Originally Posted by arran29
Are you saying that once all the above paperwork is completed in Italy,having first traveled on a family spousal visa issued by the Italian consulate here in the US, my husband is allowed to actually work in Italy?
Certainly! Directive 2004/38/EC gives to spouses and family members of EU citizens the right to move and reside in any of the countries who belong to the European Economic Area. That includes the right to work as well.
To have a better knowledge of your rights under EU law, I suggest you to download and read carefully the guide to Directive 2004/38
published by the European Union.