Expat Italy News

Latest 10 news items tagged Italy

10 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Brit retirees favour Italy for its choice of idyllic locations

Italy has traditionally been highly popular with British retirees wanting to combine spectacular scenery, great food and wine and relief from the UK’s miserable weather. Expat property hunters have an amazing choice of location, whether it’s beachside, lakeside, in fertile valleys or rustic villages or even in the heart of ancient towns founded centuries ago. However, like all lifestyle changes, your retirement dream needs careful thought and preparation, including gathering information on the process of property purchase....
10 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Best Aussie enclaves in expat destinations

The Australian diaspora is one of the expat world’s most impressive, with at least a million Aussies living and working outside the home country at any given time. Adventurous as Oz expats undoubtedly are, there’s still the human need to be with like-minded souls, thus creating enclaves of Australian nationals in diverse locations across the world. Just under 50 per cent of wandering Aussies head for Europe, and some 24 per cent of those already overseas are gravitating towards Asia as their next stop on the expat trail. For...
6 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expatriate group coalition slams UK government over lack of communication

Spokespersons for a coalition of 12 UK expat groups have accused the British government of misleading parliament over efforts to protect the post-Brexit rights of British nationals settled in EU countries. A coalition of 12 campaign bodies representing UK expats across Europe is condemning the British government for lying about having been in contact with the groups. The UK government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) claims it’s engaging with expatriate groups, but campaign founders deny having been approached...
27 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Protest groups lobby peers before Brexit amendment debate

UK expats in Europe have been urged to lobby members of the House Of Lords over an amendment to the proposed Brexit Bill. The amendment is due to be debated this week in the British parliament’s Upper House, with its aim the protection of the rights of Britons living in EU member states. It demands that, before Brexit is triggered by the activating of Article 50, the UK must guarantee all rights of EEA nationals now in the UK as well as prioritising an early negotiated agreement preserving the rights of UK expats living in the EEA...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Spain concentrating on wealthy investors to replace UK expats

Serious concerns about their post-Brexit positions in Spain are forcing an increasing number of UK expats to sell their homes and relocate. The double whammy of Brexit and the falling sterling exchange rate is resulting in many UK expats being forced to give up their chosen lifestyles and sell their Spanish homes. Since the referendum result was announced, rreal estate agents have enjoyed a bonanza, with sales in Malaga up by 16.5 per cent and record numbers of completed transactions on the Costa del Sol. Driving the rush to...
3 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Italy opens doors to wealthy post Brexit expats

In a response to the probable realities of Britain’s exit from the EU, Italy is offering hi-so Britishers tax-free status as residents. Soon after Portugal put in a claim as a haven for wealthy Brit professionals and loadsamoneyed retirees, Italy has joined the rush to provide tax-friendly destinations for disenchanted Britons fleeing a post-Brexit disaster zone. Italy’s offer only applies to the few who can meet its strict criteria, but includes Italians as well as nationals of any foreign country. Candidates must have lived...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Huge increase in US expat destination searches since Trump election

A massive 105 per cent jump in searches for expat destinations by US citizens seems to confirm anti-Trump voters’ determination to leave the USA. InternationalLiving.com is one of the most popular websites for information about emigration, with more than a million would-be expats every month logging on to compare destinations. According to the company, demand for its services rose by an incredible 105 per cent between Trump’s election and his inauguration. A spokesperson for the website confirmed that, even prior to the...
18 Jan at 6 PM 2017

US expats across Europe to hold Womens Marches against Trump

Inspired by the upcoming massive Womens’ March in Washington scheduled for the day after the inauguration, expat US citizens across Europe are holding their own versions. Spanish marches are being held in Madrid, Barcelona, Grenada and Valencia, beginning with Inauguration Day protests in Valencia and Madrid. Barcelona and Grenada’s Womens’ Marches will take place a day later, with all the protests forming part of almost 400 ‘Sister Marches’ happening across the globe. The Valencia expat community are also calling for a...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Lifestyle changes for expats in Italy

Italy’s ancient culture is one of the many reasons why it’s popular with long-stay expats, but living the Italian dream can result in serious lifestyle changes. Italy is a draw for many would-be expats disenchanted with their countries of origin, with its milder weather, ancient history, wealth of delicious foods and laidback lifestyle all contributing to its appeal. Tuscany is a favourite for UK nationals, although many other regions including Sicily have their fair share of expatriate residents. One thing’s certain, expats...
21 Dec at 6 PM 2016

Four expat destinations best avoided

Would-be expats face a huge choice of places to hang their hats but, in some, all is not as it seems. Getting away from the familiar and embracing the new is a challenge familiar to hundreds of thousands of expats from many Western countries, but how does the average expat make sure what they’re seeing on their reconnaissance trip is what they’ll actually get? Retiring overseas isn’t for fun, it’s for life, and checking the bad before embracing the good is essential. It’s true to say that every country has its darker...