Rachel Gilbert, Lake Como, Italy

Who are you? I’m Rachel, originally from the UK and now living on Lake Como in Italy. I’m a certified mindset & empowerment coach, specialising in helping expats get the most out of their experience abroad, increase their levels of confidence, and unlock their inner resilience and resourcefulness so they can thrive in their new … Read more

International Schools in Italy: Services and Admissions Procedures for Expats

Italy, with its rich history, iconic architecture, and delectable cuisine, is a favorite destination for many expats. Whether you’ve relocated for work, love, or simply a change in scenery, ensuring your children have the best education becomes a top priority. Enter the world of international schools in Italy – institutions designed to make educational transitions … Read more

Italy – Eye Care

Finding an Eye Care Professional Finding an eye care professional in Italy is relatively easy, and there are several resources available to help you locate one. Here are a few ways to find an eye care professional in Italy: 1. Italian Society of Ophthalmology The Italian Society of Ophthalmology (Società Oftalmologica Italiana, SOI) is a … Read more

Italy – End of Life Issues

End of life care in Italy is an important aspect of healthcare that focuses on providing comfort, dignity, and emotional support to patients who are nearing the end of their lives. In Italy, end of life care is provided through a range of services, including hospices, palliative care units in hospitals, and home-based care. Hospices … Read more

Italy – Air Travel

Italy is a popular tourist destination, with several airports that serve both domestic and international flights. This article provides an overview of the standard of domestic air travel in Italy and the locations that are served. Additionally, it offers details on how to book domestic air travel tickets and the companies that offer this service. … Read more

Italy – Landlines and Mobile Phones

Italy is a country with a population of over 60 million people and a highly developed telecommunications network. In this article, we will provide you with all the essential information you need to know about telephone service in Italy. International and Area Codes in Italy The international code for Italy is +39. When making an … Read more

Italy – Visas

Visa Regulations for Entering Italy To enter Italy, a visitor must have a valid passport and, depending on their country of origin and the length of their stay, may need to apply for a visa. Visitors from the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) do not need a visa, but all other nationals … Read more

Italy – Selling Property

If you’re considering selling a property in Italy without the assistance of a real estate agent, it’s essential to be well-informed about the process. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to sell your property on your own: 1. Property Valuation The first step is determining the market value of your property. You can hire a … Read more

Italy – Buying Property

Legal Restrictions on Property Ownership and Sale in Italy Italy imposes certain legal restrictions on property ownership and sale by foreign nationals: Reciprocity Principle: Italy generally follows the principle of reciprocity, meaning that foreign nationals can buy property in Italy only if Italians can buy property in the foreign national’s home country. Agricultural Land: Non-residents … Read more