Composer Giuseppe Verdi may have said it best: "avrai tu l’universo, resti l’Italia a me." You may have the universe if I may have Italy. For those seeking to return to their Italian roots, there is no better way of reclaiming their heritage than becoming an actual Italian citizen and a holder of the coveted red passaporto.
But did you know that having a European Union passport has real, quantifiable benefits? In today's globalized world, holding two passports is more advantageous than ever, especially since Italy no longer has mandatory military service. Here are 9 real reasons why obtaining an Italian passport might be more than just a romantic idea: