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Life in Italy offers so much – from one of the world’s most beautiful languages, to a globally-renowned cuisine and breathtaking scenery. But to someone not originally from Italy, there can be obstacles to enjoying all the country has to offer.
Which is where we come in.
Whether you’re an international resident in Italy, trying to understand the culture and customs of your new home so that you can feel more at home, or an admirer of Italy from afar, looking to improve your language skills for the next time you visit, we are here to help.
With a membership to The Local Italy, you will receive unlimited access to all of the coverage we produce – from the latest breaking news stories, to the cultural explainers and language guides that will help you to navigate Italy like a local.
You will also be part of a community of other Italy enthusiasts, a wealth of advice and experiences that can help you on your journey, and whose questions and concerns inform the stories that we write about.
The Local exists to make Italy available to all – from those who live in the country but are still getting to know the culture, to those whose passion for Italian culture is their main hobby.
We are a team of international residents ourselves, who started in 2004 with an email newsletter and a desire to translate the news into a language we could understand. We know the ups and downs of international life and have funneled all of these lessons and experiences into countless how-to guides and explainer articles, all designed to make your life easier.
We are award-winning journalists, who don’t settle for just making the news accessible to English-speaking internationals. Having a team of journalists spread over nine European countries, there are a lot of viewpoints to draw from, and we think this makes for articles with a perspective unique from anything else you’ll find..
Our role is to serve our readers and give you a voice by listening to your stories and covering the issues you raise.
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