What to Say in a Job Interview in English

What to Say in a Job Interview in English

Getting a job can be difficult, especially if your interview is English! Let’s try and make things a bit easier! In this article we will look at some typical questions you might be asked in your inter...

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Moving to Milan brings excitement but also the challenge of adapting to a new language environment. This guide aims to provide insights and recommendations for those recently arrived in Milan and deal...

Codice Fiscale Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Codice Fiscale Guide: Everything You Need to Know

What Is a Codice Fiscale? A codice fiscale (fiscal code) is an essential Italian tax identification number, one of the key requirements for an Italian immigrant, among other things. It identifies fore...

The Benefits of Investing in Italian Real Estate

The Benefits of Investing in Italian Real Estate

Many are the qualities for which Italy is known around the world. Good food, art, fashion and, most of all, the so-called “dolce vita,” an expression that has already entered the world’s vocabulary an...

Obtaining Italian Citizenship

Obtaining Italian Citizenship

The Benefits of Becoming Italian The process of obtaining Italian nationality can take some time, but once obtained, it provides access to a range of benefits and rights as an Italian citizen, includi...

A Guide to Separation & Child Custody in Italy

A Guide to Separation & Child Custody in Italy

Family law in Italy is undergoing significant changes, recognizing the diverse needs of families going through separation. Courts are now open to solutions that benefit children, with the priority of ...

Rientro dei Cervelli – Tax Break for Foreigners

Rientro dei Cervelli – Tax Break for Foreigners

Taxes – such a small word yet it can produce such intense emotions in many. Knowing that they can be a sore spot for many, Italy’s decision to entice more people to return – or enter – Italy by offeri...

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

When one thinks of the south, images of oceans and refreshing cocktails coupled with the feeling of the sun on your skin spring to mind, right? Well, combine that with delicious food, stunning archite...

What to Do for Easter in Italy

What to Do for Easter in Italy

Easter is a Christian holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Generally, Easter in Italy is celebrated for two days: Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday). Even thou...

How-To Guide to Getting Married in Italy

How-To Guide to Getting Married in Italy

Italy is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings. When planning your dream wedding, you want it to be perfect. Just imagine a lakeside wedding at Lake Como or an intimate gathering ...

The Most Romantic Place in the World: Italy

The Most Romantic Place in the World: Italy

In a recent study, Italy was top among the most loving countries in the world. Although the study focused on love, romance and environment were deciding factors. Here , we explore the top reasons we t...

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

While we hope for a smooth experience during your time in Italy, it’s wise to be prepared for unexpected moments. Knowing how to communicate urgent needs in Italian can be invaluable. In this guide, w...

Italian Holidays

Italian Holidays

Moving to a new country has all sorts of novelties including a few new holidays to get used to. So before being the odd one racing to work on a day in which you could have stayed in bed, jot down thes...

What is a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

What is a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

If you are planning to move to Italy, you will find that there is a sea of bureaucracy to navigate. One item on the essentials list is a SPID ID. What is a SPID ID? SPID stands for Sistema Pubblico di...

Useful Contact Numbers in Italy

Useful Contact Numbers in Italy

Settling into a new country comes with its own set of challenges. We understand the importance of having quick access to essential services to make your transition smoother. We’ve put together a list ...

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Here we go again…the holidays!  For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it’s more of a mixed bag: holiday stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and ...

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

In 2009, Mexican artist Elina Chauvet introduced the powerful symbol of red shoes. Red shoes were initially intended as an art work that condemned femicide and the mistreatment of women. Since then, t...

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Christmas is a magical time of year that brings with it the joy and Christmas cheer of Christmas markets in regions of Italy. Italy is a country of romance and beautiful things, from its art to its cu...

Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

Like many aspects of living in Italy, driving a car requires navigating the country’s notoriously complex bureaucracy, as well as a few of its characteristic cultural peculiarities. In this article, w...

The Story of Saint Andrew

The Story of Saint Andrew

According to Christian tradition, Saint Andrew was born in 7 or 6 BC in Galilee. In 30 AD, Andrew and his brother Peter were summoned by Jesus to give up their trade as fishermen to become “fishers of...

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Italy, like many other countries, continues to adhere to the practice of Daylight Saving Time (DST), known in Italian as “Ora Solare.” DST involves the clock being set forward one hour in the spring a...

Traveling by Train in Italy

Traveling by Train in Italy

All aboard! Okay, so the train conductors do not actually shout those exact words, but the point has been made: hop on the trains to discover what Italy has to offer. Not only will you experience ease...

Balzare all’Occhio: Italian Style and Eyewear

Balzare all’Occhio: Italian Style and Eyewear

The Italian expression balzare all’occhio means to attract someone’s attention, to be noticeable. Italians are known for having a great sense of style, and their eyewear is no exception. Italy has a l...

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

The holidays are over and everyone is returning to work, school or whatever they were doing before the break. In most countries, it’s a pretty straightforward affair, but in Italy, it’s so traumatic t...

Italy: Are Rents Going Down?

Italy: Are Rents Going Down?

As many of the stories written about Italy often focus on doom and gloom, such as rising public debt, high unemployment, and an economy that is essentially struggling, I am often asked if this has aff...

How to Get a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

How to Get a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

If you are planning to move to Italy, you will find that there is a sea of bureaucracy to navigate. One item on the essentials list is a SPID ID. If you would like to know more about what a SPID Digit...

Dress Italian Style with these 7 items

Dress Italian Style with these 7 items

The key to Italian style is to strike a balance by incorporating bright colors without excess. Italians are known for their chic style, which is immediately recognizable. But how is it that they alway...

Driving in Italy: A Little Wisdom Goes A Long Way

Driving in Italy: A Little Wisdom Goes A Long Way

Sometimes, wisdom is simply having the good sense to just listen to valid information so that you can save yourself a lot of major issues and headaches. Let me explain: a few years ago, I relocated a ...

Italian Holiday: Ferragosto, August 15

Italian Holiday: Ferragosto, August 15

Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated on 15 August in all of Italy. It originates from Feriae Augusti, the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after the weeks of...

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

Renting a property in Italy can be an exciting and rewarding experience. From picturesque coastal towns to vibrant city centers, Italy offers a diverse range of rental opportunities for both locals an...

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