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Expats Talk about Having a Baby in Italy

Having a Baby in Montesilvano, Pescara

An expat mom who had a baby in Italy talks about finding a doctor willing to assist with a homebirth, the birth and follow-up care. (Read More)

Having a Baby in Genoa

One expat who had her baby in Genova, Italy shares her experiences with the hospital, pre-natal care and doctors in Genova. (Read More)

Having a Baby in Rome

An expat living in Rome commented, "Don't waste your time and money on private clinics. Maybe they will have nicer looking reception and not so many people waiting, but the best professionals are working in large state hospitals, best equipment end supplies are there either. One of my friends had a horrible experience in one of the mo" (Read More)

Having a Baby in Alghero

An expat in Alghero wrote, "Ask the hospital what pain relief is available, try and speak Italian." (Read More)

Having a Baby in Vasto

Another expat in Vasto advised, "Just be ready for the unexpected and find someone who will advocate for you so that you will have full access to your rights to choose on all the issues like breastfeeding vs. bottles etc." (Read More)

Having a Baby in Chieti

An expat living in Chieti commented, "Get a private hospital and doctor-request the option of medication if needed" (Read More)

Having a Baby in Verona

An expat in Verona wrote, "Italians are obsessed with anything that could go wrong. the british instead tell you Ok you are pregnant so what? millions are. come back in 9 months.

The righ approach for me is somewhere in the middle, so don't get too paranoid like most italians do... (but still be carefull with your sala" (Read More)

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Healthcare in ItalyHealthcare in Italy

An overview of the healthcare system in Italy - public and private hospitals, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), getting your Tessera Sanitaria (healthcare card), Covid-19 entry requirements, vaccinations for Italy, prescription medication availability and more.

Expats Talk Healthcare in Italy10 Expats Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Italy

Expats living in Italy talk about their own experiences with healthcare, hospital visits, emergencies, finding a doctor, buying health insurance in Italy and more.

Expats-in-Italy5 Expat Moms Talk about Having a Baby in Italy

5 expat moms offer candid insight into what it's like giving birth in Italy - from bringing towels and toilet paper with you to the hospital to being refused pain medication. And, like most advice in Italy, word of mouth is the best way to find a good OB/GYN.

5 expat moms offer candid insight into what it's like giving birth in Italy - from bringing towels and toilet paper with you to the hospital to being refused pain medication. And, like most advice in...

Expats-in-Italy9 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in Italy

Expats in Italy share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Italy. Advice about finding an English-speaking doctor, using The Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) and more.

Expats in Italy share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Italy. Advice about finding an English-speaking doctor, using The Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) and more....

italy Healthcare FAQItaly Healthcare FAQ

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about healthcare and health insurance for expats in Italy.

italy Healthcare InfoItaly Healthcare Info

Additional information about healthcare and health insurance for foreigners in Italy.

Healthcare in ArezzoHealthcare in Arezzo, Italy

Get established with a local doctor before you actually need one--you will need a primary car doctor to refer you to specialists.

Healthcare in Healthcare in Italy

An expat in Italy discusses health care, pharmacies and health insurance costs. She explains that the cost of health insurance is nominal compared to the US and prescription medicine is very inexpens

expat healthcare surveyAnswer Questions about Healthcare in Italy

Help others moving to Italy by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in Italy, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having-a-Baby-In-ItalyExpats Talk about What it's Like Having a Baby in Italy

Read recent baby reports submitted for Montesilvano, Pescara and Genoa.

If you're an expat parent who had a baby abroad, write a report about your childbirth experiences to help other expecting expat parents.

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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Actual Rent (10 replies)

Hi All. We are coming soon for our research-where-we-want-to-live trip. (About a week each in Bologna, Torino, and Pavia) I find that the "average" or typical rent prices mentioned for many towns is not at all what I find when I search. Just one example, an expat site says a 2-bedroom in Ravenna is $700. I don't see anything remotely in that price range on Idealista or anywhere. Numbeo says a 3 bedroom in Bologna centro averages 1340eu. Again, unlikely. Is there another site to get a real idea of what a flat will cost? Will we able to get a real estate agent to show us a listing while we are there? As always, any advice appreciated!

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Hi From Liguria. (3 replies)

Hi guys, we recently moved to Liguria! Anyone living in that part of Italy? My husband is an international tax advisor (USA-Italy-Germany and Switzerland) & I work remotely. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Contractor Services (8 replies)

Hello. My fiance and I bought a small townhouse in Abruzzo in May of 2020. We were lucky to have gone in person in December to see it because we had to do the closing online. Since then, we've been talking to an Italian architect/contractor about doing (mostly exterior) repairs to the roof and and stucco. The house is in fairly good condition since it was in the same family for generations. We finally reached an agreement on services and cost, but the architect wants us to send a pre-paid card to use to cover the costs instead of Transferwise or something similar. I'm an architect myself. The way contractor services are rendered in the US is that you typically pay 50% up front and 50% when the work is complete. I understand that things are done differently in Italy, but this seems like quite the leap of faith. I should also say that the architect was recommended to us by our realtor, who we love and trust, and the architect has already performed a thorough inspection of the house prior to us purchasing it. And he did a great job. His website is not bad, but I can't find one testimonial online for his work. Any advice?

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Join our Italy forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Italy.

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