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Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends Covid pass
Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy spiked this week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from Covid-19, authorities said.
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Reader question: Can I convert my foreign vaccination certificate into an Italian ‘green pass’?
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Italy’s building bonus: Can you really claim back the cost of renovating property?
Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules
EXPLAINED: How Italy will enforce the new ‘green pass’ rules in all workplaces
‘The fourth wave is contained’: Italy reports falling Covid infection rates for a second week
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How going ‘hyperlocal’ can help you discover Italy’s hidden treasures
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Italian word of the day: ‘Infinocchiare’
Don’t let yourself get fennelled by a finagler.
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UPDATE: Where do you now need to show a Covid green pass in Italy?
Seven surprising Italian food rules foreigners fall foul of
Italy extends Covid ‘green pass’ requirement to all workplaces
Q&A: What is the British government doing to help Brits in Italy overcome post-Brexit hurdles?
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Italian expression of the day: ‘Ai ferri corti’
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How to find out the latest rules on travel to Italy from any country
If you're wondering what exactly the rules are when travelling from your country to Italy right now, here's an easy way to find out.
Reader question: What happens if I test positive for Covid-19 while visiting Italy?
Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders
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Q&A: Answers to your questions about Italy’s new travel rules
Italy's Covid health pass
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How can tourists and visitors use Italy’s Covid ‘green pass’ to access museums, concerts and more?
With Italy set to make the Covid-19 health pass compulsory in many venues at the height of the tourist season, many visitors are wondering how the change will affect their trip.
Parents in Italy to require Covid green pass to enter schools
Italy sets fines of up to €1,000 for breaking Covid ‘green pass’ workplace rules
UPDATE: Italy approves mandatory Covid ‘green pass’ in more workplaces
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EXPLAINED: How do you take your driving test in Italy?
Many foreign residents find themselves needing to take a driving test in Italy, but the process can be daunting for non-native Italian speakers. Here’s what you need to know.
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15 simple hacks to make living in Rome better
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When and how should I renew my Italian residence permit?
EXPLAINED: What type of visa will you need to move to Italy?
Living in Italy
‘What it was like travelling home to the UK from Italy after two years’
Travel is very different due to the pandemic but some things about returning 'home' never change, as writer Richard Hough tells us.
Electricity prices in Italy set to surge by up to 40 percent in next quarter
‘Five ways a decade of living in Italy has changed me’
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‘I’m alone’: How I’m finding friends in Italy during the pandemic
Dealing with Brexit
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EXPLAINED: Why are residents in Italy being charged to receive small parcels from outside the EU?
New EU regulations mean people now have to pay VAT charges to receive even small parcels from outside the bloc. The Local spoke to experts to find out what those changes mean for you, and how to avoid paying more than necessary.
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Brexit: How Brits can properly plan their 90 out of 180 days in Italy and the Schengen zone
UK introduces new car sticker requirement for driving in Italy
Brits with EU partners warned over future problems returning to live in UK
Property
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Property: Why we decided to build our new house in Italy out of wood
Italy's landscape is dotted with stone and brick buildings, so the usual response when you tell Italians you're building a house out of wood is, 'Ma perché?'. But it's a surprisingly advantageous and efficient choice, as our project plans revealed.
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Property in Italy: A weekly roundup of the latest news and updates
OPINION: Why Italy must put its forgotten ‘ghost towns’ up for sale – or risk losing them forever
OPINION: Why Italians aren’t snatching up their country’s one-euro homes
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Seven aspects of Austrian culture foreigners should embrace
Every country has its own unique culture. In Austria there are several aspects that foreigners should embrace, from adopting a healthy work-life balance to indulging in coffee and cake.
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