Doing business in Italy: 5 Tips for Foreigners

When I moved to Italy for the third time, it was for an expatriate assignment at a company I’d been at for 4 years. It’s not an overstatement to say that the first few months were traumatic: finalizing my work visa was a bureaucratic nightmare. I couldn’t find an apartment. My boyfriend at the time…

Posted by on Oct 8, 2009 in Working in Italy | 3 Comments

How to open an Italian Bank Account

This is Part II of my experience navigating the bureaucracy in Italy after relocating to Milan on a corporate expat assignment, and below I describe how I opened an Italian bank account, got an Italian ID card, and got La Residenza, or residency status. If you’d like to read about how I got my fiscal code,…

Posted by on Apr 14, 2009 in My Stories, Working in Italy | No Comments

Navigating the Bureaucracy: How Can I Work Legally in Italy?

Living in Italy is very different from being a tourist in Italy, in large part because of Italian bureaucracy. I have worked legally in Italy in a couple different jobs: first as a tour guide, and then as an expat. This post is about how I navigated the bureaucracy in order to work legally in…