How to survive your next permesso di soggiorno renewal in Florence

For more information on the permesso di soggiorno renewal, check out girlinflorence’s post. couldn’t have said it better myself. Good job!

Girl in Florence

pigeons

[Disclaimer- These pigeons did not need a permesso di soggiorno to enjoy this view of Florence]

This is you – a dreamer who wanted to leave corporate America, UK, Australia [insert said country here] for a simple life in Italy. A life of picking fresh veggies at the market, leisurely chatting over a cappuccino to the friendly barista that calls you ‘ciccio’, traveling on the weekends and just generally enjoying life. Sounds great right?

Lesson #1, Life in Italy isn’t simple

That was until you realized you needed something titled the ‘permesso di soggiorno’ in order to study, work or live in Italy [and yes I know it sucks in other countries as well].

Even Chuck Norris should be afraid, very very afraid.

[This is where you will be picking up your permesso, bring anti-bacterial soap]

Unless you happen to hail from one of the EU member states

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