Expatriate insurance in Italy

The 5th most visited country in the world, Italy has also become one of the leading countries of immigration in the European Union. The country's cultural richness, gastronomy and mild climate attract foreign workers from all over the world. In this article, we offer you some practical information to help you settle in Italy. It's also advisable to take out expatriate health insurance to cover your healthcare costs throughout your expatriation to Italy.

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Thinking of moving to Italy? Italy is a destination that seduces travelers with its rich cultural heritage, exquisite cuisine and magnificent landscapes. Before you leave, it’s essential to take out the right international health insurance to guarantee comprehensive medical coverage in case of need. At Mondassur, we understand that every traveler has unique requirements when it comes to health protection, which is why we offer a wide range of insurance contracts that can be customized to meet your specific needs while respecting your budget.

Expatriate insurance Italy Gold Nomad Expat

Our policy with good levels of cover, suitable for your expatriation to Italy.



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Expatriate Insurance Italy Gold Expat Access

Economical international health insurance tailored to your expatriation plans.



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Expatriate insurance Italy Gold Expat Safe

Health insurance with a good cover/price ratio. It offers effective cover against accident and illness.



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Expatriate insurance Italy Gold Expat Premium

Our most comprehensive expatriate health insurance plan in Italy.



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Any questions? Need advice?

Working in Italy

Fluent Italian is a major asset when it comes to finding a job in Italy. If this is not the case, we should at least understand and be able to make ourselves understood by the Italians.
The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Italy helps both companies to find bilingual or trilingual candidates and candidates to find employment in Italy.

Enrolling your children in school in Italy

In Italy, the French school network comprises 6 establishments. Scholarships may be awarded to children from French families who do not have sufficient resources to cover their school fees.

French schools in Italy include the Lycée Victor Hugo in Florence, the Lycée Stendhal in Milan, the Ecole Alexandre-Dumas in Naples, the Institut Saint-Dominique in Rome, the Lycée Chateaubriand in Rome, and the Lycée française Jean-Giono in Turin.

Accommodation in Italy

It’s a good idea to start your accommodation search on the Internet (Pagine Gialle, Bakeca, Kijiji, Subito, etc.) to get an idea of market prices. Otherwise, rely on classified ads in local newspapers and real estate agencies. The latter can be extremely useful, as they’re always up to date with what’s new on the market. However, costs are high, with VAT of up to 21% on the price. It is strongly recommended that you meet the owner in person before making a commitment, at least if you are already on site. Ideally, you should try to sign a rental contract before you move out, or take out short-term accommodation.

How much does it cost to live in Italy?

The cost of living in Italy is 8% lower than in France. On the other hand, local purchasing power is 10% lower. Electricity, gas and telephone rates are higher than in France.

Driving in Italy

Driving in Italy is a bit sporty, and nobody respects the highway code. It’s compulsory to turn on your lights, day and night, and your vehicle must be equipped with a first-aid kit.
Historic city centers are often closed to traffic, but there are free parking lots on the outskirts of towns. Parking spaces with blue lines are subject to a charge, yellow ones are reserved for residents and white ones are free.

Hygiene and eating habits in Italy

No hygiene problems in restaurants, markets or stores. Tap water is safe to drink. Meals are taken at the same times as in France, at 1pm for lunch and 8pm for dinner.
Restaurants are quite expensive. The trattorias are more affordable, while the Osteria offers fewer dishes and is more like a bar. There are, of course, pizzerias offering traditional wood-fired pizzas if you look hard enough.
Small local shops and markets still exist in Italy. Supermarkets are rarer than in France and are located on the outskirts of towns.

Choosing health insurance in Italy

Taking out international health insurance is an important formality, particularly for Italy. For expatriates, there are two categories of health insurance: so-called “1st euro” health insurance and international health insurance in addition to the Caisse des Français à l’Etranger (CFE). Depending on your profile and criteria, we can present you with different packages tailored to your needs. So don’t hesitate to contact us and ask for our advice – we’ll be delighted to hear from you! What’s more, if you wish, you can get an immediate free quote online.

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