Italy

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Italy is a country located in Southern Europe comprising the boot-shaped Italian peninsula and a number of islands including Sicily and Sardinia.

History / Basics

Italy is a country in Southern Europe. Together with Greece, it is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art and monuments are to be found everywhere around the country.

Italy, commanding a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance treasures such as Michelangelo’s “David” and its leather and paper artisans; Venice, the sinking city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

Two independent mini-states are surrounded entirely by Italy: San Marino and Vatican City. While technically not part of the European Union, both of these states are also part of the Schengen Area and the European Monetary Union (EMU). Apart from different police uniforms, there is no evident transition from these states and Italy’s territory, and the currency is the same. Italian is also the official language in both countries.

Finding Work

Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner.

www.craigslist.it : craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community and events.
http://rome.craigslist.it/search/jjj

http://www.jobinrome.com : Job in Rome and Italy for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities with English as the main working language.

www.JobsinMilan.com :you can get direct access to lots of opportunities for English-speaking job positions. Milan is home to a vibrant expat community, this site also covers some jobs outside of the city.

http://www.indeed.com/l-Rome,-GA-jobs.html : Thousands of Jobs at indeed, a Better Way to Search for Jobs in Italy.

http://www.wantedinrome.com/jobs-rome : Find jobs vacant in Rome in our classifieds section. … Berlitz Italy is among the world leaders in the field of language learning services.

Some other websites are here..
https://www.manpower.it
https://www.njobs.it
http://www.kellyservices.it
http://www.learn4good.com
http://jobs.goabroad.com/search/italy/jobs-abroad-1

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Housing in Rome is rather expensive. You have to spend on average 400-500 € for a single room in an apartment shared with other people, and from 300-400 € for a shared room or a room in a family’s apartment.

The MioAffitto website has a comprehensive search system as does Immobiliare.it (link to Rome rentals) – if the prices on this site seem ridiculously high, you’ve probably set the site to look for properties for sale and not for rental properties!
http://www.immobiliare.it/Roma/affitti_appartamenti-Roma.html
http://www.mioaffitto.it/

craigslist.it : craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale in Italy.
http://rome.craigslist.it/search/roo?lang=en&cc=gb

www.easystanza.it : Find Beds and Rooms for rent 30,000 Rooms for Rent in Italy.

www.italyrents.com : Providing a wide range of options to suit all budgets, ItalyRents.com has apartments in the beautiful historic centres of Rome and Florence, as well as stunning Tuscan villas.

www.friendsinrome.com : Offered Bright single room for rent in a comfortable apartment on the. and bright room with shared bathroom in a lovely apartment.
http://www.friendsinrome.com/board.asp?c=f42

www.expertlodging.com : Cheap accommodation in Italy: budget hotels, bed and breakfast, holiday homes, apartments in Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, Naples, Milan, Sicily, Sardinia.

http://www.romebuddy.com/working

Visa :
The Visa allows applicants to enter Italy for a short term period (type “C”) or for a long term period (type “D”) with the purpose to work while earning a salary.
This Visas are subject to an Authorization (“NULLA OSTA”) issued by the competent Italian Authority (“SPORTELLO UNICO PER L’IMMIGRAZIONE”) which is valid within 6 months from the date of issuing.

Italy individual income tax rates 2015

Tax (%) Tax Base (EUR)
23% 0 – 15,000
27% 15,001-28,000
38% 28,001-55,00
41% 55,001-75,000
43% 75,001 and over

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