If you live in Campione (as a legal resident) you are the equivalent of a dual citizen of Italy and Switzerland. I live in Campione. It is fairly easy to get a residence permit here at no cost. All you need to do is rent or own a place here and stay here physically at least 8 weeks continuously. Prices & rents are way down now because the local Casino is in trouble (as of September 2018), They were the main local employer but they recently fired many employees who are moving elsewhere or selling their Campione property.
Result? Many distress properties for sale or rent! It is still a scenic and quiet place. Great air on lovely Lake Lugano with ducks, swans and giant trout cavorting foryour amusement. Many outdoor cafes & restaurants. Still, Campione may be too boring for some people. It is essentially a suburb of the more lively Lugano, ten minutes away by car or bus — in the province of Ticino. Italian is spoken in all of the South of Switzerland. But everybody understands English, German with some French.
Once you have legal in Campione, you are for all intents and purposes, a resident of Switzerland which surrounds Campione on all sides. I (PeterTaradash) have written a report about Campione — The Safest Town in All Europe with not a single crime reported in over 100 years, please see here for more info.
For the cost of renting an apartment in Campione d’Italia, you get an ID card and lifetime Swiss driving license. You get a Swiss P.O. address, ultra-fast Swiss Internet, Swiss plates & a Swiss Vignette for your car. As a Campionese, you will use the Swiss telephone, post, health insurance & electric utilities services, among others. Local residence in Campione allows you to live or travel anywhere in Europe as the equivalent of a dual citizen of Italy and Switzerland. Visas to anywhere are easy to get for Campione residents.
Non-EU citizens need an EU visa; EU Citizens can just come in, register with the cops and rent or buy from a big selection. Write me for the price of my Campione Report, and advice on residence, local taxes, passports, health, life, making money, finding love & getting old comfortably.