Italy Resources

Live in Italy Without Breaking the Bank

When Jan Keshen retired from her teaching job last year, she celebrated by planning a three-month trip to Italy. She said being able to spend time seeing the country in-depth was a dream come true. “We’re not super-rich,” says Jan. But by staying in apartments and balancing longer stays in less expensive spots with a few hotel nights in cities, she and her husband struck an affordable balance...

An Insider’s Guide: Best Things to Do in Tuscany

Many guidebooks and websites are dedicated to Tuscany, one of Italy’s most famous regions. But most of them seem to focus on the same over-trod territory and highlight the “usual suspects” in terms of activities and sights. With that in mind, we are going to look at some fun and interesting alternatives for a trip to Italy’s most famous destination, to mix things...

Move to Italy and Enjoy La Dolce Vita (the Sweet Life)

There are many appealing reasons that inspire expats to move to Italy. The country has given us Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli. Pizza, gondolas and scarlet Ferraris. Opera, ice cream and Prada handbags. Who wouldn’t want to move to Italy, Europe’s most intriguing and seductive country? Just think of its warmth, style and wonderful food…

Italy Fact File

Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor Emmanuel II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito Mussolini established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy’s defeat...

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