A valuable guide for those retiring to Italy

  • Guidance on getting your pension overseas
  • Settling in tips and support options
  • Healthcare in Italy and how to claim it
  • Plus, much more valuable information

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  • Guidance on getting your pension overseas
  • Settling in tips and support options
  • Healthcare in Italy and how to claim it
  • Plus, much more valuable information

What’s included in the guide?

  • Residency and visasVisa options and the 90-day rule explained
  • Manage your financesState or private pension, setting up a bank account and more
  • Claiming healthcareUnderstanding local and national healthcare requirements
  • Making the most of your new lifeMaking friends, discovering experiences and getting involved
  • Cost for buying a property in ItalyAdvice on buying or renting with reputable estate agent and solicitor
  • Currency exchangeThe importance of planning ahead in a volatile economy

Get your FREE guide to retiring to Italy and gain access to the full resources we offer to successfully buy a property overseas

Everything you need to make your retirement a success

1. Find a property

Search on our property portal, read the latest news and see the hottest properties

2. Speak to the experts

Get your questions answered by our friendly UK-based property consultants and trusted experts

3. Get your finances in place

Avoid losing money on your property purchase

Visa & residency FAQs

How much does it cost to apply for a visa?

The Schengen visa (short stay) fee is €80 for adults and €40 for children aged 6-12. The application is free for children under 12.

I wish to reside in Italy, which visa do I need?

If you wish to stay in Italy for over 90 days, you must apply for a Long-Stay Italy visa, regardless of the reason. It’s also known as a D-Visa or National Visa. The most common long-stay visa is The Italy Work Visa, however there are others for different situations.

Where can I apply for an Italian visa?

You can apply for an Italian visa at the Italian Embassy, a visa application centre and sometimes, at the representation of another Schengen country to which Italy has outsourced visa applications to.

Download our full guide to discover the answer to more common visa questions

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