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Rental property listing scams are hard to catch and no one wants to be a victim to this kind of fraud. Arriving in a new city and finding out your rental was a scam leaving you to find something last minute can be frustrating.  Lets try to avoid this!


Here are some tips and warning signs to watch out for, ways to prevent being scammed with a fake rental!

1. You do not need to see the place in person

It’s never a good sign if the person who posted a rental listing says that they are not able to or don’t want to meet you in person. Even if you’re not able to meet in person, you should always be able request a real-time video walkthrough of the rental so you know that the property exists.

A good landlord will make sure that they can meet you either digitally or in person so that they can feel comfortable with trusting you as a renter. Plus, a landlord should want to meet you in person to make sure you’re legitimate, as well. Scammers typically don’t want to meet you, since they don’t want you to be able to report them.

2.  Property is available immediately

You should always see the property before signing a lease or sending any money. It’s easy for someone to say they have a property and fake an online listing, so it’s best to see the property in person and make sure the place is available. If you do not have someone in the country you pretend you do and this too sometimes works to scare them off.

If you are in the unfortunate position of needing a place immediately, be extra careful. Properties that are available right away can be scams or the sign of a disorganized landlord.

3. They ask for rent or a security deposit before signing a lease and meeting online or in person!

An apparent sign that the apartment you’re looking at is a scam is if the property manager, landlord, or realtor asks for rent or a security deposit before signing a lease.

Scammer will tell you they live overseas and need you to forward the money to them in return for the keys. In an even more dangerous scenario, you might be asked to wire money to someone who you have only talked to online. Remember that anyone who doesn’t live near the rental itself should have someone, such as a property manager or realtor, who lives in the area and can  manage the rental.

4. Good to be true

A property that is priced well below the going market rate in your area should be an immediate red flag.

Properties like these can be a “bait and switch” situation, where the owner is using a low rent price to lure in potential renters before suddenly taking the listing off the market.

So how can you determine if  the rental is fair market value and not a scam? You should always do your own research on rent prices for units of comparable location, size, and amenities to get a good idea of what rentals in a certain area are being rented for.

5. The listing has Typos, poor grammar, or no price and send a PM

Landlords or property managers will take the time to write a decent listing and proofread it, too. If you come across a rental listing that is full of typos, has poor grammar, and contains excessive punctuation or capitalization, it was likely created by a scammer.

No price and send a PM usually a scam and behind the scene. You post you are looking for something and they comment they sent a PM. Why not share what you are renting?

 

If you are looking for an rooms or apartment then look and post on Facebook on these groups Rooms & Apartments for Rent in Rome &  Expats in Rome Noticeboard

Try these site
www.immobiliare.it
www.idealista.it
www.casa.it


If you are not in Rome and need someone to check the room or apartment we can send someone on our team or local expert to check it out and verify/confirm it for you. The service is not free and depends on location in Rome or outside Rome. The best thing is to let the person offering a rental know that you will have someone come look at the place before you agree to rent. Usually this is enough to scare the scammer away and you saved time and money. If you are still interested in the rental you can decide if you want to use our services or not.

We do not search for apartments or rooms for you. You would have to find the rental yourself and then we can verify your rental for a fee.

email info@expatslivinginrome.com to schedule a free call with us!

 


Other services and resources through our network:

All relocation services: Immigration, Citizenship & Visas

• Startup programs and free resources

• Free consultancy for startup

Networking events

• Language exchange & Language lessons

Property search and purchase assistance

• International hosting services


How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam? 1

How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam?

​Rental property listing scams are hard to catch and no one wants to be a victim to this kind of fraud. Arriving in a new city and finding out your rental was a scam leaving you to find something last minute can be frustrating.  Lets try to avoid this! Here are some tips and warning […]

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All you need to know about Italian SPID (Public System for Digital Identity)

What is Italian SPID? SPID (Public System for Digital Identity) is the solution that allows the Italian citizens to access all online services of the Public Administration with a single Digital Identity (username and password) that can be used from computers, tablets and smartphones. How do I get an Italian SPID? To obtain SPID you […]

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How to register in Italy as a EU citizen

If you are planning to live in Italy permanently this blog will help you understand how to register as EU citizen.  First you need  an Italian Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) if you are NOT in Italy you must apply at the Italian Consulate.  If you are in Italy you can apply online agenziaentrate.gov.it With the […]

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale) 3

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale)

The codice fiscale is the Italian tax code which you are required to get, whether you’ll be working or not, the code is essential in Italy. You’ll need it to do many things like opening a bank account to renting or buying property. You can get a codice fiscale at the Italian consultate office or embassy […]

Another weekend  in Rome with the summer heat upon us! If you go to the beach, it’s just outside Rome and you can discover some villages (why not!),  Take the train to Ostia  that you can find at Metro B Picramide and and get off at Ostia Antica! Or stay in the city with all kind of things to do in the open air!  Visit some interesting exhibitions, or discover the cultural and gastronomic events scheduled in the city this weekend.

Here are the events not to be missed on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May in Rome:

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May will be another weekend full of events not to be missed. The capital is experiencing a real rebirth after the months of restrictions. Culture, art, food have exploded into the Roman streets with a varitey of entertainment for everyone.

From food markets to craft markets and oriental cultures, from festivals dedicated to good food and good drink, to classical and pop music that lights up the city. Over the weekend hundreds of historic and contemporary buildings in Rome open and it ends with a dance at the Palladium Theater.


Peace concert in Piazza del Popolo

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On Saturday 21 May,  “Play Music Stop War” an event with free admission. A strong message through music aimed at supporting humanitarian work and welcoming refugees from Ukraine promoted by Community of Sant’Egidio.

From 19:30, beloved artists and bands will preform, coming from different musical scenes, but firmly united for the same noble cause, they will join their voice to demand an end to the war in Ukraine and every war in the belief  that there is no future without a foundations for peace.  ( Find full info here)


15th anniversary of the Japanese Market

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The Japanese Market celebrates its 15 years on Saturday and Sunday, with a full fun program. The splendid and large industrial spaces of the Capannelle Hippodrome will frame a unique journey through the sounds, smells and atmospheres typical of the Rising Sun. A large market exhibition with over 100 exhibitors selected for an out-of-the-box shopping proposal. It ranges from typical Japanese crafts to the greener proposals of bonsai, kokedama and terrarium, the creative crafts of ceramics, origami, kimonos and kokeshi as well as a wide selection of manga, gadgets and typical products of Japanese comics & game culture. ( Find full info here)


Spring Beer Festival

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The Spring Beer Festival returns to Rome from 19 to 22 May. It’s free admission dedicated to Italian craft beers will be held at Città dell’Altra Economia, in the premises of the former slaughterhouse in the Testaccio district. The theme of this new edition is “let’s go back to the party” with Brewer companies and friends. 20 Italian breweries have been selected.  There are also things for children believe or not!  ( Find full info here)


Giovanni Truppi in concert at the Auditorium

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After the on stage performance the Ariston with Your father, my mother, Lucia, the piece in competition at the 72nd Sanremo Festival, and with Nella Mia ora di Libertà, a piece by Fabrizio De André interpreted in a duet with Vinicio Capossela and participation in surprise of Mauro Pagani, Giovanni Truppi will be on tour with “Tutto l’iverso”, and will make a stop in Rome on Sunday 22 May, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.  ( Find full info here)

Aperol Spritz Festival

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Aperol Spritz Festival returns to the Auditorium Parco della Musica from 20th to 22nd of May. Three evenings of fun, in which the unmistakable orange aperitif signed Aperol Spritz will be the star for the night! The suggestive location will be tinged with orange together with 15 Aperol bartenders, installations, gadgets and entertainment. for three days full of initiatives.  ( Find full info here)


Festa dell’Amatriciana with Eat Italy

Amatriciana, one of the most famous pasta Roman dishes! Eataly Roma pays homage with an exclusive event. From Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May the third floor of the Roman store will host “La Festa della Amatriciana”: a long weekend in which Amatrice’s recipe will be savored in the most varied and tasty variations. Classic proposals and delicious variations will tickle the palate of all participants. ( Find full info here)

Feast of the arrosticino among 400 thousand flower bulbs

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An area with 400 thousand wonderful bulbs of Italian anemones, buttercups, roses, horned violets in the heart of Rome, presents the Arrosticino Festival over the weekend. The typical Abruzzo dish will, in fact, be the protagonist among the wonders of the Rome Flowers Park. In addition to the Arrosticini, you can have lunch in the well-stocked restaurant, where you will find first courses, main courses and typical side dishes of the Roman tradition, also available for celiac. ( Find full info here)

 

BBQ universe: around the world through the grills

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Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, in the large garden of Eur Social Park, you can enjoy the barbecues of the world. American, Japanese, Greek, Italian BBQ, specifically an ancient Lazio recipe and a traditional one from Puglia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil. In addition to food, there will be shows, courses, show cooking and space for children. (Find full info here)

Roman cuisine festival

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At AgriPark, the park of the Agriculture Nuova organic farm in Via Castel di Leva, it will be a weekend dedicated to Roman cuisine, the real, traditional and popular one. A tribute to the typical dishes with a unique and unmistakable flavor appreciated all over the world. Cooks and restaurateurs will face off with carbonara, amatriciana, cheese and pepper, gricia, porchetta d’Ariccia, oxtail, tripe, offal and lamb.  (Find full info here)

 

Open House Roma

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On 21 and 22 May, “Open House Roma” returns, the event that celebrates design and architecture in the capital by opening hundreds of historic and contemporary buildings to the public free of charge. A special weekend that will offer Romans and tourists the opportunity to discover the most interesting details of our architectural heritage, with events also designed for people with visual and hearing impairments. Among the novelties of this year, the unpublished tour of the architecture of Ostia, the most interesting construction sites in the city, historical and special places of ancient Rome such as the Pyramid of Cestius and unique engineering works such as the Atac garage. (Find full info here)

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

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The Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra presents Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd. The concert will feature the American Gil Shaham, one of the greatest violinists on the current scene, in the dual role of conductor and violinist. Nominated “Instrumentist of the Year” by Musical America magazine in 2021, Shaham has created a program for the Cecilian public that alternates the famous Four Seasons with rarely performed pieces. (Find full info here)


“The Spring Festival” at the Triumphal Market

On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May at the Mercato Trionfale in Rome, 5 artisans and ethical producers have decided to organize “The Spring Festival” to make their products known to the general public that attends the historic market in Prati. From 12 to 14 it will be possible to taste the proposals created by Giovale Formaggi, Bottega Gamberoni, Piccola Bottega Merenda, Fattoria Pulicaro and Fattoria Faraoni in a dynamic and fun tasting open to all and free. (Find full info here)

Artisans on display at Palazzo Colonna

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Last appointment before summer, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, with Artisans on display in the Coffee House of Palazzo Colonna located in Piazza SS. Apostoli 67, a few steps from Piazza Venezia. It will be possible to purchase creations by selected creatives of high craftsmanship, in particular a selection of fashion accessories dedicated to next summer, in a truly unique and exclusive context, extraordinarily open to the public with free access for the occasion. (Find full info here)

The Farmer’s Market on Tour conquers Cinecittà Est

On Sunday 22 May, the Rome and Castelli Romani Farmers’ market will not take place, as usual, at the Capannelle Hippodrome, but, by popular demand of the citizens of Cinecittà Est, it will debut in the green area at Via di Torre Spaccata 107 , crossing Viale Bruno Pelizzi (behind the Cinecittà studios). Among the market stalls, many tastings of organic and typical products, with Igp, Doc and Dop certification, fruit and vegetables, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, buffalo mozzarella and much more. (Find full info here)

The Last appointment of Orbita, the dance season at the Palladium Theater

On 21 May at the Palladium Theater with the last appointment of Orbita, the dance season directed by Spellbound which intends to map the leading realities of contemporary dance. On stage two works by the choreographer of Serbian origin, but based in Amsterdam, Dunja Jocic, already awarded with the prestigious VSCD Zwaan in 2021, who presents the short film Bird in Rome, directed together with director Marinus Groothof and, in national premiere, The Previous Owner, a show that explores the theme of transhumanism. (Find full info here)

How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam? 4

How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam?

​Rental property listing scams are hard to catch and no one wants to be a victim to this kind of fraud. Arriving in a new city and finding out your rental was a scam leaving you to find something last minute can be frustrating.  Lets try to avoid this! Here are some tips and warning […]

SPID how to get it as an expat without an italian document id only with permesso di soggiorno and codice fiscale no tessera sanitaria

All you need to know about Italian SPID (Public System for Digital Identity)

What is Italian SPID? SPID (Public System for Digital Identity) is the solution that allows the Italian citizens to access all online services of the Public Administration with a single Digital Identity (username and password) that can be used from computers, tablets and smartphones. How do I get an Italian SPID? To obtain SPID you […]

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen 5

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen

If you are planning to live in Italy permanently this blog will help you understand how to register as EU citizen.  First you need  an Italian Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) if you are NOT in Italy you must apply at the Italian Consulate.  If you are in Italy you can apply online agenziaentrate.gov.it With the […]

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale) 6

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale)

The codice fiscale is the Italian tax code which you are required to get, whether you’ll be working or not, the code is essential in Italy. You’ll need it to do many things like opening a bank account to renting or buying property. You can get a codice fiscale at the Italian consultate office or embassy […]

If you are planning to live in Italy permanently this blog will help you understand how to register as EU citizen. 

First you need  an Italian Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) if you are NOT in Italy you must apply at the Italian Consulate.  If you are in Italy you can apply online agenziaentrate.gov.it

With the Italian Tax Code you can rent a long-term apartment with a contract registered in your name. To search for an apartment we recommend the following sites using filters by area and with all parameters. 

The commune will request the following documents to register your residence: 

When you have all the documents you can begin to prepare the declaration of residence to be submitted to the commune. The declaration of residence the documents of the house for rent with proof of registration with all personal documents ( Birth Certificate/ Family Certificate/ Marriage Certificate) Translated & Legalized. 

The declaration of Residence may be submitted in person or by email according to the provisions of the individual municipalities. 

In the declaration of residence you must state whether you are in Italy for work or by own means.  If you are here for work, you must attach proof of employment or proof of means of self-sustenance.

Health insurance registration of Community nationals is required as an attached document.

If you submit the online declaration of residence remember always check if you have signed all the statements and scan all the documentation in one file making sure that the pdf is not a big file. 

The duration of the procedure varies from the Municipality.  Usually faster in smaller Italian towns.


Other services and resources through our network:

All relocation services: Immigration, Citizenship & Visas

• Startup programs and free resources

• Free consultancy for startup

Networking events

• Language exchange & Language lessons

Property search and purchase assistance

• International hosting services


How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam? 18

How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam?

​Rental property listing scams are hard to catch and no one wants to be a victim to this kind of fraud. Arriving in a new city and finding out your rental was a scam leaving you to find something last minute can be frustrating.  Lets try to avoid this! Here are some tips and warning […]

SPID how to get it as an expat without an italian document id only with permesso di soggiorno and codice fiscale no tessera sanitaria

All you need to know about Italian SPID (Public System for Digital Identity)

What is Italian SPID? SPID (Public System for Digital Identity) is the solution that allows the Italian citizens to access all online services of the Public Administration with a single Digital Identity (username and password) that can be used from computers, tablets and smartphones. How do I get an Italian SPID? To obtain SPID you […]

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen 19

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen

If you are planning to live in Italy permanently this blog will help you understand how to register as EU citizen.  First you need  an Italian Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) if you are NOT in Italy you must apply at the Italian Consulate.  If you are in Italy you can apply online agenziaentrate.gov.it With the […]

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale) 20

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale)

The codice fiscale is the Italian tax code which you are required to get, whether you’ll be working or not, the code is essential in Italy. You’ll need it to do many things like opening a bank account to renting or buying property. You can get a codice fiscale at the Italian consultate office or embassy […]

Emmy Yoshida is starting a new co-working club for mums with small children and babies in Rome called Co-workit Mamma Roma. It’s for mums who work from home or remotely and have babies and small children they want some help with while they work. It is a club where everyone pays a small amount per session and a small joining fee and in return you get a desk and collaborate with other mums at work and there will be a play area and babysitters for the children in the room or next door and an area to chat and have coffee together / discuss ideas and have casual meetings.

Would anyone be interested in joining?  The club will be a great way to meet other mums in business and to work without losing out on precious time with your children and also a lovely way for children to socialize and play together!  If you feel this could benefit you and your children please join our new Facebook group  Co-Work It Mamma – Roma

We will be organizing a meet up soon for interested mums who freelance, work remotely and have their own businesses and want the company and support from other mums.

The codice fiscale is the Italian tax code which you are required to get, whether you’ll be working or not, the code is essential in Italy. You’ll need it to do many things like opening a bank account to renting or buying property.

You can get a codice fiscale at the Italian consultate office or embassy in your country before you come, or if you are in Italy you can get it from the Agenzia delle Entrate office. We recommend  that you get it before you come to Italy.

How to applying abroad: Request the “codice fiscale” online by filling out this form and sending it, alongside a copy of your passport and visa, if any, and your permanent address outside of Italy to the following email address: dp.firenze.utfirenze.cf@agenziaentrate.it

How to apply for a tax identification number in Italy: Download this editable Form and you can find instructions on how to fill out this form here.

Remember to print and sign the form, scan and send these documents that are required:

Signed form

• Passport

• Print Date Entry Gate Passport/ Declaration of Presence

• Reason for the Request

As you are ready with all documents you can apply your Italian Tax code directly via email. 

 This is the link where you can find Agenzia delle Entrate email address in your district 

1. Email Subject : Attribuzione Codice Fiscale – Name & Surname

2. Italian Text Email:  Con la presente email per rimettere in allegato la documentazione relativa alla richiesta del Codice Fiscale come in Oggetto. Grazie

Attach your documents and send it. Normally in 2/4 days you’ll receive your document in PDF via email,  fingers crossed. 

 

Other resources: Tax identification number for foreign citizens

 


How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam? 21

How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam?

​Rental property listing scams are hard to catch and no one wants to be a victim to this kind of fraud. Arriving in a new city and finding out your rental was a scam leaving you to find something last minute can be frustrating.  Lets try to avoid this! Here are some tips and warning […]

SPID how to get it as an expat without an italian document id only with permesso di soggiorno and codice fiscale no tessera sanitaria

All you need to know about Italian SPID (Public System for Digital Identity)

What is Italian SPID? SPID (Public System for Digital Identity) is the solution that allows the Italian citizens to access all online services of the Public Administration with a single Digital Identity (username and password) that can be used from computers, tablets and smartphones. How do I get an Italian SPID? To obtain SPID you […]

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen 22

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen

If you are planning to live in Italy permanently this blog will help you understand how to register as EU citizen.  First you need  an Italian Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) if you are NOT in Italy you must apply at the Italian Consulate.  If you are in Italy you can apply online agenziaentrate.gov.it With the […]

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale) 23

How to get tax identification number for foreign citizens (Codice Fiscale)

The codice fiscale is the Italian tax code which you are required to get, whether you’ll be working or not, the code is essential in Italy. You’ll need it to do many things like opening a bank account to renting or buying property. You can get a codice fiscale at the Italian consultate office or embassy […]

Citizens of Non-European countries smart working in Italy are considered to be digital nomads, carrying out a highly qualified work activity, through the use of technological tools that allow them to work remotely:

• autonomously (as a freelance professional, for example);
• as an employee also based outside Italy

RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR DIGITAL NOMADS: THE NEW RULES

THE NEW Law inserts digital nomads and remote workers from non-European countries among the
categories of foreign workers to whom the residence permit can be issued in a simplified way, outside the
quotas provided each year by the decreto flussi.

In fact, some types of highly skilled or specialized workers for their type of activity benefit from it.

Their entry is, however, conditional on the release of a nulla osta that must be requested by the employer
pursuant to the regulation implementing the Single Immigration Text, Legislative Decree No. 286 of 1998.

The new law  within this category – and this is the novelty – also the workers of non-European citizens
who carry out their activity in smart working in Ital. Digital nomads or remote workers, precisely. For them, however, the rules are even less stringent:

• No nulla osta is required;

The residence permit, after obtaining the entry visa, shall be issued for a period of one year, provided that
the holder has the availability of health insurance. Such insurance shall cover all risks in the national
territory. However, the worker must comply with the tax and contribution provisions in force in national
law.

 

RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR DIGITAL NOMADS: HOW TO GET IT

The new Law demands a special Decree of the Minister of the Interior, to be adopted in concert with the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, with that of Tourism and with that of Labour the definition of the modalities and
the requirements for the issuance of the residence permit to the digital nomads.

The text will define the categories of highly skilled workers who qualify for the smart work permit, the
minimum income limits of the applicant, as well as the working arrangements to be carried out.

The residence permit for digital nomads or remote workers may be extended for a maximum of 2 years. Permission will be extended to the whole family.

 

Kick start your digital nomad life in Italy!

If you need more details on how to apply for this visa you can schedule a FREE call with us!

Contact: legal@expatslivinginrome.com 


How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam? 24

How can you tell If a rental property is a Scam?

​Rental property listing scams are hard to catch and no one wants to be a victim to this kind of fraud. Arriving in a new city and finding out your rental was a scam leaving you to find something last minute can be frustrating.  Lets try to avoid this! Here are some tips and warning […]

SPID how to get it as an expat without an italian document id only with permesso di soggiorno and codice fiscale no tessera sanitaria

All you need to know about Italian SPID (Public System for Digital Identity)

What is Italian SPID? SPID (Public System for Digital Identity) is the solution that allows the Italian citizens to access all online services of the Public Administration with a single Digital Identity (username and password) that can be used from computers, tablets and smartphones. How do I get an Italian SPID? To obtain SPID you […]

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen 25

How to register in Italy as a EU citizen

If you are planning to live in Italy permanently this blog will help you understand how to register as EU citizen.  First you need  an Italian Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) if you are NOT in Italy you must apply at the Italian Consulate.  If you are in Italy you can apply online agenziaentrate.gov.it With the […]

 

What is “Decreto Flussi”?

The “Decreto Flussi” (immigration flow) is issued every year and provides for the number of foreign citizens who can enter Italy to carry out non-seasonal, subordinate work, and self-employment. A special “Decreto Flussi” is envisaged for seasonal workers. “Decreto Flussi” visa system works under Legislative Decree 286/98 art. 5, 24, and 26 and DPCM flow 2008.

The 2022 Flows Decree is preparing to find a solution to the great demand for work in the sectors of Agriculture, Tourism and Manufacturing.  You will go from the little more than 30.000 entrances planned last year to about 80.000 for the 2022

The decree is the act that establishes the maximum quota of entries (or regularizations) of non-European Union citizens for reasons of work.  Andrea Orlando, the Minister of Labor stated had already started back in August that “the new decree will guarantee higher entry quotas than in the past (for seasonal and subordinate work and permanent residency)”.

Foreigners will be admitted to Italy for non-seasonal subordinate work in the sectors of freight transport for third parties, construction, and hotel tourism, but also agro-food and manufacturing. An entry fee will be reserved for non-EU workers residing abroad who have participated in professional training and education courses in their countries of origin “.

In Italy construction, agriculture and tourism workers are urgently needed.

For six years the flow decrees have been blocked at 30,850 permits, not one more. They also remained so for 2021, although in the meantime the constraint – set at the beginning of the legislature by the then Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini – of never exceeding the levels of the previous year has been lifted. Almost tripled number that will open the doors of work in Italy to qualified personnel and to those who request them “.

The objective is the inclusion of new qualified personnel.

The Decree expected by the end of December 2021 will allow regular entry into Italy to foreign nationals for reasons of Employment, Self-Employment, Seasonal work, with a request for a permit to stay in Italy.

Decreto Flussi eligible countries

The “Decreto Flussi” system is only for eligible countries. The candidates of the following countries can apply for the visa under “Decreto Flussi” (the list could be changed by the interior ministry of Italy any time before the program announcement):

Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, The Gambia, Ghana, Japan, India, Kosovo, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of North Macedonia, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine and Guatemala.

Considering the criteria used in the previous Decrees, the decisions of the Ministries concerned are still pending. 

Link: Ministero dell’Interno

Looking to live in Italy legally?

Contact us and schedule a FREE call today to discuss your options! legal@expatslivinginrome.com

 

It has been raining a lot these last few weeks in Rome and is there anything better than seeking shelter from the rain in one of the many exhibitions currently on in Rome. Expats living in Rome has curated a top three exhibitions list in Rome for December 2021 for you. 

3. CARAVAGGIO AND ARTEMISIA: THE CHALLENGE OF JUDITH. VIOLENCE AND SEDUCTION IN 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY PAINTING

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A small but fine exhibition, which celebrates the fifty years since the acquisition of Caravaggio’s Giuditta beheading Holofernes by the Italian state. 

This exhibition explores the influence Caravaggio’s work had on other contemporary painters, such as Artemisia Gentileschi and her painting called Judith and Holofernes. 

The exhibition opened on the 26th of November and will run until the 27th of March 2022. 

Tickets: 8€ for adults, 3€ for EU citizens age 18-25, free for under 18 year old.

Where is the exhibition: Palazzo Barberini 

Further information: Barberini Corsini


2. ALL ABOUT BANKSY: EXHIBITION 2

Top 3 exhibitions in Rome in December 2021 27This second exhibition on Banksy features around 250 works from private collections and is described as a new exhibition “to discover everything you can know about the world’s best-known unknown artist”.

Different sections of the exhibition explore the artist’s iconic themes, such as surveillance society, the environment, ecology, politics immigration, children’s rights and many more. 

Some of the works included in this exhibition have never before been exhibited, such as Dismaland and the online store Gross Domestic Product. 

Furthermore, the exhibition includes three videos on the most significant moments of Banksy’s career, including an exclusive and unpublished documentary on the artist’s career. 

Tickets: 15€ (Monday to Friday), 18€ (Saturday to Sunday), 13€ (Special ticket, Monday to Friday from 13.15 to 15.00), 10€ for children from 5 to 10 years old, free admission for children younger than 4 years.

Where is the exhibition: Chiostro del Bramante

Further information:  www.chiostrodelbramante.it 


1. Inferno

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On the occasion of the seven hundredth anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, this exhibition explores the concept of hell and damnation through over two hundred works by different  artists, borrowed from more than eighty major museums and private collections, through the middle ages to the present day. 

The paintings by renowned artists such as Botticelli, Manet and many others are accompanied by the words of Dante’s Divina Commedia and explore terrifying places and visions of hell through medieval scenes to 20th century interpretations. 

The first section explores the origins of Hell in different religions. Other sections explore how Hell can experienced on our planet, such as wars, tragedies and madness. Finally, at the end the exhibition explores the idea of Salvation. 

A fantastic exhibition to learn more about the concept and origins of Hell and its different interpretations over the century not to be missed before the 9th of January 2022. 

Tickets: 13 – 15€

Where is the exhibition: Via XXIV Maggio, 16 (Monti)

Further information: http://scuderiequirinale.it/

 

By Sarah Grunenberg 

#1 Visit the Christmas Markets

Ice skating in December at the Christmas market in the Auditorium Parco della Musica or eating traditional Italian Christmas sweets at Mercatino di Natale di Roma Piazza Caprera 2021.

Rome’s Christmas markets are a joy to behold and the perfect day out for families and friends. 

This year’s Christmas market in Rome, with it’s northern tradition look, you will see the presence of some Nordic chalets type stands.  Piazza Caprera, is one of the most beautiful Umbertine squares in Rome, with it’s enchanted scenery and the magical atmosphere of Christmas. In the evening, the slightly dim lights illuminates the stands.


Without much further ado, here is a list of the top 4 Christmas markets in Rome in 2021:

#1 Natale Auditorium at the Auditorium Parco della Musica 

Let’s ring in the festive season with a visit to the Natale Auditorium. This small but charming Christmas market has over 30 stalls featuring food from various Italian regions, artisan works and hand-crafted gifts. However, the unmissable highlight of this market is without a doubt the ice rink. A perfect day out for some Christmas shopping and a spin on the ice.

Dates: 4 th of December – 6 th of January 2022
Where: Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30 (Parioli)
Further information: Visit website


#2 Christmas Land in Rome

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Every year in December, the Vintage market (known as V-market) turns festive. Christmas Land has truly earned its name with over 200 exhibitors spread out over a space of 6000 square meters. This market has something for everyone: a children’s area (by Tauccine’s bookshop), Buba’s vintage for those who want to go vintage shopping, a farmer’s market with a 0 km policy for foodies and much more.

Entry fee: 3€ (free for children up to 12 years)
Dates: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 December
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm
WHERE: Former Atac Depot in Piazza Ragusa, entrance via Tuscolana 179
Further information:  vintage market roma


3. VILLAGGIO DI NATALE in Cinecittà World

This Christmas village in Cinecittà World is a perfect day out for families. The village opens at 11am with a Christmas show featuring tunes such as Jingle Bells and Christmas carols. Inside the village are many different attractions for the whole family, such as Christmas face painting for the children, a virtual rollercoaster that allows guests to ride on Santa's sleigh to deliver gifts to children all over the world and the ice kingdom, the only indoor snow park in Italy.

From the afternoon until the evening, the most beautiful Christmas film scenes will be projected on a wall of water in the Piazza del Parco. Lastly, at 5pm in theatre one a live musical show will be held to celebrate the most magical time of the year with the whole cast of singers and dancers in the park.

Dates: From the 6 th of November onwards
Opening hours: 11am to 7pm (recommended to arrive before 11am


#4. Mercatino di Natale di Roma Piazza Caprera

This wonderful Christmas market is known for its great selection of traditional Italian Christmas sweets. Piazza Caprera is one of the most beautiful Umbertine squares in Rome with its enchanted scenery and the magical atmosphere of the Christmas market. This year’s market will feature some Nordic chalet type stalls.

Date: TBA


#2 Watch the Nutcracker in the Teatro dell ‘opera 

What would  Christmas be without The Nutcracker at the Teatro dell ‘opera in Rome

A sparkling festive treat for the whole family, the famous ballet composed by Tchaikovsky tells the story of Clara, who is gifted an enchanted nutcracker doll. At the stroke of midnight, a magical adventure awaits Clara and her nutcracker. 

Starting with the first performance on the 19th  of December and running until the 2nd of January 2022, this is an unmissable ballet for the whole family (and a good introduction for young children to the magic of ballet) in the beautiful Teatro Constanci in Rome. 

Tickets (17€ – 75€) can be bought online, on the phone or at the ticket office at the Teatro dell ‘opera. 

More information on where to buy the tickets at: Operaroma.it 


#3 Watch the lighting of the tree on the 8th of December and the Christmas mass at the Vatican 

Every year since 1982 a Christmas tree is decorated (with 600 wooden decorations, handcrafted by Andalo artisans and low energy consumption lighting) and erected on St. Peter’s Square, as part of the Christmas festivities.   

 

The tree itself is donated from all over Europe, with the first one in 1982 hailing from the Alban Hills in Italy, and according to the Vatican is sourced with sustainability in mind. 

Each year a lighting of the Christmas scene takes place in St. Peter’s Square, where the tree and the nativity scene are lit. This years nativity scene, for the first time, comes from the Andes and will feature traditional Chopcca costumes, alpacas, vicunas and the Andean condor, Peru’s national symbol.

This year’s ceremony will take place on December 10th and start at 5pm in the evening. It is recommended to turn up at least an hour early to secure a good spot to watch the lighting of the Christmas scene. 

The Christmas mass in the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica is the most watched Christmas mass around the world and it is truly a spectacle to behold. 

Starting at 9.30pm on the 24th of December and not as the name implies at midnight, it is a free event for the lucky ones, who are able to get a ticket. 

How can you get a ticket? 

 1. Fill out this form. 2. Send it via fax to the following number: +39 06 698 85863 

(The Vatican recommends to request the tickets around two to six months in advance. Those who request less than 6 tickets have a higher chance of approval of their request. Those who need more than 6 tickets, it would be best that you send a letter from your parish or some authority of the church along with the request.) 

1. You will receive a letter from the Vatican confirming, that they have received your request. This is not a ticket confirmation!

2. Head to the Preffetura Office 3-5 days before the mass, between 8 AM to 6 PM, to know the status of your ticket. There you will either receive the tickets or a letter stating that there is no availability.

What to do, if you have not been able to get a ticket? 

Don’t worry you can always try next year and in the meantime, the Christmas midnight mass will be livestreamed on St. Peter’s Square. 

No matter, whether you have tickets for the mass inside the St. Peter’s basilica or are going to watch it outside in the square, arrive early, as it does get crowded.


#4 Christmas nativity scenes 

Christmas nativity scenes have a long tradition in Italy and in December you will be able to find them in about every church and at some of the piazzas around Rome. 

One of the most famous ones is the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square. This year coming from the Andes and featuring traditional Andean elements, such as alpacas, traditional Chopcca costumes and much more. 

Other nativity scenes are on display in Piazza del Campidoglio, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo.

Another exhibition not to be missed is the International Exhibition “100 Presipi” featuring 100 different nativity scenes. Running from the 5th of December to the 9th of January. This free exhibition can be found in the Colonnades of St. Peter’s Square (can’t be missed, there are two big banners showing where the entrance is).


#5  Rome Expats Misfits Christmas Dinner

On Friday December 24th from 19:00 to 23:00, Misfits Christmas Eve Dinner. Cost: €25 a person. Traditional Christmas Dinner & Open bar + deserts! Reservations required via email info@expatslivinginrome.com


Are you in Rome alone for the holidays or Christmas?  

Every year even before the pandemic #RomeExpats here for the holidays come together. If you are here for the holidays then join other Expats & Locals in our WHATSAPP CHAT. Enter chat and introduce yourself and also add which area you are in so others know if they are close by or not. You can suggest a meetup or attend a meetup organized by us or someone in the chat. 

 

By Sarah Grunenberg 

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