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Italy > Living


Autumn Arrives In Tuscany

Monday September 23, 2019 (11:15:41)

After ten days in England, it was such a relief to get home to Beautiful Tuscany and to find that our local village of Fiano has won back the coveted banner having been victorious at the annual Calambur event! Bravi to all our lovely Italian friends who participated! This event is a bit like the UK's It's a Knockout which was televised and hugely popular in the 60's and 70's.   more ...

Italy > Living


How Might Italy's New Eco Tax Affect Expats?

Tuesday September 03, 2019 (15:00:30)

Italy’s newly minted eco-tax for cars, approved by the country’s upper house of Parliament, is causing quite a bit of confusion.   more ...

Italy > Education


International School or State School in Italy: Which Should You Choose?

Tuesday September 03, 2019 (14:46:27)

Relocating to Italy can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. For expat families, assimilating into a new home can be a mixed bag of exciting opportunities and nerve-wracking challenges, not least of which is deciding which type of school to send your children. This is a prospect that can be daunting and stressful.   more ...

Italy > Working


How To Run Your Own Business As A British Expat In Italy

Monday August 26, 2019 (14:54:55)

Italy is a country admired throughout the world for its art, design, classical architecture and culture. A leader in precision machinery, luxury automobiles, and hand-woven textiles, Italy attracts thousands of UK citizens each year to its food, wine, stunning landscapes, and warm Mediterranean climate.   more ...

Italy > Living


How To Eat Gluten-Free In Milan

Monday August 19, 2019 (17:35:00)

Italy is without a doubt one of top pasta-consuming locations in the world, and the northern city of Milan is no exception.   more ...

Italy > Property


How To Buy A Property In Italy: A Guide For New Expats

Monday August 12, 2019 (12:50:33)

Who among us hasn't imagined themselves sitting under the Tuscan sun, sipping from a glass of wine while Domenico Modugno sings Volare on the stereo? Owning a piece of la dolce vita is the dream of many migrants coming to Italy.   more ...

Italy > Health


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 ...

Italy > Living


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 ...

Italy > Living


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 ...

Italy > Moving


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 ...