Expat Resources


A Reading List for Italophiles

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 […]


Resources for Italian Expressions

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 […]

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To Learn the Language (and Not Sound Like an Idiot) Pt. 2

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 […]


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Visa Change: No Work Permits Required for 3 Month Stays

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 […]