Expert Info

Posted by sofiegee
on 31 Oct 2016
Hi Me and my boyfriend are looking into renting an apartment for a year or more. We have just arrived in Rome and will start our own business. Do we need any type of social security number or such before we can sign a contract?
Meagan on 2 Nov 2016
Hey Sofie,

Yes, you'll need to get hold of a tax number (codice fiscale) for just about anything requiring paperwork in Italy, including renting an apartment, opening a bank account, etc. You can apply for a codice fiscale in advance at your local Italian embassy/consulate (which will be one less thing to worry about when you get to Italy) or at a tax office in Italy.

The Expat Arrivals page on Accommodation in Italy goes into quite a lot of detail on kinds of rental contracts and outlines the process of renting an apartment, which you might find useful.

Best of luck with your move!

Cheers,
Meagan
Anonymous (not verified) on 30 Jan 2017
looking for long term rental 2 bedroom apartment near u.s. embassy in Rome