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. And there are practical benefits of Italian dual citizenship, too.
Having Italian dual citizenship means that you have a tangible connection to your heritage. It allows you to spend as much time as you like in Italy, fully become Italian, and give back to the country that your ancestors left in search of a better life.
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 8 real reasons why you should pay attention to the benefits of Italian dual citizenship.