Life in Italy

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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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Mental health services in Florence

If you're feeling low, reach out to one of Florence's many English-speaking therapists.

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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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For gentlemen only: Mondial 1908

Gentlemen with a longing to look their best this holiday season need seek no more. Nestled along borgo San Jacopo, a flick of a blade away from the Ponte Vecchio, ...

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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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The Jewish Community of Florence: from kindergarten to care home

    Freshly baked challah has been carefully wrapped in individual paper packages and arranged in a wicker basket by the entrance into the Jewish Community of Florence. While the ...

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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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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

CINEMA/ River to River Florence Indian Film Festival 20th anniversary May 14-15       The River to River Florence Indian Film Festival marks its 20th anniversary with a special ...

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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

Don’t miss: 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 ...

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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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At the Questura: obtaining a biometric residence document for UK nationals

Memories of a visit to the Florence police headquarters in 2002 involve shouting, crying and a muscular guy being manhandled off the premises. Yesterday, calm and the occasional pigeon pervaded ...

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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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Supporting UK nationals obtaining residency in Italy: IOM

  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides information and support to UK nationals living in Italy who may find it harder to complete their residency applications, in order to ...

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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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Superbonus 110%: also for non-Italian citizens

One of the innovative acts (DL n.34 of 19/05/2020), approved by the Italian Parliament in 2020, is the “Superbonus 110%”. It is a 110% tax credit of the expenditure made ...

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Work from anywhere, work from Florence

After my seventh month of lockdown life, the routine of work from home, eat, sleep and repeat was beginning to pall and I found myself craving some fresh inspiration. London ...

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