Renting in Italy as a foreigner? You’re too late

Gone are the days when it was actually a good thing to be a foreigner in this country.

Here’s a picture of the ad section of Wanted in Rome in 1995:IMAG0564cambdefAnd here’s the notice that appeared yesterday in a building in Bologna:

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We will not rent to foreigners, even if they have  residence permits”

What has happened in the intervening  20 years? Some may say that the constant scapegoating of immigrants for every problem – from economic downturns to bad weather – is starting to reap its rewards.

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