Expat Italy News
Latest 10 news items tagged Italy
6 Jul at 6 PM 2020
European properties are now in high demand by British buyers hoping to become expats before Brexit hits the already damaged UK economy.
According to online property agents, searches for both remote, waterfront and beachfront properties have soared since the UK’s coronavirus shutdown, focusing mainly on Greece, Italy
, France, Spain and Portugal. Unsurprisingly, Spain is the most popular destination, with over a million hits on favourite website Rightmove. Inquiries totalled 49 per cent over last year’s totals and are now at...
9 Jun at 6 PM 2020
British expats, business travellers and holidaymakers are praising Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary for defying the government’s self-isolation ruling.
After the shock-horror of the UK government’s decision to introduce a quarantine period of 14 days for international travellers and expatriates, Ryanair’s CEO is refusing to cancel flights to and from the UK. Thousands of Britons, he says, have already booked their August holidays, and cancellations now would cause travel chaos. The new rules came into effect on Monday, effectively...
29 May at 6 PM 2020
Expats and locals in Venice are hoping the city doesn’t revert to wall-to-wall tourism.
Along with other world favourite tourism destinations, the historic Italian
city of Venice is almost deserted as the pandemic runs its deadly course. Tourists are banned and the streets are almost empty, showing the glorious, ancient buildings in all their magnificence. As in so many other cities all across the world, life in a dedicated tourism hub has caused many expats and residents to flee to either the outskirts or other nearby small towns....
7 May at 6 PM 2020
Expats living and working in Prague may be forbidden to travel but can still buy food favourites from across the world.
Travel bans and lockdowns have become the norm for expat professionals living and working in Prague, but the city’s international food stores can provide the ingredients for a truly international taste thrill. The Czech Republic is now lifting its quarantine regulations, causing expats as well as locals to venture out to favourite food stores and either stock up on supplies or arrange home deliveries.
30 Apr at 6 PM 2020
Brit expats in Spain’s Costa del Sol aren’t at all surprised the UK’s coronavirus death totals are now higher than Spain’s.
The UK is now the third highest in the list of world countries’ death tolls, having overtaken Spain’s total over the past week. America now has the highest number of deaths, with Italy
’s total in second place and the UK’s now in third place with just over 26,000 fatalities to date. Many British expats living on Spain’s Costa del Sol are appalled by the manner in which the UK government is...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2020
Escaping the coronavirus pandemic in a stunning location via one-euro renovation properties.
Renovation of deserted properties purchased for just one euro is old news, but the trend is growing fast as would-be expats disenchanted with the modern world are moving in. New communities veering towards creativity, green living, craftsmanship and re-establishment of supportive community living are now seeing the opportunities available as a way to reject today’s greed and chaos and build their own lifestyles.
Expats who’ve already...
24 Mar at 6 PM 2020
British expat businesses in Spain face ruin as all hotels close.
As Spain’s coronavirus statistics soar, the government has given an order that all hotels must close today, adding tourists must make arrangements to leave the country as soon as is practicable. In addition, the hard-hit country is now in lockdown, with a ban on leaving home unless it’s totally necessary. According to the British Foreign Office, visitors and expats wishing to return home should make immediate travel plans via contact with an airline or tour operator....
13 Mar at 6 PM 2020
The temporary closure of UK/EU post Brexit negotiations due to the pandemic has caused concern for British expats in southern Spain.
Post-Brexit talks between Britain and the EU have just been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving UK expats living in Spain bitterly disappointed. All across the popular retirement destination, older British expats have been awaiting desperately needed clarification of their ultimate positions as Spanish residents, with yet another delay causing a combination of anger,...
12 Mar at 6 PM 2020
British expats in locked-down Italy
are fearing the worst financially as well as health-wise.
As if things weren’t bad enough, the World Health Organisation’s declaration that the coronavirus is now a pandemic is striking even more fear in the hearts of expatriate Brits living in Italy
as well as sending worldwide stock markets into dramatic meltdowns.
Long-stay British expats living in the iconic city of Venice are reporting eerie scenes in the historic visitor destination’s heart of San Marco Square, with one saying it’s...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2020
Locals and expats in Europe are stocking up due to fears of forced lockdowns or voluntary quarantines.
As coronavirus cases continue to increase across Europe and the risk of contracting the disease is officially raised to ‘high’, expats and locals are raiding local malls and stores. Panic shopping is increasing across the continent, with stockpiling of necessities causing empty supermarket shelves.
and France, governments have announced strict rules against public events, with get-togethers of over 5,000 in enclosed...