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  • Transfering your residency to Italy?

    Published May 18th by Tax Services and Consultancy
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    Italy has traditionally been a top tourist destination due to its culture, history, food and climate. As a result of the new Financial Law of 2017 (“legge di bilancio 2017”) for the purpose of attracting not only tourists but also high wealth individuals in this beautiful country, the government has introduced an optional preferential tax regime (“flat tax”) in favor of physical persons wishing to transfer their residency to our country.

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  • AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED FRIENDS.

    Published March 15th by Giselle Stafford
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    • CALLING ALL FOLK NEAR AND FAR! WE HAVE STUNNING DONATIONS READY FOR YOU TO VIEW AND BID ON! *

    This upcoming Auction is to raise enough money to pay for a temporary home for our friends Mark and Sarah.

    Save the Date! Sunday 19th March at 9 am Italy time! Running for one full week and ending on Sunday 26th March at 11.30 pm Italy time.

    Sarah and Mark work tirelessly to help the affected pets and farm animals from the devastating earthquakes around Amatrice, Italy last year. Tragically, their home was also very badly damaged in the second wave of earthquakes in late October and has been declared uninhabitable. We desperately want to help them to raise the money to have temporary accommodation near their home. Having a base will enable them to continue to help the animals more easily.

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  • Photographing An American-Italian Wedding Abroad

    Published February 8th by ErinAbroad
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    In September, I went to the wedding of a childhood friend in Italy. Never would I have thought that my friend Maria, from rural California where we played in creeks and rode horses, would be marrying an Italian man in the high fashion streets of Milan.

    A day before the wedding, I learned I would be one of the wedding photographers since there would not be an official photographer. It’s a good thing I enjoy photography and have a good camera!

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  • Why I Studied a Second Language

    Published May 23rd by Gina
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    The benefits of bilingualism are proven. Studies show that knowing two or more languages makes us smarter, protects us from Alzheimer’s disease and allows the brain to look at things in a fresh way.

    Of course none of those perfectly reasonable factors are what pushed me to study Italian.

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  • Why Choose an International School?

    Published January 19th by PSS International Removals
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    When you move your family to a new country, choosing the right schools for your children can be one of the most difficult tasks. Learning about an unfamiliar education system and finding answers to your questions can be tricky, especially if there’s a language barrier.

    Many countries allow expats access to school places within their own state system, but another option to consider is sending your child to an International School.

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  • Learning the Local Language

    Published January 10th by ErinAbroad
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    When you become an expat, you have a lot to learn. Not only are you confronted with an unfamiliar location with its own environment, climate, culture, and people, but most likely a different language, too. If you are not fluent in the local language, you might end up feeling like an outsider. Listening to a conversation, you feel like you’re watching a movie without any sound: you might get the gist of what is going on around you, but you don’t understand everything.

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  • Non ci sono problemi! - No problem!

    Published December 24th, 2016 by Stef Smulders
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    In 2008 we moved to Italy and bought a house to start our B&B Villa I Due Padroni. This post tells how we found the house, an adventure on its own …

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  • Dating in Rome

    Published December 12th, 2016 by John Henderson
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    If “Roman Holiday” dealt with true romance in Rome, the scene would have Peck ogling another woman on the sidewalk, Hepburn performing a fair imitation of the Heimlich maneuver and Peck careening his scooter right into the Trevi Fountain. They’d surface scratching and screaming, two soaked, soon-to-be ex-lovers wondering why they keep putting up with each other.

    John Henderson shares what he has learned about dating in Rome.

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  • Thanksgiving in the Etruscan Countryside

    Published November 30th, 2016 by Susie White
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    Americans living in Italy, no matter our differences, seem to have one thing in common: we all miss Thanksgiving. Our Italian friends are also quite fascinated by our holiday and all of the incredible (and unusual to them) foods and recipes we prepare. Since the fourth Thursday of November (for some very odd reason, wink wink) isn’t a holiday in Italy, I’d say most of us who actually do celebrate Thanksgiving, do so on the weekend.

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  • A Californian Native Experiences an Earthquake in Italy

    Published November 15th, 2016 by Evelin Gutierrez
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    I didn’t know what it meant to feel an earthquake on foreign soil. As a Californian, earthquakes happen regularly. You can say I am used to seismic activity but in Italy I have come to understand there is a massive difference and risk.

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