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Living in Italy Guide
By Betsy Burlingame
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.
Learn what members have to say about living in Italy.
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Italy on our Italy forum - meet people, get advice and help others.
An index of all of our site's Italy information.
Help others in Italy by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Italy.
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Pros & Cons of Living in Italy
Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Italy.
Healthcare in Italy 2021
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Tips for Expats in Italy
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Italy will tax all your income at very high rates even on dividends and retirement.
Hi Betsy, great article, my only comment is regarding the people in Florence being rude and unwelcoming. I reckon it is too bold and general statement as many other expats living in Florence are saying that Florentines are friendly and welcoming, it depends on the people you met and experiences you are doing, I had a great time there with my family!