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Do you have a dream of living in Italy? Seems like Italy wants you and will even pay you €40.000 to relocate!

 

If you want to move, escape from big cities, this is the right time. In addition to smartworking villages, there are countrysides that also attract people by paying them. This is the case in the town of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, in Abruzzo, which has opened a tender, valid until November 15 for those who want to move and take up residence here for at least 5 years. The closest city is L’Aquila, about half an hour away, but it is still being rebuilt after the earthquake that brought it to its knees. Rome is two hours away, but the Adriatic coast is only an hour and a half away by car!

 

It is a small town surrounded by nature, far from everything and houses for rent are offered at a symbolic price and young people who want to move here, open a business and stay there for at least 5 years are supported with a few tens of thousands of euros. .We are looking for a way to repopulate this medieval village perched on the mountains, at the foot of the Gran Sasso. There are currently 115 residents, but only 13 are under 20 years of age. This is why candidates between 18 and 40 are sought.

 

On the Santo Stefano di Sessanio institutional website it is explained that the project provides for “the granting of a monthly grant for three years up to a maximum of 8000 euros / year, the provision of a house for a symbolic rent and a non-repayable grant, up to a maximum of 20,000 euros, one-off for the start-up of a business. Furthermore, applicants must be resident in Italy, but not in the surroundings of Santo Stefano, and come from municipalities with more than 2000 inhabitants. ”

 

But what kind of activities can be carried out to get these benefits? Also on the website it is explained that the following activities are required: “tourist guides, sports / cultural guides, tourist informants, cleaners, general maintenance workers, drugstore shop operators; farmers for the recovery of local agricultural products and their marketing”. 1500 people have already applied since the announcement came out on October 15, however the administration would like to limit the number for now to about ten people. If you want to apply, there is time until November 15.

 

 

Green light from Palazzo Chigi to the new Dpcm which will come into affect from 26 October until 24 November. Confirmed the closure of bars and restaurants from 6 pm, with the concession of opening for holidays and Sundays

The closure of bars and restaurants from 6pm has remained a fixed point for the government in the new Dpcm signed by the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for the Coronavirus emergency. From the summit at Palazzo Chigi, which ended late at night, the meeting between Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, the party heads of delegation and the Minister for Regional Affairs Francesco Boccia fixed a line under which the government had no intention of going into close negotiations. Governors, who were beating their fists for a closure at 11pm.

Activities that will suffer limitations, from catering to sports facilities, passing through those of the show, the government is evaluating  measures from 1.5 to 2 billion euros. A point on which the governors had fought until the last summit.

 

Recommendations: No guests in the house and unnecessary travels:

In the latest draft circulated on the new Dpcm, which should be in affect on Monday, 26 October until 24 November, the government aims above all to reiterate a series of recommendations on daily life. Starting with the rules to stay at home order, where it is recommended not to have guests. If it cannot be avoided, whether for work or emergency reasons: “a mask is strongly recommended even at homes”.

Another important chapter is that of travel, with a strong recommendation to avoid those outside your municipality, if not for proven reasons of work, study and health. As regards the school, face-to-face teaching is confirmed for elementary and middle schools, but distance teaching “at least” is increased to 75% for high schools.

 

The measures: Stops parties, gyms and fairs. Limits for meals away from home:

For bars and restaurants, therefore, the opening is scheduled from 5 to 18, with table service for up to four people. Takeaway and home delivery is allowed until midnight. It is therefore forbidden to consume food and drinks in the premises and in the vicinity after 6 pm. Although religious ceremonies, such as baptisms and weddings, are not stopped, they are prohibited, thus eliminating the limit of 30 participants in force with the previous Dpcm.

All sports facilities stop, from gyms to swimming pools, but with them also cinemas and theaters. On this point, the governors ask that at least the ski resorts that are just starting the season be excluded.

 

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Coronavirus Italy – New restriction in place, signed October 25

Green light from Palazzo Chigi to the new Dpcm which will come into affect from 26 October until 24 November. Confirmed the closure of bars and restaurants from 6 pm, with the concession of opening for holidays and Sundays The closure of bars and restaurants from 6pm has remained a fixed point for the government […]

Expats taxation in Italy 2020: What you need to know

TAX BENEFITS FOR THOSE WHO TRANSFER THE FISCAL RESIDENCE TO ITALY

Italy is often known for having a high tax rate, and a remarkably complex tax system. Although this is true, for those who are thinking of transferring their tax residence to Italy it will be useful to know that there are very advantageous tax breaks. In fact, depending on the area in which you move […]

Expats taxation in Italy 2020: What you need to know

TAXATION IN ITALY

Many foreigners in Italy have to deal with the tax aspects arising from the application of Italian law. In this article we see the main aspects so that foreigners in Italy know when they must file the return in Italy, and which income must be taxed in Italy. We can distinguish two circumstances: a) Foreigners […]

Italy is often known for having a high tax rate, and a remarkably complex tax system. Although this is true, for those who are thinking of transferring their tax residence to Italy it will be useful to know that there are very advantageous tax breaks. In fact, depending on the area in which you move your tax residence, you can have a tax saving ranging from 70% to 90%.

In this article we see what are the requirements to be eligible for these exemptions.

What incomes are eligible for these exemptions?

The incomes benefiting from these exemptions are of three types:

• Income from employment or income equivalent to employment;
• Income deriving from freelance activities;
• Business income.

What are the conditions that must be met in order to benefit from these tax breaks?

The legislation establishes the following requirements to be able to benefit from the tax breaks:

The tax incentive for “impatriate” workers also applies to all other workers who move their tax residence to Italy when the certain conditions are met. For self-employed workers it is necessary:

• not having been resident in Italy in the 2 tax periods prior to the move and commit to stay for at least 2 years;
• Working mainly within the Italian territory.

Therefore, if you transfer your tax residence to Italy for the first time, and lend your work, or carry out your business mainly in Italy, you may benefit from the exemption of part of your income.

How much is the income exemption for those who transfer their tax residence to Italy?

Depending on where the tax residence is transferred, the benefit for new residents varies. In particular:

• Exemption of 90% of income (therefore only 10% of income will be subject to taxation) for those who transfer their tax residence to the following Regions: Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sardinia, Sicily;
• Exemption of 70% of income (therefore only 30% of income will be subject to taxation) for those who transfer their tax residence to the remaining Regions of Italy.

The tax benefit has a duration of 5 years. After 5 years, ordinary taxation will be applied.

How can I benefit from the exemptions?

There are basically two possibilities to benefit from the exemptions:

• The first, in the event that you have income from employment, a communication can be made to your employer, where you certify that you meet the requirements. In this case, the exemption will be applied directly to the pay slip;

• The second instead provides that the benefit is obtained in the tax return, through the reimbursement prepared by the Revenue Agency.

Dott. Raffaele Marino
Tax Advisors and Chartered Accountant
CEO Studio di Consulenza Marino
marino@consulenzamarino.it
www.consulenzamarino.it

Many foreigners in Italy have to deal with the tax aspects arising from the application of Italian law.

In this article we see the main aspects so that foreigners in Italy know when they must file the return in Italy, and which income must be taxed in Italy.

We can distinguish two circumstances:

a) Foreigners who work in Italy, but who have maintained their tax residence abroad;
b) Foreigners who have transferred their tax residence to Italy

a) Workers in Italy who have not transferred their tax residence to Italy

In the event that a person has moved to Italy for work reasons only, therefore without moving their tax residence to Italy. This generally happens when a person decides to stay in Italy for a limited period of time (for example a few months).

In this case the employer, in the event that it is an employee, will have to apply tax withholdings in the pay slip, which are nothing more than an advance on taxes, which will then be adjusted through the tax return which must be presented the following year.

In some cases, the withholdings that are applied by the employer represent undue taxes, due to the agreements against double taxation stipulated between Italy, and the State where the worker resides. Therefore, the presentation of the tax return represents the instrument for obtaining the reimbursement of these taxes not due, and which have been withheld by the employer.

It should be remembered that the employer issues the Single Certification (CU) at the end of the contract, or by March 31 of the following year. The Single Certification has no income tax return value. It is a document that certifies the income that has been paid to the worker. It should be known that the unique certifications are also communicated by the employer to the Revenue Agency which in this way will be able to verify who has received income in Italy and has not submitted the tax return. Therefore, it is still necessary to submit the tax return, as as mentioned the single certification is a requirement for the employer, and does not free the taxpayer from submitting his own tax return.

b) Foreigners who have transferred their tax residence to Italy

In this case, having transferred the tax residence to Italy, all income must be declared in Italy wherever it is obtained. Therefore, if after having transferred your tax residence to Italy, you continue to have income abroad, for example in your country of origin, these must be declared in Italy following Italian regulations. Incomes earned abroad are generally declared by filling in the RW box of the tax return.

By way of example, the following income / activities must be reported in part RW:

- assets whose income is paid by non-resident persons, including, equity investments or assets of
non-resident persons, foreign bonds and similar securities, Italian government securities and equivalent securities issued abroad, non-representative securities of goods and mass certificates issued by non-residents (including shares of foreign UCIs), foreign currencies, deposits and bank current accounts set up abroad regardless of how they are fed (for example, crediting of salaries, pensions or fees);

- financial contracts entered into with non-resident counterparties, such as loans, swaps, repurchase agreements and securities lending;

- derivative contracts and other financial relationships stipulated outside the state territory;

- precious metals held abroad;

- rights to purchase or underwrite foreign shares or similar financial instruments;

- forms of complementary pension organized or managed by companies and entities governed by foreign law, excluding those required by law;

- life insurance and capitalization policies provided that the foreign company has not opted for the application of the tax replacement and stamp duty and the task of regulating all related flows has not been assigned to an Italian financial intermediary with the investment, with the disinvestment and the payment of the related proceeds;

- Italian financial assets in any case held abroad, for example through foreign trustees or foreign intermediaries, both in safety deposit boxes;

- assets and investments held abroad through entities located in countries other than collaborative countries as well as in entities Italian or foreign legal entities, other than companies, if the taxpayer is the "beneficial owner";

- foreign financial assets.

 

Dott. Raffaele Marino
Tax Advisors and Chartered Accountant
CEO Studio di Consulenza Marino
marino@consulenzamarino.it
www.consulenzamarino.it

 

 

Coronavirus, mandatory mask in Rome also outdoors: the order of the Lazio region is official

Obligatory mask outdoors in Rome and in other cities of Lazio. The President of the Region Nicola Zingaretti signed the ordinance that makes the obligation of the mask official to limit the contagion of cases which, following the spread of coronavirus, has seen a surge.

"Attention must be kept high above all in respect of social distancing", underlined after the daily conference on October 1, the regional health councilor Alessio D'Amato confirming today, together with the Governor of Lazio, the acceleration in the provision that , around 11 am on Friday 2 October, it was signed.

The mask will be mandatory throughout the day "without prejudice to the additional specific security measures provided for in the guidelines and sector protocols in force pursuant to the Ordinance no. 56/2020 and the national provisions in force", explains the Region in the document .

The obligation of outdoor masks "remains excluded for children under the age of six, for people with pathologies incompatible with the use of masks and during exercise and / or sports activity", says new order.

The measure aims precisely to contain the infections, which have risen in the region in recent days, and in particular concerns all those situations in which social distancing is not possible.

The introduction of the obligation to wear a mask arrived before the weekend, thus also containing possible infections in the nightlife areas where gatherings are easily created in front of the clubs and in some areas of Rome and other cities in the province.

After yesterday's data, it should be added, the RT contagion value (the data that estimates the spread of Covid-19) estimated this week is 1.09, i.e. above the limit threshold which is one.

 

Source (in Italian)

 

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The 2003 European Directive on the status of non EU nationals states that a long-term residence permit should be awarded after a person has lived legally in an EU State for an uninterrupted period of five years.  This however depends upon the applicant having a stable and regular source of income, health insurance and (when required by the EU State), having complied with integration measures (he must also not constitute a threat to public security or public policy). If the applicant complies with these conditions, he can receive an EU long-term residence permit, renewable, without expiration and the status of EU long-term resident. The owner of a long-term residence permit receives the same treatment and rights as nationals in many areas: for example, access to employment and self-employment activity; social protection and assistance, move to another State of the Schengen area, etc.

Finally Starbucks in Rome to open in Piazza San Silvestro

It was suppose to be in via Leone IV, in place of the former historic Maraldi bookshop, right in front of the perennial line of the Vatican Museums. Then they talked about Termini station, where the international scope would have justified the brand so global.

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And instead Starbucks will open in Piazza San Silvestro, the square, behind Via del Corso, restored and pedestrianized a few years ago. The store will be built inside Palazzo Marignoli, the same as the Apple Store that is about to also arrive.

The inauguration was in a few months, it seemed all done and instead Covid blocked everything, as well as other brands that were coning to the capital, Five Guys has not yet opened and Pescaria few days ago.

Who will open first? Starbucks or Apple? In any case, in a few months that corner of Rome will totally change its look, inserting two super brands that on the one hand will give Rome the most beautiful Apple Store in Europe, on the other a new space for “The” relaxation break, without having to go to Manhattan to take a geotag selfie.

 

The first Bitcoin Café in Europe opens in Rome

bitcoin Store Downtown Disney in rome 5 unusual places to see wanted in rome romeingIt seems yesterday that there were liras and the day before yesterday there were sestertius (an ancient Roman coin), and instead now in Rome you can pay for a coffee in Bitcoin.

“We wanted to take a traditional environment, like a bar to bring people closer to this innovation” says Antonello Cugusi, founder of Coinbar, the new bar that has been open for a few days in via Barberini.

In the bar you can pay in Bitcoin or in traditional currency, it is a full-fledged coffee, suitable for a quick and frugal break. The design is minimal and elegant, inside the bar you can talk to economic consultants who explain how digital currencies work.


 


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Relocate in Italy and get paid €40k for doing that!

Do you have a dream of living in Italy? Seems like Italy wants you and will even pay you €40.000 to relocate!   If you want to move, escape from big cities, this is the right time. In addition to smartworking villages, there are countrysides that also attract people by paying them. This is the […]

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Coronavirus Italy – New restriction in place, signed October 25

Green light from Palazzo Chigi to the new Dpcm which will come into affect from 26 October until 24 November. Confirmed the closure of bars and restaurants from 6 pm, with the concession of opening for holidays and Sundays The closure of bars and restaurants from 6pm has remained a fixed point for the government […]

Expats taxation in Italy 2020: What you need to know

TAX BENEFITS FOR THOSE WHO TRANSFER THE FISCAL RESIDENCE TO ITALY

Italy is often known for having a high tax rate, and a remarkably complex tax system. Although this is true, for those who are thinking of transferring their tax residence to Italy it will be useful to know that there are very advantageous tax breaks. In fact, depending on the area in which you move […]

Expats taxation in Italy 2020: What you need to know

TAXATION IN ITALY

Many foreigners in Italy have to deal with the tax aspects arising from the application of Italian law. In this article we see the main aspects so that foreigners in Italy know when they must file the return in Italy, and which income must be taxed in Italy. We can distinguish two circumstances: a) Foreigners […]

5 Hidden Streets to Walk in Rome 4Out-of-the-way gems can still be found in the well-trod city

For millennia, Rome's streets and piazzas have been walked and then some—the focal point of the ancient empire's transit network, there's a reason we have the saying, "all roads lead to Rome." As the third most visited city in the EU (after Paris and London), it can seem there are few areas left to be discovered, but if you're willing to look up from the map and stretch your comfort zone, a lesser-known, far more modern version of the city appears. From former Olympic athlete housing to a neighborhood devoted to street art, these are five blocks you won't want to miss.

Piccola Londra

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A few tram stops north of Piazza del Popolo, at the corner of Via del Vignola and Via Flaminia, is the street Via Celentano—though its neighbors never call it that. Instead, it's known as Piccola Londra (Little London), a turn-of-the-century, private road that gives off a Notting Hill-meets-Mary-Poppins vibe. Stop by this stretch to see the colorful, immaculate homes and to marvel at how this haven ever came about.

Quartiere Coppedè

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In the city's northeast Trieste neighborhood, there is an early-1900s enclave called the Quartiere Coppedè of whimsical architecture by Florentine architect Gino Coppedè. Marble and metal ornaments like spiders, sea horses, and lizards decorate rustic Craftsman-style houses and buildings, which are painted with modern frescoes and beautiful patterns. It looks like a page from a fairy tale.

EUR

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The EUR neighborhood, a fifteen-minute drive southwest of the city center, may be well-known but it hardly gets the foot and photo traffic it deserves. Originally designed for the 1942 World Exposition by architect Marcello Piacentini in the late 1930s and finished in the early 1950s, its is a snapshot of a would-have-been Rome, with monumental travertine buildings, palaces, and piazzas of Rationalist architecture. Be on the lookout for the Square Colosseum, a stark white minimalist nod to its 2,000-year-old counterpart.

Villaggio Olimpico

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Built as prototype athlete housing for the 1960 Olympics in Rome, the Villaggio Olimpico(Olympic Village) is one of Rome's planned modern neighborhoods, with duplex stilt building, sweeping piazzas, cinemas, pharmacies, and shops—albeit for temporary use. Now fully residential and permanent, its bare modernist architecture fits right in with the surrounding area, a newly developing cultural and architectural mecca that includes PierLuigi Nervi's Pantheon-like Palazzo dello Sport, Renzo Piano's 21st century, futuristic Auditorium and Zaha Hadid's MAXXI museum.

Quadraro

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Probably one of the best places to get lost, if you can find it. The outer limits Quadraroneighborhood (in Rome's southeast periphery), is a micro-state all about street art. Artists including Gary Baseman,Alice PasquiniJim Avignon and Diavu have covered its exterior walls to create an open-air museum, and more continue to add to it.

Erica Firpo is based in Rome and writes about Italy for Travel & Leisure. Follower her on TwitterandInstagram

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Every First Sunday of the month all museums are free in Rome.

What to visit? Which museums are free? Here is the full list of free state and civic museums in Rome you can visit for free on the 1st Sunday of every month!

Free Museums in Rome, every first Sunday of the month

Before making a visit, it is best to call the museum to see if it is open.

The 'Musei gratuiti a Roma' event does not always include a visit to the exhibitions in progress, for which the special charge may remain in force.

 

List of free state museums offering free entrance 

MUSEUMS AND STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL sites

- Colosseo e Foro Romano / Palatino (ingresso contingentato)
- Museo nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano)

- Galleria Borghese (sempre obbligatoria la prenotazione)

- Museo nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
- Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna
- Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi - Museo H.C. Andersen

- Galleria nazionale d'Arte Antica Palazzo Barberini
- Galleria nazionale d'Arte Antica Palazzo Corsini
- Galleria Spada

- Museo nazionale di Palazzo Venezia
- Museo nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo (ingresso contingentato)

- Museo nazionale d'Arte Orientale "G. Tucci" - Museo nazionale Preistorico Etnografico "L. Pigorini"
- Museo nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari
- Museo nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo
- Museo nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
- Terme di Caracalla - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
- Villa dei Quintili
- Santa Maria Nova sull'Appia Antica
- Villa di Livia a Prima Porta
- Area archeologica di Veio

- Scavi di Ostia Antica
- Museo Ostiense
- Castello di Giulio II
- Area archeologica del Porto di Traiano

- Villa Adriana a Tivoli
- Villa d'Este a Tivoli

Don't forget on the last Sunday the Vatican Museums are free! More info here.

All you need to know to obtain a driver’s license in Italy

Information on driving permits in Italy with details on applying for a learner’s license and registering for an Italian driving test.

The Italian driving license can be obtained after finishing a driver’s education course and passing a two-stage test: a theory test and a road test. An elementary-school diploma is also required to obtain a valid driver’s license.

In Italy, the driving license is a governmental right given to those who request a license for any of the categories they choose. It is required for every type of motorized vehicle. The minimum age to obtain a driving license is as follows:

–> 16 years for a motorcycle of 125cc with a limit of motor power of 11 kW; a quadricycle motor (cars with a weight of 400 kg – 550 kg if it is for freight transport) and a motor power not exceeding 15 kW)

–>  18 years for a car or a motorcycle without a limit for the engine cylinder capacity and a limit of motor power of 35 kW

–> 21 years for minibuses, three-wheelers without a limit of motor power, and cargo vehicles

–> 24 years for motorcycles without limits of motor power; buses

The so-called “patentino” (small driving license) was an Italian license given to young people with a minimum age of 14 years. This license permitted teenagers to drive scooters and “micro-cars” (small cars with a maximum motor power of 4 kW and a maximum speed of 45 km/h). In 2013, this was replaced with a new category of driver’s license.

Anyone found driving without a valid driving license may be subject to a fine. Car drivers in Italy must be at least 18 years of age, but licenses exist for residents under the age of 18 who wish to drive a moped.

Getting a Car Driving License in Italy

In order to obtain the Patente B a person must be at least 18 years old and be in suitable physical condition (a medical certificate is required for eyesight, mental health and physical condition).

The process for obtaining an Italian driver’s license is:

–> Pass a theory test (multiple choice, in Italian)

–> Obtain a learner’s permit (foglio rosa)

–> Practice driving

–> Pass a practical driving test (road test with instructor and examiner)

The Learner’s Permit

Learner’s permits must be applied for at the nearest Provincial Office of Motor Vehicles (Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile), which will issue the learner’s license. The foglio rosa is valid for a period of five months, and can be applied for by learners on the day after they reach the minimum age for the license category.  This means that a Patente B cannot be granted on the applicant’s eighteenth birthday, for example: it can only be granted the day after.

Requirements may vary from office to office, but in general, the following must be submitted:

–> Completed form MC 2112 MEC (available from Motorizzazione Civile offices)

–> Medical Health Certificate stating the applicant is of sound health and mind (provided by an authorised doctor)

–> Valid photo identification

–> At least one photocopy of an existing licence (if applicable)

–> Proof of residency (Permesso/Carta di Soggiorno) and photocopy

–> Three passport photographs that match the photograph on the medical certificate, not more than 6 months old.

–> Application fee

Learning to Drive in Italy

The learner’s permit allows the holder to practice driving only while accompanied by a person no older than 60 years old (if practising using a dual-control vehicle, the accompanying driver may be no older than 65 years old). The accompanying driver must have held a valid licence for at least 10 years in the category the driver will be tested for.

Practice vehicles must be marked on the front and back with a vertically and clearly displayed uppercase black letter “P” (principiante) against a reflective white background, indicating to other drivers that the driver is a novice.

Learner drivers may not drive on the Autostrada and may face a fine of €78 euros if they practice in a busy area.

Most learner drivers opt to take lessons with a licensed driving school for several reasons: instructors can coach students on questions likely to be encountered on the test; and the practical test must be done on a dual-control vehicle, which can be provided by the school for practice and for the practical exam. Otherwise, the test taker must hire a dual-control car and insurance must be obtained before the practical test can be taken. Hired dual-control vehicles can only be rented for driving tests and cannot be used for practice.

The Theory Exam

The theory exam consists of forty true or false questions that test knowledge of the Highway Code (Codice della Strada). As of January 2011, it is only possible to take the theoretical tests in Italian.  There are two exceptions: in the Valle d’Aosta the test may be taken in French, and in South Tyrol the test may be taken in German. Learner’s books with test questions are available at bookshops in Italian only; some driving schools may have English translations for sale.

The foglio rosa allows the learner to take three driving tests in total, and two of any one type: for instance, if a driver passes the theory test the first time, they have two chances to complete the practical exam; if they fail the theoretical test twice, the foglio rosa is no longer valid and another must be obtained.

–> The documents required may vary, but in general, Motorizzazione Civile offices will request:

–> Completed form TT 2112

–> Tax code (Codice Fiscale)

–> Valid photo identification

–> Proof of residency (Permesso/Carta di Soggiorno) and photocopy

–> Two passport photographs that match the photograph on the medical certificate, not more than 6 months old

–> Photocopies of any other driving licences the applicant possesses

–> Application fee

The Practical Exam

The practical driving test is usually taken after a period of practice although this is not obligatory for drivers carrying a foreign licence.

At the practical exam, the following documents are required:

–> Photo identification

–> Proof of vehicle insurance (and photocopy)

–> For foreigners, a Permesso/Carta di Soggiorno (and photocopy)

The practical driving test must be undertaken in a dual-control vehicle (unless the driver is disabled and requires hand controls). If a driver passes the practical test in an automatic transmission, dual-control vehicle (which are extremely uncommon), they will be restricted to driving only automatic vehicles thereafter.

If the driver fails the practical exam, the medical certificate, proof of payment and photos will be returned to them so they may be presented again at the retest.

After successfully completing the practical exam, the Italian licence will be issued on the spot.

Moped Licence

To drive a moped or motorcycle of 50cc and under, the driver must be at least 14 years old.  After passing an exam, the driver will carry a category AM licence. This replaced the Certificato di idoneità, also known as the Patentino, in January 2013. A short training course at a local driving school must be completed before taking the exam.  As of January 2013, this exam can no longer be taken at local state schools.

While a 14 year old can drive a category AM vehicle in Italy, they must reach 16 years if age before doing so in most other EU countries. Those only eligible to drive category AM vehicles cannot carry passengers.

While the minimum age in Italy for category AM vehicles is 14, most other European states only allow AM vehicles to be driven at the age of 16.  This is still the case if the holder of an AM licence drives in another EU country.

 

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