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10 Tips for Living in Italy

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Italy is a dream destination for many, but some expats have difficulty adjusting to the rustic Italian lifestyle. Expats share their top tips for living in Italy.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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guest
Dec 25, 2012 20:15

Article informative but did not answer my questions. I want to know i I should ship my car to Italy from the USA? If I do, where can I get auto insurance? Do I have to pay on a yearly basis or pay only when I am in Italy? How do I notify the Italian authorities (in Umbria) that I will have a car with USA plates.?

guest
May 28, 2015 17:25

We are looking for suggestions as to where we should live for a year. Want be central for travel to other area to best explore Italy.

guest
Apr 1, 2018 21:40

Thanks for your article. It helped me understand how it is possible to live in Italy. I'm new to the site and have a question . I plan on retiring soon but want to continue to practice acupuncture and am looking for ways I might volunteer my services. Any suggestions for web sites or individuals to contact. Thanks, Sal

Mounzer
Jan 10, 2019 08:50

For who needs a car to drive and to move around to visit different places. Australian, Canadian, Newlanders and USA citizens will not be able to drive using theirs driving license after one year of their first date of arrivals in Italy. The only way to continue to drive Italy and Europe * legally is to apply for a new Italian driving license. The driving license for the above countries can not be converted to Italian driving license. The only way to obtain Italian driving license is to apply for a new one. One needs to allow at least 2-3 months in getting his/her new driving license and must pass both exams, driving and the oral exam. Bearing in mind that the exams are in Italian language, in some cases in French or German language if your residency in border of France or Austria. Mounzer

Agie66
Aug 8, 2019 20:38

Loved the forum on 7 places in Italy to retire. I especially enjoyed the section on Puglia. Molinari sounds wonderful. Beach on the Adriatic. Would love to hear about more updates and info on living as an American there. My husband and I are thinking about spending about a year or so in Italy for the experience. And we know the north can be quite pricey so Puglia sounds perfect. As we will be on a fixed burget. Any info and feedback would be so much appreciated! Thank you! Adrienne

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