Dreaming of Italy? An excellent opportunity is coming soon!!!
Italy plans to introduce a 'digital nomad visa' for non-Eu workers. Digital nomads are defined as highly qualified workers who work remotely for a non-Italian company, either freelance or as an employee. The ‘Digital nomad visa' would allow remote workers to legally live and work in Italy for up to a year, and it can be extended to close family members!
The Italian government has not yet specified the requirements needed to apply for the digital nomad visa, including which professional categories will be considered “digital nomads”, and what income requirements they’ll need to meet. The visa would last for a year and workers would have to purchase health insurance, find accommodation (buying or renting a place), comply with Italian tax, and have a clean criminal record.
Forbes notes 25% of all professional jobs in North America are currently remote, and predicts this amount will increase through 2023.
Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country. In Italy, you can find art, history, culture, food, fashion, ancient structures, the seas, the mountains, green, rolling Tuscan hills, rocky and stunning cliffs over crystal waters, cultural heritage sites, Greek ruins, cannoli, pasta, the perfect espresso, and much, much more... Living in Italy will be about 30% cheaper than what it costs to live in a major city in the United States. You can find lovely houses to buy at a very affordable price (and you can easily Airbnb them when your visa expires, and come back regularly for 3 months at a time, assuming you don’t renew the visa). The food is amazing everywhere, and you can easily visit all of Italy and Europe bytrain, car, and low cost flights, with extremely short travel times.