A Place in the Sun Florence

A Place in the Sun Florence

Are You Looking For A Place in the Sun Florence And Need A Removals Company?


It’s almost everyone dream to find a place in the sun Florence and for many people Florence is the ideal place to relocate. If you are considering a move to Florence, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.

Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:

• Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
• Obtained independent legal advice
• Researched the tax regulations
• Made plans for your health cover

About White & Company

Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Florence, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI; you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.

White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition and finalists in 2017, further reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.

Founded in 1871, they are family owned and one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:

White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
Hillsons Road
SO30 2DY

Tel: 01489 854 286 for a free moving quote


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A Place in the Sun Florence – About Florence

Florence is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s the birthplace of the Renaissance and has inspired many great writers and artists. Probably the number one concern for most is ‘how easy is it to find employment’? It is definitely preferable to find something before making the move, rather than to arrive hoping to find a job in the first few weeks. Networking is one of the best ways to secure a job in the city. Expats should always try to meet people face-to-face, since Florentines seem to hire based on personal impressions.

Expats from the EU have a right to work in Italy, but will need to apply for a residence permit to enable them to legally live and work in Italy. Industries open to expats are finance, media, international business and tourism. Teaching is also a popular choice for younger expats. Working hours are 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm. Italians enjoy a two-hour lunch break! The cost of living in Florence is on a par with other European cities but it does have the benefit of food being delicious and notably cheaper than England.

A Place in the Sun Florence – Buying a Property in Florence

Florence is a very popular city and holiday homes and buy-to-let investments still remain good options. There is still a very good selection of bargain properties available in the city and the surrounding area. Low cost flights have increased the strong tourist industry and made traveling to a second home in Florence much more accessible.

As with most European countries, most residents choose to rent property rather than buy. You can currently expect to pay approximately 4,566 € per square meter (£4,026) to buy an apartment in the city centre. Outside the centre the prices drop to 3,137 € (£2,766). To rent a one bedroom apartment in the city cost in the region of 727  (£641)  and outside the city for a similar size 558 € (£492). These are the llatest figures issued for December 2017. 

Here is a list of real estate agents in Florence, which may help in your search for a new home:

Madeinitaly Real Estate
Accademia Realty
Sabini&Associates Real Estate

A Place in the Sun Florence – Education and Schools in Florence

Most expats will choose to send their children to one of the private or international schools in Florence. Most international schools will follow major European curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB). Private schools are often run by religious organisations and may be less suitable.

There is a good choice of International schools in Florence:

International School Of Florence –
Florence Christian School –
St Anthony Catholic School –

A Place in the Sun Florence – Travel in Florence

One big advantage of Florence is the city is small enough to travel on foot. Expats in Florence will benefit from an excellent public transport system. There are efficient and cost effective train services, which will get you from city to city. Buses also offer a good service both around Florence and to other cities. It is probably unwise to consider using a scooter or bicycle in Florence. The streets often have damaged paving stones, making bicycle travel dangerous at best. Scooter riding in Florence is probably best left to the locals!

White & Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and voted finalists in the 2017 competition.

 A Place in the Sun Florence Winner 2016 Overseas Remover of The Year

Foreign Currency Exchange

If you are thinking of moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange

Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.

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