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How Good Are Antenatal And Postnatal Care In Italy?

Monday May 20, 2019 (09:26:43)

Giving birth is never easy at the best of times, and expat mums face some extra challenges, from language barriers to differing levels of care and birth customs. However, Italy – which is child-minded and has a good public health care system – is a good place to be if you’re expecting.   more ...

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A Guide To Popular Meetup Groups In Florence

Monday April 01, 2019 (17:20:07)

Living abroad can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be isolating at times, especially at the onset when you may not speak the language fluently or haven't had a chance immerse fully into the culture.   more ...

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What Do The New Driving Regulations In Italy Mean For You?

Monday March 25, 2019 (16:54:39)

In the latter quarter of 2018, Matteo Salvini successfully pushed for a controversial package of new laws to come into effect, ostensibly to make it more difficult for asylum seekers to find refuge in Italy. However, there are also consequences for other expats living in the country. Here, we shed light on two of the driving regulations that have come into effect as a result of the new laws, and explain how they might affect expats.   more ...

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Interview With Damien O'Farrell, Expat Coach

Monday February 18, 2019 (17:31:37)
Damien O'Farrell
Damien, you're an expat coach and you help people who want to move abroad. Tell us a bit more about your job and how you got into it.

I define myself as a Global Mobility Specialist and Expat Coach & Mentor and I combine both skillsets to provide a unique relocation experience to Italy. Combining the nuts and bolts of the importance of being compliant from an immigration and relocation point of view with focused coaching regarding life and professional development in Italy allows the expat to build the most successful life possible in Italy.   more ...

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The Codice Fiscale In Italy: What You Need To Know Before You Buy A Property

Wednesday October 03, 2018 (11:37:52)

A codice fiscale (or fiscal code) is an Italian tax identification number similar to the social security number in the United States and the National Insurance number in the United Kingdom. It is issued free of charge to Italian people and migrants alike.   more ...

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How Long Does It Take To Become Fluent In Italian?

Wednesday August 29, 2018 (18:52:18)

"A different language is a different vision of life." —Federico Fellini

Italian, a romance language originally descended from Latin, is believed to have spread across Europe in the 14th century, following the popularity of Dante's Divine Comedy. Today, there are about 67 million Italian speakers in the world—a large portion of whom are living within the borders of Italy and Switzerland. Often referred to as the language of love, Italian is amongst the most popular second languages of study in the world. That is a pretty remarkable statistic when you consider that there are only a handful of countries where Italian is spoken as the official language.   more ...

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The Best Places To Watch Outdoor Cinema In Rome This Summer

Monday July 23, 2018 (11:42:02)

On balmy summer evenings, Rome's Piazza San Cosimato is positively buzzing with activity and excitement. As the sun sets on the quintessentially Roman neighbourhood of Trastevere, the main square is where residents and visitors alike gather to partake in one of the most highly anticipated events of the season: Rome's open-air cinema.   more ...

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Homeware Shopping In Abruzzo - A Guide For Expats

Tuesday July 03, 2018 (07:30:20)

Abruzzo is a region to the east of Rome, characterised by majestic mountain ranges, rugged coastline, charming medieval villages and vibrant city centres. When it comes to purchasing things for the home, shops such as Pescara, L'Aquila, Teramo and Chieti offer outstanding options to meet almost every shopper's need and budget.   more ...

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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 ...