Buongiorno! Expatriates looking for a true taste of Italian lifestyle, with its impressive architecture and fine cuisine, can find all of this within the beautiful city of Reggio Emilia, nicknamed the ‘Città del Tricolore’ and located in Northern Italy. Northern Italy is a lot cooler in temperature than the south, and the quaint city of Reggio Emilia is a lot less busy than the major cities that the tourists flock to each and every year. Due to the high quantity of Catholic Italians, Reggio Emilia is home to numerous religious buildings, all with the traditional feel of the Italian Catholicism. Expats living in Reggio Emilia will also find that the city is home to the Piazza Prampolini, the Piazza San Prospero and the Teatro Municipale, all surrounded by beautiful landscapes with copious amounts of wine and things to see and do. However, expats in Reggio Emilia can nevertheless benefit from joining InterNations. Our private correspondence, discussion groups or forums allow expats living in Reggio Emilia to get in touch with fellow expatriates in the area and around the world, in order to network, socialize or maybe even gain more information on this beautiful city.
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The housing opportunities available in Reggio Emilia are a combination of modern styles and the typical Italian feel. For those with money to spare, the Italian housing market offers impressive country homes, with lots of space and land, overlooking the beautiful landscape, on the outskirts of the city. For those with a tighter budget or who just want to be in the midst of city life, there are plenty of smaller places and apartments to buy and rent within the Reggio Emilia itself. An expatriate moving to Reggio Emilia who is members of the European Union will find that their relocation is a simple enough procedure. If you are hailing from outside the European Union, for example America, then there is slightly more to do but the proceedings are nevertheless simple enough to conduct, just be careful that you obtain all the right visa and permission to work. The InterNations content-section and our community members can help you with this, offering valuable advice on moving to Italy and various expatriation relevant topics.
As an expat, receiving an income is one of the most vital aspects of relocating to a new country and the Italian system is not so simple. Prior to the employment of foreigners, they must have passed through a system with the approval of the Italian labor authorities. However, if successful, there are copious amounts of websites catered to finding work within Reggio Emilia for a variety of different professions, from nannies to doctors, to shop assistants and spa workers. Work may occasionally be competitive with Italians looking for similar jobs, however, if you possess a skill set that they require and if you are able to speak Italian to at least some level then it shouldn’t be too difficult to find something that you are suited to. And joining InterNations in order to network with fellow expatriates and taking part in our lively discussion groups on, for example, jobs and professions can help make your start into an expat life spend working in Reggio Emilia easier, too.