Italy is rich in history, culture and tradition; it is no coincidence that it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. From the impressive art and architecture of Florence and Rome, to the abundant landscapes and panoramas of the countryside, one could easily spend a lifetime in Italy.
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area. Florence is famous for its history. A center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and was considered the "Athens of the Middle Ages."
Teaching English gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in this exciting region which most tourists can only envision about. Despite a slow-moving European economy, teachers remain in demand. Living and working in this fascinating country can easily become a reality.
Any month of the year would be ideal to look for employment in Italy. Salaries can range from $1,400 - $2,000 USD per month. The average cost of living is around $800 - $1,200 USD per month. Most teachers are attracted to large cities such as Florence and Rome; however, the Southern towns of Italy can present some great opportunities for English teachers as well. The cost of living in the South is lower and salaries are usually comparable to the North. Most ESL teachers in Italy live in shared apartments with fellow teachers, local residents, and/or students from other schools. A bedroom in Italy typically costs 300 - 600 Euros per month, with big cities being much more expensive than rural areas. Italy has a very competitive job market, but those who take their job search seriously and present themselves well are definitely able to find work without much difficulty.
COST OF LIVING IN ITALY
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 EUR
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 EUR
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 EUR
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 EUR
Cappuccino (regular) 1.31 EUR
Soda (0.33 liter bottle) 1.90 EUR
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.04 EUR
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.26 EUR
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.61 EUR
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.90 EUR
Eggs (12) 2.41 EUR
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.85 EUR
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless) (1kg) 7.80 EUR