Be a DIGITAL NOMAD in Italy 2022

Digital Nomad Italy 2022 - Grants - Bonuses and Incentives from the Italian Government - including 1 euro houses and cash bonus.

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What is a digital nomad?

To define a digital nomad is to put boundaries and limitations up, which a digital nomad has none, in short a digital nomad is a person who does not have a fixed work place or set home, they are free to travel the world and work remotely normally from a laptop, having the freedom to roam and explore new places whilst earning money online.

The ambition and potential of any digital nomad is only restricted by your own creativity and ability to adapt. If you can't find a job - Invent one!

woman sitting on chair while using MacBook
woman sitting on chair while using MacBook
How to earn money being a digital nomad in 2022

Some digital nomads work for a set company but remotely, others invent new ways to earn money online. A lot of digital nomads earn money via YouTube, social media and similar platforms offering the ability to build a community/following which you can then utilise in order to sell your product or service.

Blogging/Vlogging (Video Blog) as a digital nomad is very popular, once you have a good following you can earn money from advertising revenue on your blog or YouTube channel. Some Digital Nomads utilise drop shipping websites to create a passive income, along with affiliate marketing earning money by referring people to a certain website or product.

Being a digital nomad in Italy!

The advantages of being a digital nomad in Italy are pretty clear:

Great Food - Italian cuisine is world famous and you’ll struggle to find another country that takes its food so seriously. In Italy you will certainly eat well and the prices are more than reasonable.

Great Weather - The Italian weather is boarder line perfect, the south is hot all year round. In the north spring/summer is hot and the winter in the mountain regions you have great snow for skiing and snow boarding, the north of Italy has best of both in terms of the weather.

Tools for your work - Italy is one of the most visited tourists locations in the world, home to the Cinque Terre, Venice, Rome - so much potential for photos, information, guides to blog or vlog if that's what you're into!

grants for digital nomads in italy 2022
grants for digital nomads in italy 2022
Government initiative for Digital Nomads in Italy 2022

Italy’s €1 Billion cash pot to lure Digital Nomads. If there was ever a time to become a digital nomad and move to Italy, now would be it. Italy has around 5,500 villages with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. These villages are in some of the nicest, picturesque areas of Italy, like Tuscany, Puglia and Calabria.

The Italian government have set aside 1 billion to bring these ghost towns back into the 21st century. The plan includes turning these villages into remote working hubs with high speed internet and access to main towns/cities creating transport links to allow these villages to thrive once more. Funds for this project derive from the EU post-pandemic recovery package. World Economic Forum estimates that 48% of global employees will work partly from home after the pandemic.

Local mayors are also pushing to revive these ghost towns with houses selling for little as €1. New homeowners are required to renovate the property and in some circumstances are contracted to stay in the village for minimum 3/5 years.

Grants/Tax bonus for Digital Nomads in Italy 2022

The Italian government are trying their upmost to provide incentives for digital nomads working in Italy. One of these incentives is for five years, a tax exemption of 70% on your income. The exemption is equal to 90% if the individual is resident in the South of Italy (Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sardinia, Sicily).

If the worker, has an underage child or buys a residential property they can extend the bonus for another five years (with an exemption of 50% no matter where you reside). If the worker has three children, the exemption, during the second five years amounted to 90%.

Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Abruzzo region, near Rome - They have recently started to offer grants of up to €44,000 for new residents aged 18-40, with the expectation that you will open a business throughout your stay. This business can be purely online (Digital Nomad)

Calabria - Applicants must be under 40 to apply, but would be entitled to €1,000-€8000 per year for 3 years dependant on if you have a family or not.

How to be a  digital nomad in italy 2022
How to be a  digital nomad in italy 2022