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Road Rules in Italy

It is easy to be the victim of miscommunication in Italy, but mistakes made on the road can have severe consequences. John Moretti discusses street signs, traffic lights, and what Italian drivers mean when they flash their headlights.

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Housing in Italy: Renting vs. Buying

Renting or buying property, like a house or a condo, is the essence of living abroad—it’s what separates you from the tourists who are just visiting. Italy expert John Moretti covers the upsides and downsides of long-term housing options in Italy.

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Benessere: The Art of Feeling Good in Italy

Italians are on a perpetual crusade for both comfort and beauty. From eating right to keeping stress at a minimum, author John Moretti shares how Italy’s residents achieve the ideal state of mind and body.

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Want to Move to Italy? Plan a Fact-Finding Trip

Author John Moretti prepares those looking to live abroad in Italy with tips for a fact-finding trip. Unless you know the country very well already, you’ll need to visit the areas where you might be interested in living. Moretti reveals the best times to explore the different regions of Italy, and he covers currency and customs as well.

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Italy: The Job Hunt

While the thought of being your own boss in Italy may sound exciting, the reality is that most expats are working for someone else. Expert John Moretti gives advice on landing a job and shares the realities of working in Italy, including the amazing benefits.

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Where to Live in Rome

When choosing where to live in Rome, the greatest factor is location. Rent for apartments inside the city’s Aurelian walls is almost always more expensive than for those outside them. These helpful descriptions of neighborhoods give an indication of what you might expect to pay (and experience) when living inside or outside the city.

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Speaking the Language in Italy

John Moretti has made the move to Italy himself and knows firsthand that there’s much to gain if you know how to speak the language well—and a lot to lose if you don’t. Discover how much Italian you really need to get by and where can you learn to speak the language.

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Italy: The Cost of Living

Renting a home in the largest Italian cities is doable when compared to New York or San Francisco, but the longer you stay, the more hidden costs you will find. Author and expat John Moretti talks about the cost of living in Italy—and wage expectations—for those hoping to work abroad.

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Moving to Italy? Plan a 10-Day Fact-Finding Tour

If you’re scouting out a place to live, there just isn’t time in one week for classic sightseeing. This 10-day itinerary by Italy expert John Moretti covers northern and central Italy to give those seeking to move abroad a true feel for what homes in the area are like.