An Expat Guide To Politics In Italy

Italy’s history stretches back all the way to the Roman Empire. In Italy, expats will find a rich cultural heritage that is evident even in the tiniest rural towns. Italian is the official language, but other languages such as Slovenian, German and French are also consider   more ...

An Expat Guide To The Permesso Di Soggiorno

What is Permesso Di Soggiorno?

This is a permit of stay not to be confused with an entry visa (which must be arranged separately if necessary and   more ...

An Expat Guide To Moving Your Pet To Italy

Are you planning on bringing your animale domestico with you to start your new life in Italy?

Before making your move, you will need to make   more ...

A Guide To Learning Conversational Italian

There are a myriad of options for those looking to gain proficiency certificates, skills in business language or go on to higher education.

But wha   more ...

Italy - Recommended Social Media Accounts

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we   more ...

Italy - Go to Italy and you will understand what 'la dolce vita' is all about. Ancient monuments and Renaissance masterpieces, opera and fashion, fast cars and food to die for, it's easy to see why so many love beautiful Italy from tip to toe.


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M. Elizabeth Evans, Florence

Who are you?

I read this initially as "how are you?" and was writing some "witty" response, "somewhere between a glass of wine and an institution." Then I realized I'd read the question wrong.

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Nancy Palmer, Tuscany

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I am a mom, a sister, a daughter and a friend.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

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Jasmine Mah, Bergamo

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My name is Jasmine, I'm a 27 year old born-and-bred Western Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta. I attended pharmacy school at the   more ...

Jessica Venture, Casarano

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I am a 27 year old new mom married to an Italian Special Forces helicopter pilot. I started blogging as a way to communicate w   more ...