Italy’s Rainbow Cuisine

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.From the Alps in the north to its most southerly island ‘Lampedusa’ [did you … Read more

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Italy?

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 … Read more

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Italy

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 … Read more

How To Find A Job In Italy

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 … Read more

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Italy?

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.Italy has the results to show for its investment … Read more

How To Register With The Health Service In Italy

Italy’s healthcare service is a mixed public-private system that regularly ranks within the World Health Organization’s top 10 for quality of health services. Their Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) has provided universal coverage at free or reduced costs at the point of delivery for residents since 1978. Their public system is well-developed and is administered by … Read more

Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Italy: How To Find The Right Options For You

The Italian healthcare system, or Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), offers its citizens and legal residents wide-ranging, universal medical coverage free of charge or at a relatively low cost. Yet, like most Mediterranean countries in the European Union, oral healthcare makes up only about 5-8% of the public health system.The legislation on essential levels of care … Read more

What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats Living In Italy?

The Italian healthcare system, or Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), offers universal medical coverage free of charge or at a low rate to its citizens and legal residents. A regionally-based programme, medical services and hospital facilities vary widely from region to region in terms of quality. However, as a whole Italy’s public healthcare is ranked among … Read more

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