USEFUL FACTS FOR MOVING TO ITALY

Are you planning to move to Italy? Here are a few things that you should know before moving to Italy!

About the country

Located in southern Europe, Italy shares border with Austria, France, Slovenia and Switzerland. Italy has a population of over 60 million people as of 2018.

Not only is Italian cuisine know all around the world, Italian culture has also left its mark on European history. Rome, the capital of Italy was once the capital of the Roman Empire. Because of this, you will find many historical architectural landmarks throughout the country. The official language of the country is Italian.

Italian culture is rich in history, art and architecture. There is no doubt about it. For many expats, Italy provides a different cultural experience. This is one of the reasons why people choose to live in the country. It gives people an opportunity to assimilate and absorb Italy’s culture. Apart from being a tourist destination, there are many educational opportunities for expats. Italy has good universities that provide quality education to students. However, there are limited job opportunities for people in the country. Therefore, if you are planning to move, it is better to have secured a job before moving.

In addition, Italy has a good public transport system which allows you to get to other areas fairly easy. Healthcare in Italy is of top quality.

Major airports and seaports

Every year Italy experiences a huge influx of tourists. As a result there are many international airports within the country. Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino is the busiest airport located in Rome. Others include Milan Malpensa and Orio al Serio, both located in Milan. Additionally there are airports in other parts of the country as well.

Since Italy faces the Mediterranean Ocean, there are many ports that exist. Some Italian ports for sea and ocean freight include Port of Ancona, Port of Augusta, Port of Palermo, Port of Venice, Port of Trieste, Port of Naples and others.

When moving to any country overseas, there are a certain set of requirements that should be met. Apart from passport, residence visa, work permit and inventory of items, you need to comply with the custom regulations. For goods that are imported into the country, there are certain duty taxes that are levied on the goods. New furniture, household goods and electronics are subjected to taxes.

Why Universal Relocations?

Universal Relocations provides shipping and packing services for overseas clients. Shipping to Italy has never been easier. We provide clients with information and guidelines regarding shipping, customs, immigration and more. We also help our clients in these matters. Our services include pet shipping and relocation to Italy and other countries.

You can get a free estimate on the cost of shipping. Check out our website for more information. Call us if you have any questions regarding the services that we provide.

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