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Within the ‘Settling In’ section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property
and/or living in Italy.
Sports and Pastimes in Italy
One would not have even to live in Italy in order to be able to hazard a
guess that the most popular national sport here, and by a hefty margin, is
Il calcio is honoured rigorously and faithfully from preschool-age
kickabouts in the streets and piazzas, through to the many enthusiastic
amateur games (the youthful and the not so youthful) that are held
throughout the country on most nights of the week.
Most Italian males (and a reasonable proportion of More...
Italian police and expats
When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take
the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and
can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week, Kirsty
Lowe of the Italy Buying Guide provides an insight into law
enforcement and policing in Italy and provides some need-to-know
background on the most important areas of the law...
Italian law enforcement in Italy is split into six different More...
Working in Italy
Beginning your job search when looking for work in Italy can seem
like a daunting task, especially given the current economic climate. This
week, Kirsty Lowe of the Italy Buying Guide provides an
insight into the type of work available, tips on how to find work and how
to increase your chances of finding employment by looking for the right
If your plan is to retire to Italy, you might be thinking in terms of a
Healthcare in Italy: Part One
Healthcare is one of the most important things to establish when moving
abroad; but for us Brits, used as we are to the generosity and availability
of the NHS, it is often not given the consideration it requires when we are
out of the country. Think of those horror stories of holidaymakers, who
having decided to save a few pounds by not taking out travel insurance,
then find themselves in severe difficulties when serious health problems
arise or accidents occur.
You will More...
Internet, telephone and television in Italy
As you may expect, internet connections in Italy are often slower than we
would like, and more difficult to obtain in rural areas than in the larger
towns and cities. Many of the mobile phone companies offer an internet
option in the shape of a USB key, but again, that option is often not
available in rural areas and can prove slow and expensive.
You may be able to find a communications company in your area that has set
up a system of satellite internet connection. If you opt More...