Expat Italy News
Latest 10 news items tagged Italy
31 Oct at 6 PM 2019
Mijas police find massive cannabis plantation in luxury Costa del Sol villa’s basement.
Mijas’s extensive British expat population were amazed when the news of a police raid on a huge indoor cannabis plantation broke. The impressive installation contained more than 500 flourishing cannabis plants, and was discovered in the basement of one of Mijas’s most luxurious villas. Obviously a large-scale marijuana operation, all of the plants were in an advanced growth stage.
Irrigation systems, high-power lamps trained on the...
1 Oct at 6 PM 2019
Would-be British expat retirees are being urged to check their favoured destination as to whether it’s subject to frozen UK pensions.
As Brexit day approaches yet again, many Brits are finalising their plans to leave the UK to its own devices and settle down for a comfortable retirement elsewhere in the world. Many will be relying on the British state pension for their everyday needs, even although it’s now considered ungenerous at best. In the rush to leave, it’s possible a good few haven’t taken into account the harsh fact...
22 Aug at 6 PM 2019
A recent survey suggests Brexit is wrecking overseas retirement plans for British citizens.
The survey was carried out by Canada Life and involved 1,006 Britons over the age of 50 who were considering moving overseas after retirement. The results weren’t encouraging, as almost half of respondents who’d been planning to retire overseas were now reconsidering and resigning themselves to staying in the UK. Others believe the threat of Brexit and the difficulties of retiring in Europe without freedom of movement is causing them to...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2019
Vienna’s United Nations headquarters is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an ‘Open House’ day for expats as well as nationals.
Known locally as ‘UNO City’, the building holds around 500 employees hailing from 125 diverse countries, all of whom are working to improve lives via the UN’s many agencies and organisations headquartered in Vienna. The open house event will take place on September 8 between 14.00 and 17.00 and will include presentations, films and exhibitions profiling the work of all the UN’s affiliated...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2019
Global warming has caused massive storms and evacuations in northern Italy
. In yet another demonstration of the increasing risk of global warming,
’s Lake Como and its surrounding mountainous areas have experienced severe storms resulting in flooding, mud slides and evacuations of expats and locals alike. One small town to the east of the lake declared a state of emergency as the Varrone river burst its banks for the second time over the last several months. Massive mud slides covered cars, damaged properties and blocked roads,...
5 Aug at 6 PM 2019
In spite of endless warnings by authorities and online advice sites, pensioners in the Costa del Sol have lost millions to yet another investment scam.
Continental Wealth Management, now defunct, was using the familiar technique of shovelling expat retirees’ life savings into high-risk investments paying massive commissions to dodgy IFAs operating from a high-end office in Denia. Hundreds of British pensioners in Spain, Portugal, Italy
and France have now lost a total of up to £25 million, with little or no chance of getting any of...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019
It’s survey time again, with Spain now voted the top dream destination for British expats.
According to a new poll carried out in the UK, Spain is still the all-time favourite destination for Britons looking to improve their quality of life at less cost than in the UK. The study’s question was straightforward, asking respondents where they’d move if they could choose one country anywhere on the planet. Spain was one option, pitted against Dubai, Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as other British expat hideaways, but...
23 May at 6 PM 2019
If you’re determined to relocate to Italy
and are a social media fan, perhaps another choice of destination might be the best idea.
The results of a recent survey might come as a shock to would-be expats hoping to work or retire in this stunningly beautiful land, as expats in Italy
are the least satisfied with their digital services of all foreigners living in Europe. It’s not just poor internet services, as paying for purchases using a credit or debit card is also almost impossible. The latest survey by InterNations involved the...
18 Apr at 9 AM 2019
Due to the inefficiency of its consulates and embassies as regards advice and updates regarding Brexit, British expats in Spain are calling for their very own PM to represent their interests.
Some 5 million Britons live in expatriate destinations worldwide, many of whom will need consular assistance as some time during their stay overseas and the majority of whom are long term residents aged between 15 and 64 years. This statistic refutes the image of the typical British expat as a pensioner living the good life on a budget somewhere...
5 Apr at 6 PM 2019
A new Italian
government ruling concerning British expats’ rights post-Brexit is sending shivers of fear throughout the UK expat community.
Strict restrictions on travel outside the country, fingerprinting and a charge of €200 are part of the ruling, with questions already being asked by campaign groups across the country. Although the ruling is set to come into effect only if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the underlying threat to expats’ lives is unmistakable especially as the rights of Italian
citizens living and...