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How not to buy a house in Italy: the top mistakes to avoid
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How not to buy a house in Italy: the top mistakes to avoid

So you've found your dream home in Italy and you're ready to make an offer? Here are a few pointers on what you definitely shouldn't do next.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Grisly gladiator fresco discovered in tavern at Pompeii

Grisly gladiator fresco discovered in tavern at Pompeii

A vivid fresco depicting a gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles, gushing blood, has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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Palazzi, a convent and a lighthouse: the state properties Italy is auctioning off
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Palazzi, a convent and a lighthouse: the state properties Italy is auctioning off

Fancy snapping up a villa in Florence or a palazzo in Piacenza? Or something a bit more unusual? Here's what the Italian government is putting up for sale.

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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Healthcare after Brexit: What do Brits living in Italy need to do?

Healthcare after Brexit: What do Brits living in Italy need to do?

After the British government this week urged UK nationals resident in Italy to "check their access" to healthcare, we look at what that actually means.

Italian expression of the day: 'Porca miseria'
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Italian expression of the day: 'Porca miseria'

Memorize this expression for when learning Italian gets all too frustrating.

The 16 bridges you simply have to cross in Italy

The 16 bridges you simply have to cross in Italy

From the old to the new, and the beautiful to the quirky... these are the 16 bridges in Italy you should try to cross at least once in your life.

The very best Italian towns to move to - according to people who live in them
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The very best Italian towns to move to - according to people who live in them

Where do you begin your search for the perfect Italian town to call home? By talking to those who've already made the move, of course.

Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

An Italian court has blocked the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's famed Vitruvian Man sketch to the Louvre in Paris, ahead of an exibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

Emergency in Italy: Who to call and what to say

Emergency in Italy: Who to call and what to say

Here are the key emergency numbers in Italy that hopefully you'll never need to call.

How to make Pugliese green beans in tomato sauce

How to make Pugliese green beans in tomato sauce

Try this quick and easy recipe from southern Italy for a healthy side dish or tasty pasta sauce.

Berlin S-Bahn set to introduce new 'express trains' for commuters

Berlin S-Bahn set to introduce new 'express trains' for commuters

Staring on December 15th, passengers on Berlin’s S-Bahn may see their transportation time reduced.

 

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How safe is living in the Italian countryside?
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How safe is living in the Italian countryside?

How concerned should you be about burglaries out in the Italian countryside? The Local's readers weigh in.

Italy votes to cut number of MPs and senators by more than a third

Italy votes to cut number of MPs and senators by more than a third

Italy's parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve slashing the number of lawmakers in new constitutional reforms.

Italy to seek special EU status for disadvantaged south

Italy to seek special EU status for disadvantaged south

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he would ask the European Commission to give Italy's poorer south special status to help boost employment and tackle organized crime.

15 photos that will get you excited about autumn in Italy

15 photos that will get you excited about autumn in Italy

Autumn might be slower to come to Italy than to cooler climes, but when it does get here it's beautiful.

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

An innovative hydroponics farm in Tuscany is producing vegetables that don't rely on low-paid labour, use less water, don't need pesticides and – it's claimed – taste better too.

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

'We have to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums,' said FIFA president Gianni Infantino after yet another incident of racist chanting at a Serie A match.