Moving to Italy

Italy has a rich and fascinating history, with the most UNESCO world heritage sites of any country in the world. Ancient cities such as Rome, Naples and Florence are synonymous with iconic artists, architecture, culture and gastronomy.

Today, Italy offers a laid back way of life, with a great deal of emphasis on family and food and there is an established International community. The Italian national health service and public education system are both considered to be among the best in the world.

 

Italy remains the world’s eighth largest economy, with many thriving industries and multinational companies looking to employ expats. Italy also boasts one of the strongest economies in the world for small businesses and cooperatives. Interestingly, while Rome and Milan are the nation’s financial hubs, Italy’s startup scene is evenly dispersed throughout the country, with a growing number of innovative entrepreneurs.

 

Italy’s truly exceptional quality of life prompts many international families to consider relocating to one of the country’s beautiful, diverse regions. MumAbroad.com have put together a step-by-step relocation guide to help expats moving to Italy get started, with information on visas, the cost of living, healthcare and more.

Visas and Paperwork in Italy

Visas and Paperwork in Italy

The visas and paperwork required when moving to Italy will vary greatly depending on an Expat’s nationality and individual circumstances.

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The Cost of Living in Italy

The Cost of Living in Italy

The cost of living in Italy varies widely depending on your chosen location, with life in bigger cities being naturally more expensive than in quieter, rural parts of the country.

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Setting Up your Finances in Italy

Setting Up your Finances in Italy

Banking in Italy is accessible, modern and relatively straightforward for new customers, with many institutions for expats to choose from.

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Finding Somewhere to Live in Italy

Finding Somewhere to Live in Italy

Italy is home to a thriving rental market, with many people choosing to rent their home, particularly in the country’s larger cities. When moving to Italy, most international families find a home through a rental agency.

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Healthcare in Italy

Healthcare in Italy

Italy’s health service, the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale or SSN, is considered to be one of the best in Europe, with access to treatment and facilities for all Italian residents and citizens of the EU and a high standard of care.

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Education and Schools in Italy

Education and Schools in Italy

State education in Italy is considered to be of an excellent standard from pre-school to university and Italian schools are open and free for all.

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Other useful resources

 

English speaking jobs

www.thelocalit.com/jobs

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website

www.esteri.it/mae/en

 

Internations Italy

www.internations.org/italy-expats