Articles about Italy

There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move to Italy a little easier.

Renovating a home in Italy: An expat's story

Renovating a home can be challenging at the best of times, but it can be an even more daunting task when doing it as an expat in a foreign country. Read Elisa's story of renovating a turn-of-the-century apartment in Southern Tuscany.

Moving to Italy with a special-needs child

There is no denying that moving overseas is challenging, but for parents of children with special needs, relocating to a new country can seem impossible. One expats shares her experience of moving to Italy with a special-needs child.

Getting a permit to live in Italy - one American's struggle

Some expats have the luxury of having a relocation company organise their international move. Others aren't so lucky, and for a few of these people getting a visa to live in a foreign country is a real challenge. Read Jessica Spiegel's story.

Learning Italian in Rome

Anyone who has holidayed in Italy will be familiar with the way the locals interact with tourists who speak Italian. While English is widely taught in schools, most Italians prefer not to speak it in their home country. For expats, a basic knowledge of Italian can really impact their experience in the country. Find out more about the importance of learning to speak Italian in Italy.