If you are a not an Italian speaker and you are about to sign an Italian contract we offer this advice.
You should get the contract translated into your own language or into a language you can fully understand. Prevention is better than cure.
We strongly recommend you to contact your lawyer BEFORE signing any contract and BEFORE making any payment. This is the only way to fully understand the consequences of the contractual relationship you are about to enter and to protect your interests through the inclusion of other conditional clauses.
Regarding rental contracts, for example, it is strongly recommended to register the lease (NB the registration is necessary only for rentals up to 30 days). Under the Italian Law system a non-registered contract is invalid, it doesn’t exist.
Registration of the lease is not only an obligation established by law, it is also a guarantee for those who rent an apartment. In case of non registration, the tenant can’t establish the residency in the apartment, the landlord cannot sue the tenant who refuses to pay the monthly price and the tenant can sue the landlord to get the amount back (but this is not an easy procedure). There are also serious fiscal consequences for the landlord and tenant in case of non-registration. It’s also recommended to make payments by bank transfer and not in cash.
Car insurance in Italy is compulsory for all vehicles, whether they are in circulation or parked on public roads. This mandatory insurance, known as “Assicurazione RC” (Civil Liability Insurance), covers damages that the insured may cause to property or individuals. To obtain an insurance contract, you’ll need the following documents: the car registration book in […]
Italy, a country celebrated for its diverse and delectable cuisine, takes on a whole new culinary dimension in the autumn months. As the leaves change colors and temperatures drop, Italians embrace the bounty of seasonal ingredients to create dishes that capture the essence of fall. Join us on a journey through the regional delights of […]
Do you dream of working for a United Nations (UN) agency? The United Nations offers a diverse range of job opportunities in fields like humanitarian aid, peacekeeping, development, and diplomacy. However, landing a job in a UN agency is a competitive endeavor that requires careful preparation and dedication. In this article, we’ll explore how you […]
When visiting or living in Rome, mastering the city’s public transportation system is essential for a smooth and efficient daily commute. One of the most convenient ways to travel around the city is by using the monthly ATAC transportation pass, which offers unlimited travel within Rome Capitale. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the […]
Buying a car is an exciting endeavor, and in Italy, it comes with its own set of necessary documents to ensure a smooth and legally compliant transaction. Whether you’re a resident or a newcomer to the country, understanding the essential paperwork required can save you time and headaches. Let’s delve into the documents needed to […]
Italy is a treasure trove of picturesque towns and charming villages that can be easily explored by train, offering travelers a delightful blend of history, culture, and stunning landscapes. Here are some of the most beautiful towns in Italy that you can visit by train: Cinque Terre This UNESCO World Heritage site on the Italian […]
Ollolai, located in the center of Sardinia, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and of one of the five places in the world called “blue zones” because a significant part of the population is over 100 years old. Ollolai is the second highest municipality in Sardinia with its 920 meters above sea level. […]
We were recently contacted by an expat working at IFAD for help with a rental scam. It is the first time that we have heard about this kind of con. We would like to warn our community to prevent others from falling into this situation. I was looking for an apartment and found an announcement […]
Foreign driving licenses remain valid for driving across Italy. If you are a resident of Italy, you must convert your driving license (whether European or non-European) within one year of becoming a resident. Failure to do so may result in administrative penalties in case of investigation. To avoid this, it’s advisable to adhere to the […]
Commencing in 2024, travelers from over 60 visa-exempt nations must secure a travel authorization to access most European countries. The ETIAS travel authorization serves as a mandatory entry requirement for visa-exempt nationals visiting any of the specified 30 European nations. This authorization is digitally linked to the traveler’s passport, with a validity of up to […]
American Airlines and GESAC are thrilled to unveil the inaugural non-stop flight from Naples-Capodichino International Airport (NAP) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the airline’s key transatlantic hub. Starting from June 6, 2024, the brand-new route will be operational, ensuring a daily frequency throughout the summer season until October 2024. “We are excited to share the […]
In this article, we are going to provide you with FAQs about obtaining Italian citizenship through marriage and how to apply both in Italy and abroad. Can a spouse of an Italian citizen get Italian citizenship? Yes, a spouse by marriage can obtain Italian citizenship, even if they have not lived in Italy. It is […]
For those seeking to enjoy international movies without the confines of dubbing, Rome has a wonderful selection of theaters to check out: Cinema Barberini Nestled in the heart of Rome’s historical city center, you’ll find Cinema Barberini at Piazza Barberini. This theater, with its luxurious decor and comfy seating, is a haven for cinephiles seeking […]
The Rome Metro Line A will undergo some service modifications in August 2023 to allow for the completion of track renewal works, scheduled for the Christmas holidays. Partial closures of Line A will affect certain sections for a total duration of 14 days, from August 11th to August 24th. During these interruptions, an adequate shuttle bus […]
Italy’s reputation for breathtaking landscapes extends to its enchanting lakes, and we’ve carefully compiled a selection of lakes easily accessible by train. Lake Como Nestled amidst the Lombardy region, invites you to discover charming towns such as Bellagio, Varenna, and Menaggio—each reachable by train. Depending on the area of the lake you wish to explore, […]