Maybe those of you who are in Italy right now with EU citisenzship rights might be able to help me.
I have dual citizenship and Australian and Maltese passports. I know that my Maltese citizenship automatically makes me an EU citizen. I wanted to know is what I really need to do when I arrive in Italy. I know I need a Permesso di Soggiorno but will this be a long-winded process. If I arrive in Italy without an offer of employment will this make the Permesso process difficult. I have been doing a lot of research and I am reading all this conflicting info. Some say that if you arrive in Italy as an EU citizen without a job you can only stay 6 months and you need to prove you have enough funds to support yourself.
I've tried calling the Italian Embassy in Australia and one clerk advised me that I had no right to live in Italy (despite holding a Maltese passport that has embossed on the cover 'European Union')!!!!!
Carole maybe you could help me on this one - I would be forever grateful !