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These Are The Top 5 Destinations For Digital Nomads In Italy Right Now

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Italy recently announced a new digital nomad visa that will allow you to live and work remotely in Italy for up to one year.

As far as digital nomad visas in Europe go, it's not the easiest digital nomad visa to obtain, but it's also far from the hardest.

Woman Drinking Coffee in Italy

Requirements for the Italian digital nomad visa include:

  • Annual income of at least €28,000 (approximately $29,950)
  • Obtain a comprehensive health insurance policy that is valid for the whole period of your stay
  • Prove that you have secured accommodation for the duration of your stay
  • Have worked as a digital nomad or remote worker somewhere else for at least 6 months before arriving in Italy

If you meet these criteria, you can apply for Italy's digital nomad visa.

But where should you actually live in Italy? These are the best cities for digital nomads to check out.

1. Naples

Aerial view from hilltop over Naples, Italy.

Naples is one of the most affordable cities in Italy, making it ideal for digital nomads. It's the third-largest city in Italy, with a population of nearly one million people.

And honestly? Naples is a little gritty and chaotic.

But if you're seeking an authentic Italian experience, this is the place to go. It also doesn't hurt that some of the most beautiful destinations in Italy, including Ischia, the Amalfi Coast, and Capri are easily accessible from Naples.

It's an underrated city full of unexpected charm, delicious food (and quite literally the best pizza in the world), and cheaper prices than other major cities in Italy — you can get a one-bedroom apartment for less than €800 per month.

2. Rome

cute cobbled street in Trastevere in Rome Italy

Rome is another great place to live in Italy as a digital nomad. It's Italy's capital and largest city, and it's packed with some of the most iconic tourist sites on the planet, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Vatican.

But as a digital nomad, you're not going to want to live anywhere near these touristy sites!

Instead, the best place to live as a digital nomad in Rome is the vibrant, more affordable Trastevere neighborhood or the residential Prati neighborhood.

According to the cost of living website Numbeo, Rome is actually one of the less expensive cities in Italy.

3. Como

Town of Como Italy

Como is a bit of a wildcard, but hear me out. Although it's in northern Italy, less than an hour from Milan (the most expensive city in Italy) and located on Lake Como, a popular vacation destination for the rich and famous, the city of Como itself is actually surprisingly affordable.

With a population of around 85,000, Como is a smaller city that's not as overwhelming as Rome or Naples. It's located right on the lake with beautiful mountain views all around.

And with the rent for a one-bedroom apartment hovering around €1,000 per month, it's actually cheaper to live in Como than you might expect.

4. Palermo

Palermo, Italy architecture at sunset

Palermo is ranked the number one digital nomad destination in Italy according to NomadList. This sprawling city is the capital of Sicily, a large island in southern Italy.

It's known for being one of the warmest, sunniest destinations in Europe even during the winter, making it perfect for digital nomads who want to escape the cold.

It also helps that it's one of the cheapest cities in Italy according to Numbeo, beating out even Naples and Rome for affordability.

5. Lucca

Lucca Italy

Finally, one of the best destinations in Italy for digital nomads is Lucca. If you've always dreamed of living in the heart of Tuscany, this is the city for you.

It's a charming smaller city with around 90,000 people and while it's a popular tourist destination, it's not nearly as touristy as somewhere like Florence. Speaking of Florence, Lucca has a lot of the same Rennaissance charm, but it's much more affordable than Florence.

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