Understanding the SOFA agreement between the U.S. and Italy will set realistic expectations for career opportunities during your time in Italy. Dependents are not allowed to work on the economy or have in-home businesses (Example: Mary Kay, Arbonne, Scentsy, etc.).
The second edition of the "Welcome to Italy Guide" is available for you now! The guide is filled with vital information for U.S. servicemembers and civilians settling into their new home in Italy whether it be in Aviano, Vicenza, or Camp Darby.
Upon arrival, getting a cell phone plan up is vital. The good news is that you have a variety of options and many resources are available to get you connected.
CELL PHONE SERVICE
Providers: Vodafone, Tim and Wind/3
As things start to settle down with your move to Italy, it’s best to immerse yourself in the culture as soon as you can. It may seem intimidating at first, but with your installation’s resources, understanding Italian culture and learning easy Italian phrases — you’ll be adjusted in no time!
It’s important to be open-minded as you search for your new home. Italian homes are much different, smaller and older than what you may be used to. Although the outside of an Italian home may seem a bit run down or small, always go in and take a look inside.
Moving to Italy is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.