Sardinia has space for the soul to roam
Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera offers not only Italian language courses. We welcome and assist those that wish to settle in Sardinia for a longer period of time. We know the town, we know the people, we can help with logistics like finding the appropriate accommodation and we know how to navigate the local bureaucracy.
We will help you settle in Sardinia, while you learn to speak Italian with us and gradually become a part of our community.
Italian citizenship by descent
Those with Italian heritage have a leg up in gaining citizenship in Italy. For instance, if you have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who was born in Italy, then you may have the right to Italian citizenship by descent, on the principle of jus sanguinis (Latin for “right of blood”). Check with your Italian ancestors to see if you qualify, you need to be able to prove it, and there's a lot of documentation to gather. We can assist you in the process, steer you in the right direction and once your documentation is in place, you can apply for citizenship in Italy.
When you apply for citizenship by descent, you are not required to learn Italian simply because you already are an Italian, you just have to prove it. The day of your appointment, regardless of where you apply, you will be interviewed by an officer who is Italian. Although the meeting is focused on reviewing your document portfolio, showing that you are making an effort to learn the language of your ancestors will be appreciated.
Of course if you apply in Alghero, we will be on hand to assist you. Once you have all your documentation in place, we recommend a stay of four to six months in order to learn Italian, finalize the process and receive your Italian passport.