How do I move to Italy? Here’s how to start a life in Italy

Really there are two questions you might want to ask- How do I move to Italy? And How can I stay in Italy indefinitely? You might think they go hand in hand, but really moving to Italy is all about what is the best visa for you to get, and staying in Italy leads toContinue reading “How do I move to Italy? Here’s how to start a life in Italy”

Cost of Living in Italy: Bills & Living Expenses in Italy

Ready for part two of our cost of living in Italy series? If you missed it, part one talks about renting in Italy and the various things to consider when setting a budget. Now it is time to talk about your monthly bills and living expenses such as groceries, gas, and all the odds andContinue reading “Cost of Living in Italy: Bills & Living Expenses in Italy”

Cost of Living in Italy: Renting in Italy

The real cost of living in Italy can be hard to define as we all have so different lifestyles, and the cost can truly vary drastically from region to region, city to city. Rather than give a soft overview of what I pay (I have talked about this on IG quite a bit) I wantedContinue reading “Cost of Living in Italy: Renting in Italy”

A (very brief) Intro to the Camorra

You probably are familiar with the Camorra from Gomorra, both the series and book by Roberto Saviano. The Camorra are one of the main mafie of Italian organized crime groups, primarily working in the region of Campania. Though now they are scattered around the world. While the original book Gomorra was a journalistic view ofContinue reading “A (very brief) Intro to the Camorra”

The Italian Elective Residency Visa

Another alternative for moving to Italy is to take advantage of the Italian Elective Residency Visa. This is the ideal option if you are looking to move to Italy when you retire, or if you have been living comfortably, relaxed, and letting your business do its thing. The key thing about this visa is itsContinue reading “The Italian Elective Residency Visa”

Driving in Italy- Getting an Italian Driver’s License

Once you have settled a little more in Italy, have your residence, permesso di soggiorno, and your tessera sanitaria and doc figured out, you might want to look into getting a driver’s license. To be clear – if you are an American you can use an international driver’s license for your first year in Italy,Continue reading “Driving in Italy- Getting an Italian Driver’s License”

The best of Italy’s Christmas traditions

Let’s be clear, Christmas season in Italy doesn’t mean just the 24th and 25th of December. No, In fact the best of Italy’s Christmas Traditions span a whole month, from December 8th and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to January 6th and Befana. Panettone My favorite of Italy’s Christmas traditions holiday tradition, the panettone. ButContinue reading “The best of Italy’s Christmas traditions”