±JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Get useful expat articles, health and financial news, social media recommendations and more in your inbox each month - free!



We respect your privacy - we don't spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

±Compare Expat Providers

Expat Health Insurance Quotes

Foreign Currency Exchange Quotes

International Moving Quotes

We're very social! Follow Expat Focus on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

Expat Focus Facebook PageExpat Focus on TwitterExpat Focus Pinterest PageExpat Focus Google+ Page

Notify me when new content is added about a country

±Expat Focus Partners

Italy

Italy > Articles

Italy

An Expat Guide To Politics In Italy

Posted on Monday June 19, 2017 (15:10:11)
(c) mautomiceli on Pixabay
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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

An Expat Guide To The Permesso Di Soggiorno

Posted on Friday May 26, 2017 (09:44:16)
(c) jpeter on Pixabay
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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

An Expat Guide To Moving Your Pet To Italy

Posted on Tuesday April 18, 2017 (13:58:39)
(c) Rachel Omnès on Unsplash
Are you planning on bringing your animale domestico with you to start your new life in Italy?

Before making your move, you will need to make the necessary preparations for your pet to ensure their journey runs smoothly.

The logistics and preparation can be confusing at times and so we have put together a simple guide with all of the information you will need to ensure that your pet is prepared for entering Italy.   more ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

A Guide To Learning Conversational Italian

Posted on Friday March 17, 2017 (18:12:54)
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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

Italy - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Friday March 17, 2017 (17:14:36)
(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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

A Guide To Accredited Language Learning In Italy

Posted on Friday February 17, 2017 (14:21:11)
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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

An Expat Guide To The Regional Cuisines Of Italy

Posted on Wednesday February 01, 2017 (16:16:46)
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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

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

Posted on Monday November 14, 2016 (18:36:32)
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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

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

Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016 (15:16:57)
(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 ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

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

Posted on Friday September 09, 2016 (15:54:57)
(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 ...