The requirements and processes to obtain a visa for Italy will vary depending on a person’s nationality as well as their reason for being in Italy.
EU citizens and those from a designated list of countries are afforded visa-free entry into Italy for up to 90 days. Citizens of countries not appearing on the visa-free list must apply for a Schengen visa to gain entry into Italy for tourism or business purposes.
Furthermore, expats from EU-member states may also legally work in Italy without a work permit. All they need to do is apply for a residence card, which allows them to navigate bureaucratic channels and complete essential tasks such as opening a bank account. Non-EU nationals, however, must navigate a more rigorous bureaucratic process if they wish to work and reside in Italy.