Live, Work & Travel in Italy

| advert | Stay Free as a House Sitter. The Win Win for Pet Lovers That Travel

Top Sites

Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary - If you don't mind being surrounded by up to 300 cats this cat sanctuary in Rome would welcome a hand. English speakers are in demand as guides to show around tourists or there are cleaning and administrative duties to fulfil. Volunteers pay their own costs and housing is available in the form of an apartment room for around $450.

Living in Italy - Information and resources for finding and enjoying a home in Italy.

Work on a Cruise Ships

 

Employment in Italy

Employers, Agencies & Placement Services

English Communication School - Qualified native English teachers sometimes employed in Malta. There is a short form on the website to register your interest in careers or internships.

Interski Snowsport School - Every winter, Interski employ a team of 45+ seasonal workers to ensure the smooth running of their overseas operation, based in the Aosta Valley in Northern Italy. The recruitment process normally begins in May.

Roger Walker Travel - A travel group with several brands concentrating on Italy. Employment information is available and they were looking for nannies and ski instructors when we visited the site.

Union Lido | Bolero Holidays - We couldn't find any employment information on their website so perhaps it is best that we reproduce the information they sent to us: "Work for Bolero Holidays at the Union Lido holiday park in Italy, near Venice. Looking for competent hard-working individuals to work as a courier / rep for a very well established and well respected company. Some kids duty work might be required, will need to be fully police checked prior to employment. Season runs from late March until Early October. Accommodation provided, weekly salary. Send your CV to our email address, quote OverseasJobCentre."

Employment Resources for Finding Work in Italy

Advice & Useful Sites for Finding Work 

Courmayeur.com - Ski resort.

Gap Year & Voluntary Work in Italy

Unpaid Positions & Adventure

Art History Abroad - AHA take students, aged 18 to 25, on six week courses travelling through Venice, Verona or Bologna, Florence, Siena or Perugia, Rome and Naples to see many of the greatest achievements in art, architecture and sculpture that Italy has to offer. Summer courses are also available as is a scholarship for the winner of an essay competition.

Birdlife Malta - Self funding boat or site based volunteer work available. One week minimum stay.

Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici - A non profit cultural organisation specialising in prehistoric and tribal art. There are a few fixed roles for skilled volunteers. Volunteers of all nationalities, able to read, write and speak reasonable English are accepted.

Parks.it - A portal about national parks and marine protected areas in Italy. There is a link to volunteer work at the bottom of the front page but on the English version of the site it doesn't go anywhere.

Perugia Farmhouse - Work exchanges with this backpacker friendly B & B, can be found through Workaway and HelpX.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci - Learn Italian in Rome, Milan, Florence and Siena. Also music, cultural and art, fashion and design courses available.

Spannocchia Foundation - The Spannocchia Foundation was formed with the intent of supporting conservation, research, and education at the Tenuta di Spannocchia, an 1100 acre organic agricultural estate in central Tuscany. Internships on the farm or in guest services are offered and a small number of volunteers can take part in winter volunteer work. The foundation also sponsors a variety of cultural and environmental education programmes mostly concentrating on painting and sketching or food and wine.

Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary - If you don't mind being surrounded by up to 300 cats this cat sanctuary in Rome would welcome a hand. English speakers are in demand as guides to show around tourists or there are cleaning and administrative duties to fulfil. Volunteers pay their own costs and housing is available in the form of an apartment room for around $450.

WWOOF Italy - Discover Italy by volunteering on organic farms.

Living in Italy

Real Estate and Resources for Staying Long Term

Casa.it - Search for a home in Italy. In Italian.

Casa Travella - Estate agency founded in 1987 to make buying in Italy easier.

Dhalia Real Estate Services - Established in 1962, Dhalia claims to be the leading real estate organisation in Malta and Gozo with a network of ten offices around Malta and over 80 experienced property consultants.

Expats in Italy - Help for those planning a move to Italy and for those that have already done so. Includes some advice for working and teaching English in the country.

Italian Network - Estate agent with offices across Italy.

Live in Rome - You can find classified ads and info all about Rome as well as information on forthcoming events, a shopping guide, suggestions for excursions and the eat and drink section.

Living in Italy - Information and resources for finding and enjoying a home in Italy.

Venice Estates - A range of services for buying a home in Venice.

Travelling in Italy

Accommodation & Getting Around

PrimeItaly.com - A travel guide that also covers some aspects of living in Italy.

SeeItalia.com - Launched in December 2005, seeitalia.com aims to provide potential travellers to Italy with advice through unique travel articles, photography and city and region guides.

Other Useful Italian Websites

Culture, News...

ASILS - The Association of Schools of Italian as Second Language.

Elanguest.com - International English language school on the island of Malta. Multi lingual website.

Est Ovest - Learn Italian in Rome while walking among temples and museums: Est Ovest organises an outdoor-indoor course, which starts with visits to places of exceptional artistic relevance (churches, museums, archaeological sites) and continues inside the classroom, where stones and colours become words through a deep lexical and structural work.

Gateway International School of English - In Malta, good English mixes well with Mediterranean sunshine. Gateway offers a broad range of English courses aimed at beginners as well as advanced students, for the young as well as for mature persons. Tuition may be either group and individual tuition and reduced rates may be offered for long stay students. The school offer a fully air-conditioned executive accommodation and a unique combination of learning English with a rich packet of cultural and leisure activities.

Il Granaio dei Casabella - The smell of fresh coffee, birds singing and a sky having so many colors in the morning that you just don’t feel the need to define them. The perfection of the nature. This is what you hear, smell and touch in the morning having breakfast at Granaio dei Casabella, in Paestum, southern Italy.

Learn Italian in Italy - Cactus Langauge offers a wide range of destinations where to take up Italian Language Course in Italy. Courses are available for all levels and all ages.

Siciliano.it - Sicilian search.

TryNature - An Italian incoming tour operator specialised in offering particular tour packages in the centre of Italy. Activities are focused around gastronomy, wine, nature, thermal, art and history.