Monopoli, Italy
Monopoli, Italy
Monopoli, Italy

Living in Italy Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Comments

guest
Oct 23, 2017 21:41

Italy will tax all your income at very high rates even on dividends and retirement.

tuscan72
Dec 18, 2018 04:46

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!

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