter as an expat in Italy.

For one thing, the Italian economy is still sluggish following the global economic dramas of 2008. Ten years on, the government is saddled with debt and unemployment is high. There is an exodus of bright young things, as ambitious Italians seek opportunity elsewhere. Over half a million have quit their homes to start again in more vibrant economies such as London or Berlin.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Taxes In Italy

Friday December 15, 2017 (15:55:16)

A country steeped in history, art, and culture, Italy has always been a hotspot for expats from all over the world. It sports a gorgeous climate that is considered one of the best in the European region, and is also home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world, the most famous of which are Venice, Florence and Rome. Good food and wine play an important role in daily life in Italy. In addition, the vibrant and friendly local people make it easy for expats to settle into the Italian lifestyle.   more ...

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Italy Or Spain – Which Would Suit You?

Friday November 03, 2017 (14:53:42)

Are you trying to decide between Italy and Spain as a destination? There are some similarities between these countries, both of which enjoy sunny Mediterranean weather, are populated with Latin peoples, harbor a great love for good wine and cuisine, have the tradition of an afternoon siesta, and are known for their warmth and hospitality. However, in other ways these two countries can seem worlds apart. Each country has their unique features and does things in their own characteristic ways.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Driving In Italy

Thursday October 12, 2017 (07:33:27)

Driving in Italy can be daunting for those not used to the experience. The city streets are stressful to navigate, but the pace does slow down as you head towards the countryside.

For new expats who are looking forward to getting out on the road, here’s a guide to driving in Italy.   more ...

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A Guide To The Regional Delicacies Of Italy

Friday September 22, 2017 (08:43:40)

The boot-shaped peninsula is famous all around the world for its distinctive culture, especially its cuisine. Italian food has become extremely popular worldwide, and signature Italian dishes are now available in major global cities.   more ...

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What Do The New Residence Fees In Italy Mean For You?

Thursday September 14, 2017 (10:26:35)

Italy has become one of the most popular expat destinations for people from all across the world. Known for its rich history, modern infrastructure, warm people, scenic beauty and pleasant weather, Italy offers its residents a highly attractive lifestyle, with special emphasis on aspects such as family, food, fashion and festivities.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Politics In Italy

Monday June 19, 2017 (15:10:11)
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Italy’s history stretches back all the way to the Roman Empire. In Italy, expats will find a rich cultural heritage that is evident even in the tiniest rural towns. Italian is the official language, but other languages such as Slovenian, German and French are also considered national languages, and are spoken along the Slovenian border, in the region of Trento and in the Valle d’Aosta. Italians are proud of their rich cultural heritage and their language and expect visitors and expats to at least attempt to speak Italian.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To The Permesso Di Soggiorno

Friday May 26, 2017 (09:44:16)
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What is Permesso Di Soggiorno?

This is a permit of stay not to be confused with an entry visa (which must be arranged separately if necessary and ideally prior to your arrival in the country).

The document is legally required by the Italian state for all foreign citizens who wish to reside in Italy.   more ...