Where to go: Studying in Italy

Italian universities are prestigious and offer students superior teaching. Of course studying in Italy has the added bonus of the famous cuisine, superb architecture and countless awe-inspiring attractions. This guide lists the top universities and cities for international students in Italy as well as visa requirements. Top Universities in Italy…

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Best Italian Banks for Expats

So you’ve moved to Italy. You did it! But, before you pop open that nice bottle of prosecco and celebrate a fait accompli, you might want to open an Italian bank account in your new dream city. “Another thing to do? Oh brother, bank accounts are a nightmare.” I…

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Where to Find the Best Aperitivo in Rome

Italy has given the world innumerable cultural treasures: ancient Roman relics, paintings of the Renaissance masters, and (of course) pizza. But one of the greatest Italian inventions is little known outside of the bel paese – the aperitivo. Best aperitivo in Rome: top 5 places Oasi della Birra: for an unrivaled…

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How to Open a Bank Account in Italy

After you find your perfect mid to long-term housing, whether it is in Milan, Rome, or any other city, at some point, you will have to open a bank account in Italy. The task of opening a bank account is surprisingly easy in this country and Spotahome is here to…

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Rome's Hidden Beach Town: Ostia

Located just a 30-minute drive from Rome city centre, Ostia is just one of many Rome’s hidden gems. This beach town is perfect for those wanting to get away from large crowds of tourists and combine the beautiful history of Italy along with the very much needed ocean breeze.…

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Top 5 Summer Festivals in Rome

Most people might not realise that Rome holds a lot more than just beautiful history and a romantic atmosphere. Each year, hundreds of big and small summer festivals take place in various locations around Rome. We’ve gathered this year’s top 5 summer festivals in Rome, recommended by our…

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