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Settling In

 

Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more.
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 football. 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 employment opportunities. If your plan is to retire to Italy, you might be thinking in terms of a little  More...


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...


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