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Where is Rovigo?
Rovigo is located in the Northeastern part of Italy against the water. Rovigo is a province, and has a capital city by the same name. Rovigo stands on low ground called Polesine, which is the low ground between the lower courses of the rivers Adige and Po and the sea. It is 80 kilometers (50 mi) by rail southwest of Venice and 40 kilometers (25 mi) south-southwest of Padua, and on the Adigetto Canal. The commune of Rovigo extends between the rivers Adige and Canal Bianco, 40 kilometers (25 mi) west of the Adriatic Sea, except the frazione of Fenil del Turco that extends south of the Canal Bianco.
What is the weather like here?
What are the job opportunities here?
The job market in Italy is still building up from the global financial crisis in 2008. Italy has the third largest economy in the Eurozone, but also has the second highest level of public debt. The rate of youth unemployment is high at 43%. As an English speaker your language skills will be valued, particularly in tourism and teaching, not only as a second language but also because the majority of locals are not fluent in English. However, picking up a second language and learning Italian will prove extremely useful and will increase your chances of finding work. Italy is rich in culture and has many job opportunities for anything. In Italy industry prospers in the North (where Rovigo is located), where there is an abundance of private companies. The majority of the population reside here and you will be in direct competition with locals for job opportunities. The South is more rural - concerned mainly with agriculture and farming, which has declined in recent years. The country's major industries include: ceramics, chemicals, fashion (large names such as Gucci, Prada, Versace, Armani and Benetton), food processing, iron and steel, machinery motor vehicles (Ferrari and Lamborghini), textiles, and tourism. English teachers are in high demand in Italy and this type of work is readily available. Qualifications are preferable but it is possible to find work without. There are plenty of seasonal jobs, especially in the tourism sector and these include bar, hotel and restaurant work. The agricultural sector also provides casual summer jobs such as fruit picking and outdoor work.
What do I eat here?
One highly recommended restaurant in Rovigo is Le Betulle. It is located at Viale Regina Margherita, 6, 45100, Rovigo, Italy. Their tradition Italian dishes and desserts receive very high ratings.