Moving to Italy

Moving to Italy

Basic information Italy

If you are moving to Italy, it might be useful to know the basic information about the country, which can be found below:

  • Official name: the Italian Republic
  • Population: 60,782,668 as of 2012
  • Capital City: Rome
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
    • President: Sergio Mattarella
    • Prime minister: Matteo Renzi
  • Main language: Italian
  • Major religion: Roman Catholicism
  • Monetary unit: Euro (EUR)
  • International dialing code: +39

Are you moving to Italy? Start by checking out the information below, and filling in the form in order to receive the best  removal quotes.


The education system in Italy is compulsory from the age of 6 years till 16 years old. The education system consists of public schooling and private schooling. And the Italian education system has a good reputation.

  • Primary school (Scuola Primaria) is compulsory for the students from the age of 6 years and continues for 5 years
  • First Grade Secondary School (Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado) is compulsory for children till 16 years old
  • High school (Scuola Superiore) lasts 5 years for the students until the age of 18 years or 19 years old
  • Higher secondary school

State run schools are free for residents and expat children who live in Italy. However the courses that are given in state run schools are in Italian. Therefore, if your children do not speak Italian, it is better to send them to a private foreign school or an international school.



The unemployment rate of Italy was 12.7% in January 2015. This is compared to the other EU countries quite high. If you are from one of the EU countries and you are moving to Italy because of work, you will not need a work permit. However keep in mind, that if you are moving to Italy and want to find a job, that it might be difficult because of the economic crisis that has been going on. Moreover, the preferences of employers go to Italians instead of expats, therefore it might be complicated if you want to work in Italy. However, if you move to Italy because you already have a job there, then it is much easier for you. The following documents are required:

  • Passport Scans
  • Work Permit Questionnaire
  • Family/ Dependant Questionnaire (if applicable)
  • CV/ Resume
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of Children’s Birth Certificates (if applicable)



Bank accounts

It is possible to open a bank account in Italy, even if you are not a resident in Italy. However it is advisable to do this in person, keep in mind that you must be 18 years or older to do so. However, if you want transfer money from your home country to your bank account in Italy, then its best to check the transfer rates of each bank and compare, as the costs may be very high. The following documents are necessary:

  • Proof of identity, e.g. a passport
  • Proof of residence

It is possible to open a bank account from your home country, however you will need to fill in a form and send it back to the bank.


Moving to Italy



If you are visiting or moving to Italy, you will need a visa, depending on where you come from. If you come from one of the EU or EEA countries, you won’t need a visa to enter Italy. The following visas are available:

  • Airport Transit Visa (A)
  • Tourist Visa (C)
  • Business Visa (C)
  • Sport Visa
  • Study Short Stay
  • Long-Term Visa (D)


If you are moving to Italy and want more information about visas, click on the link below:


Cost of living

The cost of living in Italy depends mostly on where you are going to move or going to visit. The expense in cities like Rome or Milan tends to be more expensive than in rural areas in Italy. Compared to the other countries in Europe, it is cheaper in rural areas in Italy.

Medical care

The health care system in Italy is of high quality and was ranked 2nd in 2000 by the World Health Organization. If you have a European Health Insurance card, you can get either free access to public health care or at least at reduced costs.

Keep in mind if any there are any additional costs due to private medical care (and you only have public health insurance), then you will need to pay the costs fully on your own. Therefore it is advisable to also have a private health insurance.


Driving license

If you have a driving license issued from one of the EU/EEA countries, then you can use your own license to drive in Italy. If you want to obtain an Italian one, you will need to pass a theoretical examination and a practical examination. It is compulsory to be 18 years or older if you want to drive in Italy.



The tax system in Italy is like any other country in the world. The more you earn the more tax you will need to pay.


Moving to Italy

Why Moovmii?

Instead of spending time searching for movers, Moovmii will send your request directly to the international relocation companies. You will just have to wait, and get contacted by them, either by phone or by email. And by doing that you can save money, since international removal companies will compete for your move! You will be able to choose the right mover for you, depending on its services, and its price. Is this not enough to convince you to use Moovmii and its network of removal companies when moving to Italy? Here are some other reasons that will surely convince you:

  • Our service is free!
  • You get up to 5 removal quotes, giving you the possibility to choose;
  • International moving companies have years of experience, and have done furniture transports just like yours innumerable times;
  • Movers can disassemble and assemble your furniture, pack your belongings, and do all the heavy lifting;
  • Moving companies are specialized in transporting furniture and hefty items around, so they can guarantee you the best protection for your things, whether you are opting for a shipping by land, by air, or by sea;
  • Other services provided are insurance and help in the handling of documents

With Moovmii your international move to Italy starts in the right way: You will get up to 5 quotes, and be contacted by the best movers around. All without having to spend time, and money. Thanks to Moovmii and its network of international moving companies you can be assured that your international transport will start, and end, with a smile. Moving to Italy could not be any easier!