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SandraA posted Need any help in Milan, Italy? on the Italy forum on July 27, 2014:
Italian teacher is available at weekends to accompany you in sightseeing Milan and the sorroundings, shopping in famous streets, advising you for the best solutions during your staying in Milan. Eventually, I can host in the living room where there is a couch but just for a short staying and just for women. I live 15 km from Milan
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Janin replied to the thread Shipping a Container with Household Goods on the Italy forum on July 27, 2014:
Janin initially posted:
We are considering to ship a 20-ft container with our household goods from a non-EU country to Italy (Genoa). Will the Italian customs charge us tax, duty and maybe even VAT (besides their normal clearing fees) for our stuff? Anybody with that experience out there? Saluti N & J
Janin replied on July 27, 2014 with:
Thank you maluza. We won't ship a car, rather buy one locally and hope the dealer will do the paperwork for us.In the meanwhile I found this http://webportal.atlasintl.com/Customs%20Docs/italy.pdf There are some very strange restrictions there (tea, pepper, electric appliances, radios, etc. ) :rolleyes: Loops to jump through, I suppose Ciao N & J
maluza86 replied on July 27, 2014 with:
It depends...like everything it seems there to be plenty of conflicting info out there. However, if you are a US citizen moving to Italy, check out the website for the US Embassy, Italy, and see excerpt below: http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs/general-visiting.html "A motor vehicle may be imported duty-free within six months of receiving the certificate of residence from the Anagrafe and if owned for a period more than one year. Imported vehicles must be registered and Italian license plates obtained. For more detailed information, contact the vehicle registration office, Pubblico Registro Automobilistico (PRA)." "Household goods may be imported duty free within six months of receiving the certificate of residence from the Anagrafe. An experienced and reliable shipping agent can simplify customs-free importation of household effects." Also, as an Italian Citizen moving back to Italy (from the US), the Duty and Taxes are waived...more paperwork though! So far I have shipped a pallet with twenty boxes from the states and I didn't pay anything extra, VAT or Duty. The company took care of all the necessary paperwork. Currently I have a 20ft container in storage in the states waiting to be shipped over, once we find a permanent place. We are currently living in San Vito Dei Normanni, renting a furnished apartment while continuing our search.
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maluza86 replied to the thread Living permanently in Italy on the Italy forum on July 27, 2014:
joenaber initially posted:
As an american citizen, what dose it require as far as documentation to be able to live in Italy permanently? please advice Thank you Joe
maluza86 replied on July 27, 2014 with:
Joe, Check out the US Embassy, Italy website, it has all the necessary information. You don't have to be an Italian citizen to live in Italy permanently, but there are benefits. http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs/general-visiting.html
Sergios replied on July 26, 2014 with:
More information needed. Do you have italian heritage? If yes, what is the lineage? What was the last Italian citizen in your direct descendants in the USA. Do you plan to work or retire? Do you have family (direct lineage) in italy
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Imodica replied to the thread Unfurnished Rentals on the Italy forum on July 23, 2014:
amanzini initially posted:
We have been looking at apartment listings, and many show desirable apartments completely empty, without kitchen cabinets. To rent one of these places, I assume it would be for a long term, since you need a major outlay to set the place up. Since a kitchen is not exactly portable, what happens at the end of the lease?
Imodica replied on July 23, 2014 with:
That does help quite a bit. You just hate to spend $ when you already have.
maluza86 replied on July 23, 2014 with:
I'd recommend taking a good inventory of your kitchen appliances and look at the age etc. As mentioned before pretty much all small kitchen appliances are available over here, some even for a better price. Most though cost in Euros what you pay in $ so a little more expensive. If you do bring kitchen appliances, or other 110v products you will need to purchase a transformer and depending on the wattage of your appliances they can be expensive. Another thing to keep in mind is if your appliance has an internal clock, it will not work properly as Italy is 50 cycles per second and the US is 60 cycles per second. We sold most of our smaller appliances before we came over except for a really expensive mixer. Hope this helps.
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Sergios replied to the thread Required income for retiring to Italy on the Italy forum:
Ewoodoff initially posted:
Hello, Although my husband and I had hoped to retire to Italy in the future, I've just been made aware that in order to get the type of visa needed, we would have to have a combined income of $8,000 per month! This has effectively ended our dream. Does anyone know anything otherwise? What am I missing? Not many people have that kind of retirement income.
Sergios replied on July 22, 2014 with:
The larger numbers are the daily rates multiplied by 31 days.
Imodica replied on July 22, 2014 with:
It is per YEAR. This has been an ongoing subject and it truly seems that it up to the consulate you visit for your visa. I live in AZ and the regional consulate in Phoenix told my husband and I that it will depend on where you want to live to prove self sufficiency. If you want to go to Rome or Tuscany, you will have to show more yearly income to sustain yourselves than if you were moving to a town in the Abruzzi region.
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markantony posted Pet and house sitter looking for assignment in September on the Italy forum on July 20, 2014:
I am a philosophy student at Columbia University who is very interested in looking after your home and pets in September (dates flexible). I speak English, Russian, and a bit of French and seek somewhere quiet and relaxing to work on my poetry before enrolling at Oxford in October. I grew up with cats and dogs, so I am very comfortable around them. I also have experience gardening and maintaining my family’s country home. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you think we can work something out. Again, my dates within the month of September (I could even arrive at the very end of August and leave in the early days of October) are flexible. Thanks, Mark
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Sergios replied to the thread Health Insurance on the Italy forum on July 16, 2014:
dondawallacepool initially posted:
What does Italy require for Health Insurance for a resident visa? The application states that they are wanting travel insurance. Any information from anyone there?
Sergios replied on July 16, 2014 with:
They want proof that if you get sick, your bills will be paid. That is until you establish residency. I have blue cross/blue shield with the blue card with coverage in Europe.
dondawallacepool replied on July 16, 2014 with:
Thanks for the tip!
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Mandyo replied to the thread Bloom International College Milan, Italy on the Italy forum:
schoolboy initially posted:
Hello all, I would like to ask if anyone has ever had there child attend this school?. 1. If so what was your experiences? 2. Is it professional? 3. Do children follow an English education system? 4. Does the school have a high staff turnover? 5. Are classrooms always active and monitored and taught by schoolteachers? 6. Do they have fully equipped facilities? e.g science and maths equipment? 7. Do children progress and is their learning support in mother tongue english? 8. Do they follow european standards quality of teaching? Many thanks for any feedback.
Mandyo replied on July 14, 2014 with:
Hello, did you end up working at the school? I had a horrendous experience there...
Mandyo replied on July 14, 2014 with:
This is the worst run school ever. I was really looking forward to moving to Italy to teach. I moved and it was living hell. Never got paid on time. Sometimes never got paid. Made to feel stupid when asking for wages. Treated like you are thick constantly. They bully staff and make them feel inferior. I fled Italy after 4 months and it was the best decision I ever made leaving that 'school. NEVER work there!!!
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