Relocating to Italy?

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy

Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy Welcome to the Italy Expat forum. This is the place to meet like minded expats that have made themselves a new Italian lifestyle. This forum is ideal for Expats that have moved to Italy and those planning a move.

Relocating to Italy?


Closed Thread
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2008, 08:21 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
czechpat is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Expat in italy.
Default Relocating to Italy?

I currently live in the Czech Republic, and since this country just joined the Schengen group, and I have permanent residency here, I've been mulling over the idea of making a change and moving to Italy. I have a business license here, so I'm not dependent on a company to provide me with a job.

How difficult is it for an American? How much Italian do I need to know? What is the cost of living (rent, food, etc.)? What is necessary for me to know to live there?

Thanks.

Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 31st January 2008, 09:20 PM
Bevdeforges's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: deepest, darkest Essonne
Posts: 47,683
Rep Power: 23359
Bevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond repute
10387 likes received
1504 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default

As an American, you're probably going to need a visa to set up residence in Italy. I'm not sure, but I don't think permanent residency transfers between Schengen states unless you've got an EU nationality.

You may want to check the website for the Italian Consulate in the US to find out what Italy's requirements are for a residence visa, and also for establishing a business license there.
Cheers,
Bev

Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 21st March 2008, 12:08 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 0
Nancy Beacham is on a distinguished road

Default

Where are you looking North or South? Expenses are pretty high in the north. I don't know how to compare it with where you are, but compared to the US, food and utilities , gasoline, and taxes are higher at least in the north. (Wine is much lower..) We are planning to move and have researched some of the cost of living stuff hoping we would save some $, but I think most things would cost the same or more. Health care is more reasonable but that is just becaue it is SO high here.

Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beginning the process of relocating to Italy...where do we begin? Steve&Bev Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy 18 5th July 2011 10:18 PM
?????? Relocating to Italy Any Help Would Be Great! VenusMommyD Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy 5 16th May 2009 03:46 PM
Please help, relocating to HK Kerri Other Asia 5 25th March 2009 03:21 PM
Thinking of relocating to Italy neilkay1974 Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy 2 29th March 2008 08:30 PM
Relocating mexigirl46 Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 1 6th January 2008 11:27 PM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.