Workation Italy

Travel Guide for Remote Work in Italy

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Essentials

⭐ Rating Excellent (4,15/5)
πŸ’Έ Cost of living $1448 p/m for locals (Calculate your costs)
🧳 Best time to travel April, May , June, October

⌚ Time difference0 hours (UTC)
πŸ“Ά Internet speed61 mb/s – Very Fast
πŸ’‰ Recommended travel vaccinationsHepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, and Tick-borne Encephalitis
🧭 Travel Advice (U.S. Department of State)🟨 Exercise Increased Caution

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πŸ–οΈ Great destination forπŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure | πŸ–οΈ beach | 🎨 culture | πŸ₯Ύ trekking&walking | 😎 great for singles | 😎😎 great for couples | 🚼 child-friendly
😊 Quality of lifeExcellent (3.5/5)
πŸ›‘οΈ SafetyNot Bad (2.7/5)
πŸ’Š HealthcareGood (3.3/5)
πŸ’» # coworking spaces
🦜 Locals speakItalian

Is Italy a good place to work remotely

With its rich ancient history, vibrant culture, welcoming attitude, relaxed lifestyle, and universally loved cuisine, Italy is an excellent choice for your workation.

Italy caters to both business and pleasure, with a rising number of co-working spaces available in most major towns. When it comes to fun and adventure, Italy offers an abundance of places to explore, and even a year of travel wouldn’t be enough to cover them all.

One of the significant advantages of Italy as a workation destination for Dutch citizens is the familiarity combined with a distinct cultural experience. The convenience of using the Euro and the lack of a significant time difference will make you feel at home. However, navigating traffic and dealing with bureaucracy can be overwhelming at times.

The expat community in Italy is thriving, so you will never feel alone. However, this popularity comes with some drawbacks. Many cities are overcrowded, chaotic, and face pollution issues. If you want to avoid these challenges, choosing a smaller town or rural area for your residency might be a better option.

Rental prices in Italy are affordable, although not extremely cheap. According to Numbeo, a one-person rental apartment in Rome can range from 720 euros to 1071 euros, depending on its proximity to the city center. It’s important to note that Rome is one of the most expensive cities in Italy due to its popularity among tourists. Other cities like Palermo offer more budget-friendly options, with rents ranging from 350 euros to 500 euros.

However, finding suitable accommodation can be challenging in Italy. Most landlords expect long-term commitments of at least three years, and even short-term rentals typically last around 18 months. This can present difficulties for foreigners searching for accommodation.

Dining out in Italy is a delightful experience and one of the greatest pleasures in the country. You can feel like royalty here. In Sicily, you can enjoy a whole three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant for just 50 euros. While dining out in Milan may be more expensive, it is still more affordable compared to the Netherlands.

Italy has a well-developed and versatile public transport system. Trains are the most efficient and cost-effective way to travel, offering stunning landscapes along the way. Additionally, buses, metros, trams, and ferries are also reliable modes of transportation.

Motorbikes are a popular means of short-distance travel in Italy. You’ll see them everywhere, even in places where they might not be expected. If you’re comfortable with navigating through bustling traffic and feeling adventurous, consider renting a motorbike. After all, the Vespa is an iconic symbol of the Italian lifestyle.

If you have more luggage or prefer a more stable mode of transportation, renting a car is a safer alternative.

Things to do

Culture Immerse yourself in the rich history and art of Italy by visiting iconic landmarks like the Colosseum in Rome or the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Dining Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine by trying regional specialties such as Neapolitan pizza in Naples, gelato in Florence, and fresh seafood in Venice.
Sights Take a gondola ride through the picturesque canals of Venice or hike up Mount Vesuvius for breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples.
Entertainment Experience the passion of Italian opera by attending a performance at La Scala in Milan or the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.
Shopping Get lost in the narrow streets of Florence and shop for high-quality leather goods, beautiful ceramics, and unique handmade jewelry.
Outdoor Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast by hiking the Path of the Gods or lounging on the beautiful beaches of Positano and Ravello.
If you want to dive deeper into these experiences, TripAdvisor is your guide to discover more.

Best places to stay for digital nomads

Rimini

Italy 4.7/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 abundant coworking spaces
  • β˜€οΈ temperate climate
πŸ–οΈ beach 🎨 culture 🏜️ desert and more
$1395 / month View

Cagliari

Italy 4.5/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • β˜€οΈ temperate climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure πŸ–οΈ beach 🎨 culture and more
$1436 / month View

Genoa

Italy 4.5/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά slow wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • 🌴 tropical climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure πŸ–οΈ beach πŸŒ„ mountains and more
$1437 / month View
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