European Union citizens who want to live in Italy do not need a visa. Part of the EU community, they are entitled to free movement across any EU country. However, EU citizens must still apply for residency in Italy. In a way, this is a bit of a formality, because EU citizens are guaranteed residency, […]
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Practical Information, Public Transportation, Rome
Fiumicino Airport to Rome: How to Get from FCO to the City Center
Every way to travel between Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Rome, including taxi rates, private transfers, buses, and trains.
It was only in 2017 that I stumbled (clawed) my way into registering for the Italian public health system. But for nearly 7 years, I always preferred to find an English speaking doctor in Rome. Even as you potentially come to grips with a new language, there are certain moments when you do not want […]
Planning to get around Rome using public transportation? Become familiar with how to use the Rome metro system, with its tickets, hours and maps.
The single most difficult thing I had to do before moving to Italy was not the visa or the application to graduate school – it was finding an apartment in Rome. Trying to understand the rental market and move into your dream home is difficult in any new city. However, that challenge can be made […]
Italy is one of the healthiest countries in the world, with an average life expectancy that far outranks some of its neighbors. While no system is perfect, part of the reason that Italy is super healthy has to do with its national healthcare system. Known as the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), the national health service […]
Get ready to arrive in style with these flight fashion tips.
Expat Life, Practical Information
How to Get to the Questura di Roma (Ufficio Immigrazione, Via Teofilo Patini)
So you have applied for your permesso di soggiorno. All the documents, photocopies, and paid stamps have been submitted to the post office – and in return, you’ve been given two receipts stapled to a flimsy piece of printer paper. The paper, which looks like it was printed in the 1980s, indicates the date and […]