Explore our

Category: Life in Italy

Immigration

Retire in Calabria in Italy

Italy’s southern region of Calabria is the toe of the Italian boot, a peninsula surrounded by the incredible Tyrrhenian Sea on the west coast, the Ionian Sea on the east, and separated from Sicily by the small Strait of Messina, itself steeped in both history and myth. Who Qualifies to Retire in Calabria, Italy While

Read More »
Gran Sasso in Abruzzo Italy | Retire in Abruzzo
Immigration

Retire in Abruzzo in Italy

Abruzzo is in the center of Italy, a mere 31 miles from Rome, though historically it has been considered a part of southern Italy both politically and culturally. Its eastern coast is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, with Le Marche to the north, Lazio to the west, and Molise to the south. Living in Abruzzo

Read More »
Italian public holidays
Life in Italy

Public Holidays in Italy

Public Holidays are certain days throughout the years where national and local activities are reduced, and they are alternated by working days. Italian public holidays are affected by the Christian heritage, the Roman heritage, and Italian history. The weekly holiday is placed on each Sunday, in accordance to the Christian heritage; furthermore, Italy has 12

Read More »
Internet in Italy
Life in Italy

Internet setup in Italy

Italy ranks at the bottom of the EU charts for Internet speed. However the situation is greatly improving thanks to the various government’s commitment to increase the broadband available in Italy, as well as connect even remote villages to the optical fiber network. Let’s find out how the Internet service works in Italy and how

Read More »
electricity in Italy
Life in Italy

Electricity in Italy

Italy switched from monopoly to free market for electricity in 1999; 37 years after the creation of Enel (Energia Elettrica), the national monopoly company was subject to competition and therefore it battles with other suppliers to provide the electricity to Italian households and companies. The standard electricity supply is 220 Volts (V), 50 Hertz (Hz).

Read More »
SPID
Life in Italy

SPID

SPID stands for Sistema Pubblico Identità Digitale. This is the public system of digital ID provided to citizens of Italy, and this marks an attempt of the Italian public office system to move to digital access to its services and databases. This system is very similar to the Estonian digital ID one. The SPID is

Read More »
water supply in Italy
Life in Italy

Water supply in Italy

Every house needs a water supply to provide for the most basic human needs. Italy has a wide network of potable water in all of its households scattered throughout Italy, and it also ranks very high in the potable water index, meaning that individuals can consume tap water with no restrictions. The Italian water system

Read More »
schooling and education in italy
Life in Italy

Schooling & Education in Italy

The Italian schooling and education system starts from kindergarten up to secondary education. Italy has a mandatory education requirement for pupils aged from 6 to 16 years of age, which includes: 5 years of elementary school;3 years of middle school;2 years of secondary school. Let’s find out Early Childhood Education and Care – ECEC Italy

Read More »
Italy property for lease
Life in Italy

How to rent a property in Italy

Renting a property as an expat is quite difficult for a few reasons. Firstly, you are likely to be new to the country and not used to the Italian real estate market; secondly, you might not speak the language that well, and finally you are going through the whole relocation process where finding a property

Read More »
Metric to imperial
Life in Italy

Italy conversion chart

Italy adopts the metric system as its main measurement system. If your country has a different measurement system, the following charts come very handy. Imperial/US to Metric: Length 1 foot2.54 centimetres1 foot0.3048 metre1 yard0.9144 metre1 mile1.60934 Kilometres1 nautical mile1852 metres Metric to Imperial/US: Length 1 centimetre0.3937 in1 metre1.0936 yd / 3.38 ft / 39.37 in1

Read More »
Scroll to Top

Join us for
amazing
content

Joing our mailing and receive at your mailbox our amazing real estate opportunities, services updates and the latest news.