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Moving to Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy

Imagine traveling in Italy, seeing a poster for an concert on a lake, attending the concert and finding a beautiful town, like Passignano sul Trasimeno. Dreams do come true! (Read More)

Moving to Florence, Italy

An expat shares tips for moving to Florence. She wishes she hadn't brought so many heavy suitcases, because clothing and shoes are less expensive there. The cost of living in Florence is much higher than her home town. (Read More)

Moving to Minturno, Italy

An expat in Italy shares some thoughts about moving to Minturno, Italy, including how they gradually moved there and the costs associated with the transition. Also includes some ideas for what to bring to Italy with you, and what to leave at home. (Read More)

Moving to Parma, Italy

One expat in Parma, Italy says that finding a good apartment takes connections. She also wishes she had left behind some of her extra furniture, because it doesn't fit in her apartment. (Read More)

Moving to Torino, Italy

An expat in Turin, Italy offers tips to expat newcomers there - from negotiating for to keep a kitchen as part of your rent to learning as much Italian as possible before you move. (Read More)

Moving to Catanzaro, Italy

An expat living in Catanzaro commented, "I would say to find someone of your same socio-economical level in the area and ask them. We all have diverse expectations but this way you would know what is considered 'good' and what is considered 'bad' areas, prices, etc. by someone with whom you can relate.

Remember, your expectations " (Read More)

Moving to Rome, Italy

An expat in Rome wrote, "The experience of living in the Eternal City can't be beat. The food is fantastic. Fresh pasta is divine. However, the Italian way of life is very different than that of the US way of life. At times, you will be frustrated and upset. For example, imagine going to the supermarket for days on end " (Read More)

Moving to Torino, Italy

Another expat in Torino advised, "Keeping looking for the "right" place. Be willing to compromise on the small things. Make your home a nice place to go to when you feel overwhelmed--make sure it has your personality and is comfortable.

Don't get the TV hooked-up for 6 months. Get out and find out about the neighborhood, soc" (Read More)

Moving to Bergamo, Italy

An expat living in Bergamo commented, "This city of Bergamo is divided into two parts, the upper city and lower city. The upper city is literally on a hill and is the more exclusive part of town. It's the "in" place right now. But it comes with drawbacks - can be loud at night because of all the bars and restaurants, while there are plen" (Read More)

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Moving to Italy: 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Italy

Expats moving to Italy envision a romantic lifestyle in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, it is important to make sure that you do comprehensive research and fully understand what it will mean to move to the city, town or village you choose.

Expats moving to Italy envision a romantic lifestyle in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, it is important to make sure that you do comprehensive research and fully understand...

Expats in Italy: Pros and Cons of Living in Italy

Expats in Italy discuss the pros and cons of living in Italy. From bureaucracy to expensive cities, Italy can be a challenge. Most expats find that the amazing food, charming countryside, beautiful beaches and public healthcare make up for the cons.

Expats in Italy discuss the pros and cons of living in Italy. From bureaucracy to expensive cities, Italy can be a challenge. Most expats find that the amazing food, charming countryside, beautiful ...

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10 Best Places in the World to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

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On the Italy Expat Forum

Join our Italy Forum and talk with other expats in Italy who can offer you insight and tips about living in Italy. Here are a few of the latest discussions on the Italy Expat Forum:

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Vonage App Going Away (30 replies)

Just received notice that as of Feb. 28, 2020 the free/low cost Vonage App will be discontinued and all credits must be used by then since there will be no refunds. For those with the Vonage App adding credits now should be done sparingly. International calls between those with the App are free. Calls to those without the app Cost only one cent per minute. Any suggestions for other comparable services?

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International School Salaries (5 replies)

Hello I would like to know more about the salaries offered at international schools in Italy. This would be teacher and management salaries. I have worked at international schools in Asia for over 10 years and I'm currently looking at the option of moving closer to home. (UK) Any information or advice would be much appreciated.

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Residency requirements and taxes (13 replies)

I've been following this forum for at least a year now, and I imagine this question has been asked, so I ask forgiveness for asking again. I'm investigating buying an apartment in Italy. Until I retire I won't be able to spend more than a couple months a year there. But some day I hope to spend much more time in Italy- probably in about 5 years. I would consider, at that time, applying for elective residency. I understand all the requirements. Here's my question. At what point do we have to pay taxes in Italy? Did I read somewhere that 183 days in the country is a cutoff for paying taxes? Thanks so much!! Glori

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Moving to Italy: 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Italy

Expats moving to Italy envision a romantic lifestyle in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, it is important to make sure that you do comprehensive research and fully understand what it will mean to move to the city, town or village you choose.

Expats moving to Italy envision a romantic lifestyle in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, it is important to make sure that you do comprehensive research and fully understand...

Expats in Italy: Pros and Cons of Living in Italy

Expats in Italy discuss the pros and cons of living in Italy. From bureaucracy to expensive cities, Italy can be a challenge. Most expats find that the amazing food, charming countryside, beautiful beaches and public healthcare make up for the cons.

Expats in Italy discuss the pros and cons of living in Italy. From bureaucracy to expensive cities, Italy can be a challenge. Most expats find that the amazing food, charming countryside, beautiful ...

Moving-To-ItalyExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Italy

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10 Best Places in the World to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit. ...

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