The Local’s goal is to give you all the news and essential information you need about Italy. Whether you are a foreign resident, a frequent visitor, someone with family in Italy or are planning a move to the country, our aim is to provide what you need.
Because The Local is staffed by people who have set up lives abroad, we have a keen understanding of the challenges our readers face and we work closely with our members in Italy to bring you the stories and practical tips that really matter.
The Local was founded in 2004 and we now have a team of dedicated journalists on the ground in nine countries. In 2018 we launched membership and in 2021 we were thrilled to reach a milestone of 50,000 paying members. This support means everything to us and makes us more determined than ever to continue investing in our award-winning independent journalism.
Karli is a British journalist and producer. She reported to the international press from the frontline of Italy’s Covid-19 pandemic and continues to cover the latest news and features on life in Italy and Europe.