Are you longing for la dolce vita? Do you have a dream of retiring in the land of your ancestors? Is a holiday home in Italy in your plans for the future? No matter who you are or why you came, if you are interested in Italy this is the place for you.
Where to start?
Most of the information you need may be found in our articles under "Getting Started" and "Living in Italy" in the top menu. Not everyone has the right to live, work or even only spend more than 90 days out of 180 in Italy. Being an EU citizen you have this right, and you may find that you can jump straight to the articles under Making the Move, or maybe you want to learn more about the Italian school and health systems for example. Go explore!
If you are not an EU citizen and wonder how you can legally spend an extended period of time in Italy, explore your visa options here. If you are looking into Italian citizenship, this is a good place to start. Here you will find a citizenship FAQ, information on citizenship through jure sanguinis, citizenship through marriage and much more.
Can't find the answer to your questions in our articles? Try searching the forum. There are many thousands of threads here, and most questions have been asked one or more times before. Still can't find your answer? Go ahead! Make a post! That's what the forum is about, anyway :) Remember to introduce yourself and let us know as much as possible about your situation so we'll be able to give you the best help we can. Just remember to follow our guidelines so this board can be a safe and friendly place for everybody!
The forum is also a great place to find friends in your area or elsewhere, or to get support and a helping hand when times are rough.
Welcome, we hope you'll like it here!