How to Learn Italian Language

  If you can communicate with the locals and make yourself understood in every day situations you'll find your new country feels more quickly like home. Italy is no exception.   Here are some tips to help you learn to speak Italian.   Italy's Language   93% of Italy's population speaks Italian, the country's official language. It is the language taught in schools and understood nationwide. However, half of the population (also) speaks a regional … [Read more...]

Italy Property Market: A Guide for Expats

  If you are considering a life in Italy then one of your first considerations will certainly be a place to call home.   Here are some tips to help you find your way through Italy property market, whether you are looking at buying or renting property in Italy.   Italy Property - Buy or Rent?   Expats are faced with the option of buying or renting property when they are moving to Italy.   Ultimately the decision to buy will be determined by the reason for your … [Read more...]

Everything you Should Know About Employment in Italy

  Gaining employment in Italy is certainly not without challenges for expats in Italy, but thorough research and realistic expectations can certainly help those intending to relocate to this Southern European country.   Job Opportunities in Italy   Italy's unemployment rate stands at 8.1% (as at May 2011), and although not as high as in the UK or US, expats living in Italy will find it difficult to secure a long term or permanent position. Those needing a work permit … [Read more...]

Are You Moving to Italy?

  Here is a guide about moving to Italy and an overview of the immigration process for those who choose for a new life in Italy, be it for retirement, work or study.   Moving to Italy - Residence Permits   EU nationals in possession of a valid travel identity document may stay in Italy for up to three months without any residence documentation.   All EU nationals staying in Italy for more than three months must register at the local immigration office with their ID, … [Read more...]

Italy Information and Tips about Moving to Italy

  If you are moving overseas there is a lot for you and your family to organise. Here you can find general information to help new expats in Italy get settled and get acquainted with the basics of life in Italy.     Relocating to Italy- Important Information Italy- Overview Visa Procedures Italian Customs Employment in Italy Italy Property Learn Italian   Keeping In Touch: Italy's Internet, Telephone and Television … [Read more...]

Italian Customs and Culture

  What you Should Know about Italian Culture before Moving to Italy   Before you make your move to Italy it helps to understand Italian customs, business etiquette in Italy and Italian traditions.   Knowing a little about what makes Italian people tick helps expats in Italy integrate better in to a new home country.   The Italian people are individualistic, traditional and proud and they demand respect and consideration from those they come in to contact with. The … [Read more...]