Expat Italy


Italy - Go to Italy and you will understand what 'la dolce vita' is all about. Ancient monuments and Renaissance masterpieces, opera and fashion, fast cars and food to die for, it's easy to see why so many love beautiful Italy from tip to toe.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Italy
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  Italy - Recommended Blogs

Articles - Italy

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

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 ...

  Interview With Ivanka Di Felice

Articles - Italy

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 ...

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

Articles - Italy

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 ...

  Learn Why Italy Is An Expat Paradise

Articles - Italy

Italy is one of the most intriguing and attractive countries in all of Europe, if not the entire world. It does many things remarkably well, but especially excels in food, art and fashion. Italy is the birthplace of Spaghetti Bolognese, Antipasto and Tiramisu. It is the land where Michelangelo painstakingly painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It’s also the place where some of the world’s leading fashion labels, from Gucci and Fendi to Dolce & Gabbana, are headquartered.   more ...

  A Guide To Pensions In Italy

Articles - Italy

Italy’s social security system provides citizens and residents with a variety of benefits such as disability benefits and old-age pensions. The amount of benefits an individual receives is determined by the duration of time for which he or she has contributed to the welfare system and on their income level. The Italian social security system provides all individuals working in Italy with the opportunity to receive welfare benefits by paying national insurance contributions. This includes EU and non-EU nationals, employed individuals, self-employed individuals, professionals and entrepreneurs.   more ...


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