How to Use an Italian Pharmacy

Getting sick in a foreign country can be pretty scary. Most of us don’t think we will ever need to know how to use a pharmacy in Italy. While we have access to the military health clinic, it is not always open. It is not always convenient for those of you living outside of Vicenza […]

American Military Housing in Vicenza

Villagio Housing Vicenza, Italy

“Where will I live?” is a big question when moving to Italy. You may wonder how you will ever find housing or if everyone lives in government quarters. Hopefully, this post will help explain the housing system here in Vicenza. Options for Military Housing in Vicenza For active duty military families, there are three options […]

Three Beaches Near Vicenza, Italy

beaches near vicenza, italy

If you are a beach lover, you can get your ocean fix without traveling far from Vicenza. Each one of these three beaches on the Adriatic Sea are between one and two hours away from Vicenza. About Beaches in Italy Most beaches in Italy are private beaches where you pay to lay in the sun […]

How to Keep a U.S. Phone Number When Living in Italy

I don’t know how people survived living in a foreign country before all the technology we have today existed. Writing letters and short but expensive phone calls were the norm. Thank goodness that is no longer the case. We now have quite a few options to stay in touch with our friends and family stateside. […]

What is a Codice Fiscale?

Do I Need a Codice Fiscale?

If you live in Italy very long, eventually someone will ask you for your Codice Fiscale. If you are anything like I was, you will have no idea of what it is or why anyone would need such a thing. Here is a short lesson in yet another piece of paperwork that will be important […]