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  • Tax matters for American Expats in Italy

    Published September 29th, 2015 by Hugo Lesser
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    It’s hard not to fall in love with the delights of Italy, cultural, gastronomical, and architectural, the people, the countryside, the language… The whole package is an irresistibly heady offer, and it’s easy to see why expats flock to the land of Venice, Verdi, and vermicelli.

    Before you swoon with the sensual overload of your new Italian idyll though, it may be worth sparing a thought for the rather less exciting, though arguably more important issue, of… taxes!

    As an American living abroad, you are still liable to file a US tax return, and there are further, extra requirements placed on expats compared to Americans living in the States.

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  • John Henderson’s Top 3 Tips for Rome

    Published September 28th, 2015 by John Henderson
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    After 39 years as a sports, travel and food writer, John Henderson retired in January 2014 and moved to Rome. It was a one-way ticket.

    He picked up where he left off after living for 16 months in Rome from 2001-03 where he wrote a book about his life as an expat, “American Gladiator in Rome: Finding the Eternal Truth in the Infernal City.” He currently freelances for various websites, magazines and newspapers and writes a travel blog, Dog-Eared Passport, at www.johnhendersontravel.com . He has traveled to 98 countries and won’t stop exploring anytime soon. He was born, raised and educated in Eugene, Ore., and spent from 1990-2014 at The Denver Post.

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  • Where will you be September 18-20? Join us as #RomaRifiorisce with La Conserva della Neve!

    Published September 9th, 2015 by Jonathon Dominic Spada
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    Join us September 18-19-20 for the XIII Edition of La Conserva della Neve, the prestigious Flower and Plant Show & Expo held in the beautiful Villa Borghese – Parco dei Daini. Each day is full of exciting performances and presentations in addition to over 100 selected exhibitors from all over Italy and Europe who’ve come to Rome to show and sell their exceptional plants and products. Whether your an industry professional, a passionate gardener, or looking for something fun and informative to do with the kids, La Conserva della Neve has something for everyone! Tickets are €6/person, children under 12 are free; parking is available at the Villa Borghese garage with complimentary electric car service from the car park to the expo entrance.

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  • Insider Spotlight: Eleonora's Top 3 Tips for Italy

    Published September 7th, 2015 by Eleonora Baldwin
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    Ciao! My name is Eleonora Baldwin and I live in Rome, Italy. I was born in the U.S. and raised Italian, so that technically makes me a two-way expat.

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  • What is Ferragosto?

    Published August 15th, 2015 by Susie White
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    August 15th, The Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

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  • How much should you Tip in Italy?

    Published August 13th, 2015 by ErinAbroad
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    You’ve just enjoyed a delicious espresso at a cafe in Rome and hesitate when asking for the bill. Just how much should you tip in Italy?

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  • Unusual Things to See in Rome

    Published August 12th, 2015 by Elyssa
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    You’ve seen the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain. Have you seen the Magic Door? The hidden medieval synagogue in Trastevere, the French cannonball in the wall of a church?

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  • Expat Spotlight: Linda's Top 3 Tips for Italy

    Published August 10th, 2015 by Beehive
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    Linda and her husband Steve are Americans (now also Italians) who moved to Rome in 1999 with two very large cats and a Swiss army knife to start their hostel, The Beehive.

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  • A Road By Any Other Name: Naples Via Toledo

    Published July 16th, 2015 by Napoli Unplugged
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    It’s only 1.2 kms. long, stem to stern, but along the way you’ll find more than enough retail therapy to while away an afternoon, plenty of sights to savour and a ton of tasty treats to tantalise your tastebuds. At the southern end of Via Toledo find Caravaggio’s final work, the Martyrdom of Saint Ursula at Banca Commerciale Italiana’s Galleria d’Italia in the 17th-century Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano. Naples is home to two other Caravaggio’s: the Flagellation of Christ at the Capodimonte Museum and the Seven Works of Mercy at Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples Centro Storico district.

    At the northern end of Via Toledo, find one of the most beautiful presepe in the city, on display during the Christmas holidays at the San Nicola alla Carità Church. In between, noble palazzi, historic piazzas and ancient churches mix and mingle with retail stores and pastry, chocolate and ice cream shops while a band of street vendors hawk all manner of knock-off goods.

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  • Expat Spotlight: Elyssa’s Top 3 Tips for Rome

    Published July 3rd, 2015 by Elyssa
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    Originally from Gainesville, Florida (Go Gators!), Elyssa was living in Boston when she met future Roman husband, Alessandro while on a trip to Rome in 1997. Married in 1999, they moved back to Rome from the US in 2001 and have been running their customer-service oriented B&B since then. After years of helping thousands of visitors plan their visit to Rome and get the most out of it, Elyssa started publishing the website www.romewise.com.

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