How Might Italy's New Eco Tax Affect Expats?

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 ...

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

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   more ...

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

Italy is a country admired throughout the world for its art, design, classical architecture and culture. A leader in precision machinery, luxury autom   more ...

How To Eat Gluten-Free In Milan

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

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

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?   more ...

How Good Are Antenatal And Postnatal Care In Italy?

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 bir   more ...


Go to Italy and you will understand what 'la dolce vita' is all about. Ancient monuments and Renaissance masterpieces, opera and fashion, fast cars and food to die for, it's easy to see why so many love beautiful Italy from tip to toe.


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Julie Cook, Tuscany

Who are you?

Originating from North Yorkshire UK, we are a family of 8 who grew up around food. Family dinners, times of celebration, cold wet Sundays and in times of stress - one thing has always been a constant source of enjoyment for our family. Cooking.   more ...

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Nadia Plamadeala, Rome

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My name is Nadia, I am from Moldova, 29 years old. I am a cross-cultural specialist currently writing my first book for expats   more ...

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M. Elizabeth Evans, Florence

Who are you?

I read this initially as "how are you?" and was writing some "witty" response, "somewhere between a glass of wine and an insti   more ...

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Nancy Palmer, Tuscany

Who are you?

I am a mom, a sister, a daughter and a friend.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Cortona, Italy   more ...

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Jasmine Mah, Bergamo

Who are you?

My name is Jasmine, I'm a 27 year old born-and-bred Western Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta. I attended pharmacy school at the   more ...