Moving to Genoa
Are you planning a move to Genoa? The city has been nicknamed la Superba or ‘the Proud One’ because of its impressive landmarks and ancient history. With a population of over 800,000, Genoa is one of Europe’s largest cities and has the biggest seaport in Italy.
The cities economy is based on electrical engineering and electronics, petrochemicals, aerospace. Genoa also has a strong ship building industry. Tourism is now becoming more and more important; in 2004 the city was nominated as the European Cultural Capital of the year.
Local Information if moving to Genoa
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Genoa
House prices in Genoa have recently faced the real estate market crisis with rising prices both in terms of rental and real estate. In these difficult times you would be well advised to hire a real estate agent to help you in finding the most appropriate accommodation within your financial means.
There are various ways to find accommodation in Genoa: the Internet, real estate agencies, local newspapers and word of mouth if you have friends in the country. However, real estate agency fees can be quite high, and this should be taken into account before engaging an agency.
Many expats choose to rent a property, particularly if they only plan to stay in Genoa for a short time. If you decide to rent accommodation in the city, you are required to pay a guarantee which is equal to two to three months’ rent, when signing the lease documents. This sum will be refunded upon the lease expiry, provided you haven’t caused any damage to the property during your stay. In general, rent is usually paid in cash.
The following site has a selection of properties: Immobiliare.it
Schools if moving to Genoa
Most expats will choose to send their children to one of the private or international schools in Genoa. 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.
Travel If Moving To Genoa
The main railway stations are Genoa Brignole and Genoa Principe. Trains depart from these stations to France, Milan Turin and Rome.
AMT operate buses throughout the city, a ticket valid for 90 minutes costs €1.50. These can be used on main-line trains within the city limits, and on the currently expanding metro, which has numerous stations across the city.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Genoa
The official currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Bancomat or ATMs are widely available across Genoa, if you prefer to use them in English, you will be able to choose this at the beginning of the transaction.
When 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 The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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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 The 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.
European Removals if you are moving to Genoa
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