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open business in italy

The 3 step guide to starting a business in Italy

Italy’s long standing reputation for intricate bureaucracy is slowly fading. In fact, the Belpaese recently raced halfway up the “Ease of Starting a Business Scale” and it now ranks 46th as opposed to 90th. What living in Italy can offer...

Milan

5 things to do in Milan for free

Travellers have a peculiar relationship with the city of Milan. A privileged destination for those who visit Italy on business, it has been somewhat neglected by regular tourists, who came to Italy expecting either the dazzling architectural...

italian words

150 Italian words you already know

Whenever you are visiting Italy and your embarrassment at your limited Italian vocabulary makes you feel self-conscious and fall back onto the safety blanket of the english language, just remember two things. The first is that we will probably...

driving in italy

The ultimate guide to driving in Italy

Driving in Italy is one of those topics that can get travellers on the edge. Some of the more persistent stereotypes focus on this and no discussion on the possibility of renting a car in Italy is complete, without someone piping up to tell you...

naples

5 things to do in Naples for free

Whatever you might have heard about Naples, whatever idea of the city you might have formed from reading about it and seeing it portrayed in movies, I can almost guarantee it will turn out to be wrong. To some, this is the birthplace of pizza...

MISTAKES IN ITALY

When visiting Italy, avoid these 8 common mistakes

Wanderlust [/ˈwɒndəlʌst/]: a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about. It is perhaps fitting that this concept should be so aptly expressed by a loanword, that has “traveled” from the German to the English language. Unlike this term, which...

rome for free

5 things to do in Rome for free

When visiting Rome, you’ll find that art, culture and history literally (or, rather, metaphorically) leap at you from every corner. If you happen to be on a budget, there’s no reason not to enjoy the very best the city has to offer:...

unknown italian recipes

10 Italian food recipes you haven’t heard of

Italian food is among the most popular in the world and many restaurants, particularly in the Western world, have at least one traditional Italian recipe on their menus. Most of these, I am sorry to tell you, have never been heard of in Italy...