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Living in Italy guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Italy with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information

Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Planning to move to Italy? Here is how to travel to Italy including requirements about visas, healthcare, and driving.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Our expat guide to applying for a residence permit in Italy including different types of permits, who needs to apply for one, and timing.

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  • How to apply for a long-term Italian visa (Visa D) including different forms of visa - working, seasonal, residential, self-employed, start-up, student.

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  • How to apply for a short-term Italian visa (Schengen Uniform Visa or Visa C), including details on who needs to apply for one, how to apply, etc.

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  • For all those of you thinking of visiting Italy for one reason or another here are a few things to know about visas in Italy

    Article written by Baxx

Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Our expat guide to applying for a job in Italy, including how to find work, how to write an application letter, and how to write a CV.

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  • Our guide to working in Italy, including essential information on the Labour Market, documents you will need, and employee benefits and entitlements.

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  • Our guide to the Labour Market in Italy, including popular industries, how to find work, and information on where to find a job in Italy.

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  • Our expat guide to setting up a business in Italy, including types of business structure, details on how to set up the business, and general requirements.

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  • Our expat guide on how to find an internship, what you will need to start an internship, and regulations around internships and work experience in Italy.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Our expat guide to buying a property in Italy, including details of legal requirements, how to find a property, and the process for buying one.

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  • Our expat guide to finding accommodation in Italy, including types of accommodation, how to rent a property and how to buy a property in Italy.

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  • Our expat guide to finding accommodation in Rome, including information on neighbourhoods in Rome, types of property available, how to find a property.

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  • Our expat guide to finding accommodation in Milan, including information on areas in Milan, how to find a property in Milan, and how to rent a property.

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  • Our expat guide to finding accommodation in Florence, including information on certain areas in Florence, and how to rent and buy property.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • Our expat guide to the education system in Italy, with details of primary school, lower secondary school, and upper secondary school.

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  • Our expat guide to studying in Italy, including how to choose a university, how to apply for a university, and information on grants, scholarships and visa

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  • Learning to speak Italian: useful tips to help you learn ans study italian.

    Article written by lmarmstrong66
  • About learning Italian the easy way... It is an article I wrote for my blog last year.

    Article written by theitalianspecialist

Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Our guide to healthcare in Italy, including details on the National Health Service, Health insurance providers, how to find a doctor and emergency care.

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  • I can finally learn how to ski and have the peace of mind that if I break my leg I won't also break the bank! I just got my Servizio Sanitario!

    Article written by lmarmstrong66

Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • Our expat guide to opening a bank account in Italy including process, types of bank account, popular banks, and information on fees and rates.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Our expat guide to income tax in Italy, including income tax brackets, income tax reduction and credits, and how to pay income tax if you are self-employed

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  • Our guide to corporate tax in Italy, including details on different types of companies, employee contributions and value-added tax.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Our expat guide to travelling around Italy by bus, coach, train, car, taxi and bicycle. Here is all that you need to know about transport in Italy.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Our expat guide to driving in Italy with details on how to learn to drive, how to obtain a license and examinations in Italy.

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  • Our expat guide to driving in Italy, including information about insurance, rules and regulations, speed limits, and parking.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • How to move to Italy with your pet, including details on correct documentation, the procedure, and how to ensure your pet doesn’t go into quarantine.

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  • You are advised to hire international removal experts if you have decided to settle in Italy. They will take care of related formalities on your behalf.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office

Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Our expat guide to to leisure activities in Rome, including key museums, parks, opera, bars, and nightlife in the Italian capital city.

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  • Our expat guide to leisure activities in Milan, including key museums, parks, opera, bars and nightlife in this big Italian city.

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  • Our expat guide to leisure activities in Turin, including key museums, parks, opera, bars, and nightlife in Turin.

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  • If you're planning to move to Italy with your family, discover our expat guide on childcare in Italy and information on nurseries and preschools in Italy.

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  • The Oltrepo Pavese is the largest wine producing area of Lombardy in the North of Italy, but is also virtually unknown abroad. This is a pity as the landscape is beautiful, the people are kind, the food is authentic and there are lots of possibilities for walking, hiking, cycling and sight-seeing.

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