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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 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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Learn what members have to say about living in Italy.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Italy on our Italy forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Italy information.

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Help others in Italy by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Italy.

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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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Italy GuideItaly Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Italy.

Italy Forum Italy Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Italy on our Italy forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Italy Index Italy Index
An index of all of our site's Italy information.

Contribute to Italy Network Contribute
Help others in Italy by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Italy.

Expat Healthcare Advice in ItalyHealthcare & Health Insurance in Italy

Expats in Italy offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Italy.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in ItalyMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Italy

Expats in Italy offer advice about healthcare in Italy.

Best Places to Live in Italy Best Places to Live in Italy

Italy is beloved by expats, global nomads and retirees. We've compiled a list of the 12 best places to live in Italy based upon expats' recommendations. They include Liguria, Puglia, Rome, Le Marche, Abruzzo, Sicily and more.

Real Estate in ItalyReal Estate in Italy

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Italy.

Guide to Real Estate in ItalyGuide to Real Estate in Italy

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Italy.

Pros Cons of Living in ItalyPros & 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.

Cost of Living in ItalyCost of Living in Italy

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Italy.

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