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Product Details

  • Paperback: 365 pages
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; 2nd edition (January 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080507306X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805073065
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

The title of Living, Studying and Working in Italy says it all: this book is intended for would-be expatriates with an eye for Italy. The authors have both had extensive experience living and working in the Bel Paese--Neighbor was in Florence for four years while Larner still lives in Rome, where she is a journalist for Business Week. Together they have pooled their experiences and collective knowledge of living abroad to address the practical side of living, working, or studying in Italy.

The first thing you might notice about this book is that it lacks references to Italy's great art, popular tourist sites, and best hotels. But remember, this is no ordinary guidebook--leave the tourist stuff to others and let Neighbor and Larner take you on a tour of everyday life as an expatriate in Italy. Here you'll find information about taking language courses and teaching English, volunteering for archeological digs, and starting a business. There are plenty of practical tips about visas, banking, residency requirements, and--alas!--taxes. There are lists of language schools, volunteer opportunities, and internship programs as well as information about freelance, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. In short, this guidebook extraordinaire might just be an expatriate's best friend in Italy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Anyone planning an extended stay in Italy will be grateful for this book. Neighbor, who managed the U.S. bureau of the leading Italian weekly, L'Espresso, for over two years, and Larner, who works as a reporter for Business Week in Rome, offer the distilled experience of a combined ten years of living in Italy. In scrupulous detail, they show the reader how to handle the vexations of bureaucracy, find accommodations, handle taxes, and so forth. The section on studying provides information pertinent to American students at Italian universities, American study abroad programs, and language schools. Some of the areas covered in the section on working are teaching, starting a business, internships and volunteer opportunities, as well as the nitty-gritty of obtaining social security numbers and Italian work visas. Lists of useful addresses and Internet sites are included, and the appendix serves as a handy reference tool. Recommended for public and academic libraries.?Ravi Shenoy, Hinsdale P.L., Naperville, Ill.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Travis Neighbor Ward was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated with an M.A. and B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania. She also minored in photography and film studies. After graduating, she moved to Florence, Italy, for five years before writing LIVING, STUDYING AND WORKING IN ITALY.

Since then she has worked in New York City and Atlanta, as an award-winning magazine editor-in-chief and writer. She was the editor-in-chief of THE ATLANTAN magazine; the Home and Garden editor of ATLANTA MAGAZINE; and a Senior Editor and Contributing Writer at DEPARTURES MAGAZINE. She has written for many national magazines and appeared on TV shows like "Good Day Atlanta" and "Southern Homes By Design." Currently she lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.

Travis' greatest passions are family, fiction, and gardening. She is the author of the new novel COME FIND ME (April 2014) and THE UNIFIED THEORY OF LOVE AND EVERYTHING (November 2014).

Travis has many other passions and hobbies as well. She loves travel, reading, and cooking. After she writes every day, she likes to get her hands dirty in her yard, go to the gym, take a walk with her two miniature dachshunds, or bake something like cookies or an apple pie. When it comes to down time, she loves a wide variety of movies and TV shows, from "Downton Abbey" to "The Walking Dead." She also loves music and is trying to learn how to play the piano.

For a longer bio, please visit www.travisnward.com and her blog Patch of Earth at www.patchofearth.com.

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Very good insight into culture and advice on pitfalls.
MCG
It covers everything from student visas to getting dual citizenship and from teaching ESL to starting your own business.
Jessica V. Stewart
To those who are either considering moving to Italy or just going for vacation, this is the book for you.
K. Guerrazzi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

116 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Carey on July 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
Wow! What a fabulous book! I had the first inkling when I read it in the states before my move, but now that I'm here I can't imagine how mysterious and elusive the laws and quirks of this country would seem without it. Even my American friend who has lived here for 8 months learns things from this book everytime I pull it out (which is several times daily). It has been pretty complete so far and the information in it has been accurate without exception. The only thing that is different (common sense) is the dollar to lire conversion rate.
The final important point about this book is that it is geared toward Americans which is critical since the rules for EU citizens are different and not every book on the subject that is written in English is geared toward those of us from the US.
Final tip, even with this book I don't think I could have done this without the help of native Italians, (like hook up my gas) so do everything in your power to find italian contacts. But if it IS possible to do it with a book alone, this would be the one.
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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 25, 2001
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I got this book in preparation for a six month sabbatical in Venezia. Not only did it get me into the right mindset for my experience, but it gave me all the little details that would otherwise have taken hours, days, weeks, month to find for myself!
AND since I have been here (three months now) I find I continue to turn the book at least once a week. Sometimes big things, sometimes little things .... but always steered right.
A couple of examples:
to get the free internet service from Telecom Italia, you need your own tax number (codice fiscale). Quick look in the book, office to the Ministry of Finance, redirected to a different building, got the number, used it, got on-line (56K for free!), in less than 2 hours.
to have a legal stay over 90 days, have to get a visa in advance -- check out the book, contact the appropriate consulate, and everything was done in perfect order
then to have a legal right to stay in Venezia, need a Permit of Stay --- check out the book, go the Questura, get the information, appear for the interview, return for the final form ... yes, it all took two different mornings for about two hours each ... but without advice from the book, I would have wasted many days arriving later in the day, etc. Just one little quibble -- the book suggests that you will be confronted by less-than-helpful police: here in Venezia every official I have dealt with, including the police, have been polite, professional, and very helpful!
So, if you are planning a non-vacation stay in Italy, GET THIS BOOK! NOW!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 1999
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I wasn't sure what to expect with a book like this. Would the authors be so in love with Italy that they wouldn't be objective? Would they have had such bad experiences that they had nothing good to say about the country? I was pleasantly surprised to see an objective, thoughtful commentary on what you can reasonably expect to find living in Italy. Helpful tips, amusing anecdotes, loads of further resources, and practical--yet encouraging--advice. Recommended!
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Linny@pacbell.net on June 18, 1998
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As a Librarian I see many books about living abroad. Unfortunately they are usually written from the British perspective. The British information regarding employment in Italy really doesn't pertain to US citizens.However, this book explains all the ways to work, live and have a wonderful life in Italy! Make sure your bags are packed - you'll want to leave for Italia as soon as you are finished reading the book!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jessica V. Stewart on December 16, 2004
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This book is great because it gives you things from an American perspective. I've lived in Italy before on a study abroad program, so I was familiar with some things, but the lists of contact information alone are enough reason to buy this book. It covers everything from student visas to getting dual citizenship and from teaching ESL to starting your own business. A must read for anyone thinking about moving to Italy.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 2002
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Buy this for the visa information, if nothing else. This is by far the most informative and thorough book for US citizens on the subject that I have read. Some of the political and historical information is a bit slanted, but the practical information is accurate and extremely helpful for those who decide they simply must live in Italy.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 17, 1998
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From the perspective of an Italian (me)this is one of the most useful guides I have ever seen. I really wish that when I moved to the United States a book like this was available. It is extremely accurate and will help you to make the most out of an already wonderful country and a potentially great experience.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By K. Guerrazzi on January 29, 2006
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To those who are either considering moving to Italy or just going for vacation, this is the book for you. It provides not only the basic information, but also answers questions that you would not normally consider or even think of. It also provides valuable information about embassies/consulates, education, and every day life. Even as a seasoned traveler, I found this book very useful, as I plan my relocation to Italy. It is an asset to any traveler's library.
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