Caveat Emptor of goods not made in Italy! Occhio comprare all’estero!

I was expecting to get hit on by Italy’s insatiable Government for daring to purchase a foreign-made product but little did I imagine how much “customs duty” could be levied on a relatively inexpensive item. In early February when I ordered and paid for a metal accordion Stand priced $ 49.99 (€ 44,93 in Euro) from the USA, little did I imagine the hassle. I … Continue reading Caveat Emptor of goods not made in Italy! Occhio comprare all’estero!

Beware of Joint Liability when in Italy – Occhio alla responsabilità solidale!

  Years ago, I vacated an office I had been renting in the City of Modena, Italy, one of the agro-industrial powerhouses, smack dab in the middle of Italy’s famed “Motor Valley” of Emilia-Romagna. I gave the owner of the office the required notice of termination, paid-up any outstanding amount, cleared out my personal belongings, and moved into another location. End of the story. Oh, … Continue reading Beware of Joint Liability when in Italy – Occhio alla responsabilità solidale!