Expat Italy


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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

  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 ...


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