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Life in Italy

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6 ways to beat the heat in Florence

If you can't get to the coast, make sure you change your way of life to cope with the heat this summer.

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How to manage mosquitoes this summer: a witty take on the biters

Here are 7 ways to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer in Florence.

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That deep breath: on moving to Florence

Moving to Florence means embracing the simple things like deep breaths and learning to respect the environment.

THINGS TO DO

Childcare in Florence

Here's our round-up of babysitting and childcare services in the city.

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A new visa scheme for digital nomads looks set to make moving to Italy easier

A new visa scheme has been announced for digital nomads to make it easier for workers to live and work in Italy.

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The Secondment Visa: entry in Italy outside the quotas

Visa for managers or highly specialized personnel of foreign companies with headquarters or representative offices in Italy.

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An alternative solution to reside in Italy: the Elective Residence visa

Are you a non-working non-EU citizen with adequate financial resources? The Elective residence visa may allow you to reside in Italy without working, benefitting from interesting tax advantages.

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Where to worship in Florence

Florence is filled with churches and religious centres to embrace all faiths. Here’s a round-up of English-speaking services. Agape Protestant United Church. Services at 4pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday ...

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Expats, it’s time to sort out your finances

As an expat in Italy, there are many challenges to setting up your new life, whether it’s finally getting your permesso di soggiorno or finding a suitable home. Amongst these ...

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Art as a spiritual experience

“The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it. Art is the transforming experience.” —Joseph Campbell, Reflections on the Art of Living     What is ...

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10 questions a foreign investor should ask himself before buying a farm or a property complex in Italy

If you are planning to spend your time “under the Italian sun,” by purchasing an agricultural property, and you want to maximize its architectural, historical, agricultural, and recreational value, below ...

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Yearning for Florence

I absolutely walk on the smooth flags of Florence for the mere pleasure of walking, and lie in its atmosphere for the mere pleasure of living. I hardly think there ...

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Florence’s Granaio dell’Abbondanza

  Once a grain store, then an army barracks and now a thriving co-working hub, conference centre, bar and restaurant, Florence’s Granaio dell’Abbondanza is abuzz with ideas and innovation managed ...

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How to live and work in Italy as a foreign business owner with the Italia Startup Visa

The Italia Startup Visa is an Italian government tool designed to attract innovative business owners and highly qualified workers to our country.   It introduces a bilingual, digital, centralized and ...

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How to enrol your kids in kindergarten in Florence

The second round of kindergarten enrollment in Comune di Firenze (City of Florence) schools will commence on May 3 and last until June 30. For parents who did not have ...

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Digital nomads in Italy: visas and tax incentives for remote workers

While the world of travel post-Covid 19 may look a bit different, most countries are beginning to reopen their borders. With the pandemic, the number of workers who do not ...

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Why should you create an innovative start-up in Tuscany?

Innovative start-ups are appearing throughout Tuscany. The Tuscan Region is strengthening innovation within the Tuscan entrepreneurial network by supporting the creation of new innovative enterprises, with particular attention to young ...

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Talk of the town: a new wave of podcasts

Engaging content within earshot we feel drawn to: the podcast climate in Florence has a renewed vibe.         “When you’re making a life for yourself in a ...

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Healthcare for UK Nationals living in Italy

Under the Withdrawal Agreement if you were living in Italy or moved here before January 1, 2021, your rights to access healthcare in Italy will stay the same, provided you ...

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Make like Dante: everything you need to write something epic

A legacy of 700 years may seem like a lot to live up to, but at least you can get started with the right tools to set you up for ...

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How to use Work for Equity for innovative startups and SMEs

From a study carried out by the Ministry of Economic Development in Italy – at the end of 2020 regarding the preceding year – the number of Innovative Start Ups ...

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Your questions answered: UK Nationals in Italy

The British Embassy in Rome answers some of the most frequently raised questions by UK nationals in Italy with the latest information on the Withdrawal Agreement and citizens’ rights.   ...

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Opening a new business in Italy

  Do you have a foreign company and want to open a new business in Italy?   A foreign company that wants to open a new business in Italy may ...

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Arts and crafts kits from Florence

Ever since the Renaissance, the city has been an epicentre of craftsmanship, its residents proud patrons of the arts. Leather, jewellery, textiles, marbled paper, perfume and many more trades have ...

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