The Codice Fiscale In Italy: What You Need To Know Before You Buy A Property

A codice fiscale (or fiscal code) is an Italian tax identification number similar to the social security number in the United States and the National Insurance number in the United Kingdom. It is issued free of charge to Italian people and migrants alike.   more ...

How Long Does It Take To Become Fluent In Italian?

"A different language is a different vision of life." —Federico Fellini

Italian, a romance language originally descended from Latin, is be   more ...

The Best Places To Watch Outdoor Cinema In Rome This Summer

On balmy summer evenings, Rome's Piazza San Cosimato is positively buzzing with activity and excitement. As the sun sets on the quintessentially Roman   more ...

Homeware Shopping In Abruzzo - A Guide For Expats

Abruzzo is a region to the east of Rome, characterised by majestic mountain ranges, rugged coastline, charming medieval villages and vibrant city cent   more ...

Business Taxes In Italy: What You Need To Know Before Setting Up Your Company

As an employee, tax is that little thing that chips away at your pay-cheque each month. As an employer, it’s a whole different ball game – especia   more ...

Homeware Shopping In Tuscany - A Guide For Expats

Located in central Italy, Tuscany is famous for its spectacular scenery, awe-inspiring architecture and pleasant climate, making it a popular destinat   more ...

Italy - 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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