Ok, while I have absolutely NO answers for you I have to comment!
I thought your subject line was hilarious first, and second, anything that complicates my taxes anymore than they already are isn't worth the envy to me! I'm glad it makes you happy though, congratulations.
'If you never open doors to let anyone in, no one can get in, but neither can you get out.'
Dear matthew you can go two routes. One is find out when you run into something you should have done and got "caught" or go to www.italianlaw.net and ask an Italian law oriented attorney these questions which he cane answer inshort order and satisfy your need and curiousity. I would opt for an attorney and ask him a liost of question you have prepared. If you lsuiten to eople they tell you all sortsof things some true, some true but "not in your case", some "I heards" and finally "Oh no you cannot do that" Oh yes you can go to Italy and pick up a Lamborghini for a song". You thenput yourself in a position of saying to you and some official Oh I was under the impression...........! Do yourself a favor and ask an expert and then you can be thebig shot givingout advice and it will be accurate. Peter