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Italy > Living


How To Learn The Language In Italy

Thursday June 25, 2020 (12:56:35)

If you are going out to beautiful Italy in order to live and work, you may be asking how easily you will be able to communicate in English, or whether you will need to be fluent in Italian. We will answer some of these questions below.   more ...

Italy > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Italy

Wednesday May 06, 2020 (10:02:59)

As an expat destination, Italy is most popular among retired people and those looking to settle down with a partner. The market generally supports people purchasing properties, rather than renting them, but you can also find great rental opportunities with the right landlord.   more ...

Italy > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Italy

Thursday March 12, 2020 (19:34:41)

Italy is one of the most popular destinations in the world, for visitors and expats seeking residence and employment. An estimated 50 million people visit the country annually. Whether or not you need a visa will depend on your country of origin. Read on to learn more about your options.   more ...

Italy > Living


Italy's Rainbow Cuisine

Monday February 24, 2020 (09:05:27)

If Italy is home to such an extraordinary variety of flavours, tastes, and aromas, it is because Italians know how to make the best of what nature offers and can transform just about anything into a culinary delight, unequalled in the world.   more ...

Italy > Health


How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Italy?

Monday January 06, 2020 (12:13:37)

The cost of healthcare in Italy will depend on a number of factors, namely whether you as an expat:

• are signed up with the national insurance scheme, the Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN)
• have private insurance
• have a combination of national and top-up private insurance to cover procedures (such as dental and optical care) which do not fall under the national scheme
• do not have insurance at all and are intending to pay out-of-pocket for any treatment that you receive.   more ...

Italy > Health


How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Italy

Monday January 06, 2020 (12:06:14)

If you are an expat living and working in Italy, you are likely to have been registered with the Italian public health system (the Azienda Sanitaria Locale or Local Health Agency: ASL) and will be paying into it directly from your salary. In this case most of your primary healthcare needs, such as GP visits or hospitalization, will be covered by the state scheme, the Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), and will be free at the point of delivery.   more ...

Italy > Health


Maternity Care In Italy: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday January 06, 2020 (11:58:30)

Italians are known to be child-loving and family oriented, so should you find yourself pregnant as an expat in Italy, you should have few difficulties in accessing a high standard of maternity care in this modern European nation.   more ...

Italy > Health


Prescriptions In Italy: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Monday January 06, 2020 (11:48:44)

If you are an expat residing and working in Italy, you should experience few difficulties in accessing your prescription medication, whether you are covered by private health insurance or are registered with the Italian health authority (the Azienda Sanitaria Locale or Local Health Agency: ASL) and thus have national health insurance under the public scheme, the Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN). The SSN covers some prescriptions although you may need to pay a small fee for these unless they are termed ‘life-saving’ medication, but we will look at some of your options below.   more ...

Italy > Working


How To Find A Job In Italy

Monday December 16, 2019 (09:47:28)

Finding a job in Italy should be a simple process for English-speaking expats, particularly those from countries within the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). However, your success in securing long-term gainful employment may depend on your field of work and skill set. For some jobs, including those in the service industry, a working knowledge of Italian will also be required.   more ...

Italy > Health


What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Italy?

Monday December 09, 2019 (11:18:39)

Italy’s government believes that healthcare is a human right, with universal coverage, solidarity, human dignity, and health needs as its guiding principles. As a result, the government invests in healthcare with its Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), a national public healthcare system that is administrated and managed regionally.   more ...

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