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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 16th, 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 13th, 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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  • Moving to another EU country from the UK

    Published June 25th, 2015 by PSS International Removals
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    The expansion of the European Union over the last ten or 15 years has brought with it a significant shift in European attitudes towards emigration from the UK.
    Whereas most immigration in continental Europe has traditionally been focussed on lifestyle-rich countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, the expansion of the EU has meant that many UK citizens interested in emigrating within the European Union as opposed to long-haul, especially those born in other EU countries, have moved where they can find employment.

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  • Municipal taxes concerning Italian properties

    Published June 24th, 2015 by detulliolaw
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    Starting from year 2014, the new Municipal tax is called IUC (Single Municipal tax).
    It consists of three separate taxes, more specifically:

    - IMU: tax on possession of real estate assets. This does not apply anymore to properties where the owner sets his main residence.
    - TASI: is the tax financing the services provided by local administrations (such us public lighting, maintenance of roads etc). It is connected with possession, under any legal title, of Italian properties.
    - TARI: is the tax concerning waste management; This is due by any individual occupying or simply using a property which could potentially produce wastes.

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