Expat Resources


Not everyone can travel to Italy every year, or be in Italy whenever they want – so, for some, the next best thing is reading about Italy. Immersing oneself in a book about Italian culture or set in an Italian city can offer a delightful temporary escape – not to […]

A Reading List for Italophiles







To anyone who’s visited Italy, it’s probably not surprising that so many people fall in love with the culture and the country and want to move there. But picking up and moving to Italy can be a complicated proposition, especially since Italy became part of the European Union. That’s why […]

Sound Advice on Moving to Italy



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I’m a huge fan of Italian sayings, so I was very pleased to come across a few pages on the Moving2Italy2 blog that deal with Italian sayings and expressions. Each page is a collection of links to other websites, and each page is occasionally updated with more information, so they’re […]

Resources for Italian Expressions


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I’ve noted before that one of the struggles of learning a new language is going from being reasonably articulate in your native tongue to being reduced to childish phrases and half-sentences in your new language. Well, one of the blogs I’ve quoted before on this subject has another post about […]

To Learn the Language (and Not Sound Like an Idiot) ...




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Good news for anyone who’s looking for more time than a two-week vacation in Italy, but isn’t quite sure they want to become permanent residents: Foreigners can now live in Italy for study or work for up to three months without the dreaded stay permit (permesso di soggiorno). It’s not […]

Visa Change: No Work Permits Required for 3 Month Stays