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  • How to recover a credit from your Italian debtor
    How to recover a credit from your Italian debtor
    HOW TO RECOVER A CREDIT FROM YOUR ITALIAN DEBTOR  You provided a service, or you sold goods to an Italian company or privite citizen, but you have not been paid although the payment term has expired. Or maybe you just received a down payment and now...
  • Happy Easter from Vademecum Italia!
    Happy Easter from Vademecum Italia!
    Happy Easter from Vademecum Italia! Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailPrint...
  • PEC: what is it, why should you need a PEC address, and how to get one
    PEC: what is it, why should you need a PEC address, and how to get one
    PEC stands for posta elettronica certificata which means “certified email”. A certified email guarantees legal certainty of the sender’s identity, of the date and time of sending and receiving the email, and of its content. You can use it to officially write and send documents to the Italian public...
  • Registry of Italians Residing Abroad (A.I.R.E.)
    Registry of Italians Residing Abroad (A.I.R.E.)
    The Registry of Italians Residing Abroad (A.I.R.E.) contains personal information of Italian citizens who reside abroad for a period of more than 12 months. It is a citizen’s right/duty to enroll in the A.I.R.E.. It is a prerequisite for use of certain services provided by diplomatic...
  • How to get an Italian mobile phone number
    How to get an Italian mobile phone number
    Foreigners who intend to stay in Italy for a short vacation or for a longer period of time, can get an Italian mobile phone number (rechargeable sim card) just by going to one of the mobile phone company stores (e.g. Tim, Vodafone, Wind, Tre, Fastweb) with a valid...
  • Eat like an Italian: FAQ
    Eat like an Italian: FAQ
    There is a lot of useful information that can help tourists who want to eat at an Italian ristorante or pizzeria. For example, it’s advisable to reserve a table, it’s not necessary to leave a tip, it’s possible to smoke inside the restaurant only if there is a...
  • Eat like an Italian: meal times
    Eat like an Italian: meal times
    Usually Italians have breakfast between 7 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., lunch between 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m., and dinner between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.. The majority of Italian restaurants/pizzerias, etc., respect these hours and, therefore, will stop serving food after 2.30/3 p.m. and again after 11.30 p.m. Supermarkets and local food stores...
  • Eat like an Italian: breakfast
    Eat like an Italian: breakfast
    The majority of Italians love to have breakfast at a “bar”, pastry shop, or at home! A classic Italian breakfast at a “bar” or pastry shop is caffè espresso (or cappuccino) and croissant. At an Italian home you will probably find cookies, croissants, toasted bread with jam, bread with nutella...
  • Trenitalia and Italo: Italian high-speed trains
    Trenitalia and Italo: Italian high-speed trains
    In Italy, there are two main train companies that allow passengers to travel throughout the Country. One is Trenitalia (Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane) and the other one is Italo (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori). The two companies are more or less equivalent as far as quality and number of...
  • Drinking in Rome by night
    Drinking in Rome by night
    Rome City Council issued an Ordinance that prohibits the sale and consumption of alcohol at night in certain areas of the City, which will be in effect from July 7 until October 31, 2017. Consumers who violate the Ordinance will be subject to fines of € 150. Drinking in Rome...
  • Hammer Justice
    The residence permit, the expulsion of foreigners, and Italian citizenship: recent Italian case law
    NEW JUDGMENTS!!! Italian Courts have recently established some important principles concerning, among others, the residence permit, the expulsion of foreigners, Italian citizenship, the request for political asylum, the entitlement to social security allowance, the jurisdiction in case of international sale of goods, and crimes committed in international waters. The...
  • English speaking schools in Italy
    English speaking schools in Italy
    Foreigners who live in Italy can choose among many English speaking schools. It is not possible to say with certainty if they have a lower or higher level of education compared to Italian schools. Therefore, it is important to know what the student would like to...
  • Air transportation: latest judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU
    Air transportation: latest judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU
    With reference to Air Transportation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has recently established some important principles concerning, for example, the concepts of ‘arrival time’, ‘denied boarding’, ‘cancellation’, ‘extraordinary circumstances’, ‘all reasonable measures’, ‘damage’, ‘compensation’, and of ‘time-limits for bringing actions for compensation’. 1)...
  • Meeting people in Rome
    Meeting people in Rome
    Meeting people in Rome and making friends may not be easy straightaway but there are many places to gather and friendships to be made. The clubs, associations, and churches listed below are good meeting points for people arriving in Rome who do not know the language and...
  • Emergency and other useful phone numbers
    Emergency and other useful phone numbers
    Here follows a list of emergency and other useful phone numbers anyone can call from a mobile or landline phone. For those who do not speak Italian we suggest asking your neighbours or those around you to make the call, if possible. It is very important to provide...

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