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An Expat Guide To The Regional Cuisines Of Italy

Posted on Wednesday February 01, 2017 (15:16:46)

Moving to or visiting Italy the visitor will soon discover that there is a much wider range of culinary delights to enjoy and, interestingly, they vary hugely around the different regions. These regional offerings reflect the impressive range of foods and ingredients available to that area and there is always something for everyone to enjoy.   more ...

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

Posted on Monday November 14, 2016 (17:36:32)

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 ...

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

Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016 (15:16:57)
(c) Diliff on Wikipedia
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 ...

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

Posted on Friday September 09, 2016 (15:54:57)
(c) Unsplash on Pixabay
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 ...

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Italy - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Tuesday June 07, 2016 (12:19:31)
(c) Ezeew on Wikipedia
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
https://hottitalianlife.com/

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 ...

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Interview With Ivanka Di Felice

Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016 (14:20:57)
Ivanka Di Felice
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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A Guide To Tipping In Italy; Who, How Much, When And Where?

Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015 (15:12:27)
Image © Glen Scarborough on Flickr
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 ...

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Learn Why Italy Is An Expat Paradise

Posted on Monday July 27, 2015 (13:20:40)
Image © Edgar Jiménez on Flickr
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 ...

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A Guide To Pensions In Italy

Posted on Friday May 15, 2015 (01:51:09)

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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Tips For Staying Healthy In Italy: A Guide To Food And Fitness

Posted on Friday April 24, 2015 (03:04:21)

There are many reasons why the Italians stay so healthy. There isn't a culture of abstaining from various foods here, but still most of them remain fit and also happy. There’s the famous Mediterranean diet full of the goodness of olive oil and fresh local produce, and also the fact that mealtimes in Italy are more like events where the focus is on savoring food as well as enjoying the company of family and friends. So it can be said that the secret to the Italians' health and wellbeing is their wholesome approach towards food and the healthy food choices they make quite naturally on a day-to-day basis. The good news is that you can do it too. Here are some food and fitness tips that will help you do as the Italians do, and make your stay in Italy a healthy one.   more ...