Moving to Italy

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Moving to Italy, living in Italy, Stay in ItalyExpats moving to Italy will almost certainly be seduced by this passionate country. The ardent soul of Italians and their ancient roots have hugely influenced European culture and politics, and inspired the world’s finest artists. For expats, Italy offers an attractive lifestyle, scenic beauty, simply incredible food and wines, strong family values and an unbridled passion for the good life.

Italians are fiercely proud of their country and show strong regional alliances. They’re also a nation with deep Roman Catholic roots that are entrenched in everyday culture and customs.

Italy has one of the best employment rates, 91.5 percent as of June 2010, in the world, though many expats will find the strict system of hierarchy present in the working world a force to be reckoned with.

As an expat moving to Italy, one would be hard pressed not to stop and enjoy the daily patterns of life such as the much-loved convention of Passegiata, an evening ritual where beautifully dressed couples and friends enjoy a gentle stroll through the main streets and piazzas of the old town. Just about every occasion in Italy is a reason to celebrate with good food, wine and a gathering of friends and family.

In a country that places so much emphasis on style, appearances are very important. For Italians, the way you dress can indicate your social status, your family’s background, and your level of education. This emphasis on 'Bella Figura' extends to your confidence and style, with the first impression you make on an Italian being a lasting one.

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