It is not just the Italian pizza, wine or the Italian football league that makes Italy a great country to visit, there are really great TV shows on the stable of most movie Italian producers to consume.
Unfortunately, you can only access these TV shows with an Italian IP Address. Then comes the great question, “how can I get an Italian IP Address?”
If you fell in love with Italy while visiting the nation, or if you once lived in Italy and now miss your favorite TV show (which can only be seen online with an Italian IP address), then the solution is right on this article.
You need an Italian IP address to watch Rai Uno and La7 live from outside Italy. You also need an IP in Italy to use your Italian Netflix account, watch Hulu and Serie A matches broadcasted live on Italian TV.
There are quite a lot of other online streaming and Video-On-Demand services that requires you to have an Italian IP address to access them.
The best solution is for you to find a reliable VPN tool. A VPN tool creates a secure connection between your computer (anywhere around the globe) and a server in Italy, and once connected to the server you will surf the Internet encrypted and with a local Italian IP address.
There are many VPN services available online and we have tested quite some of them. Generally, we like to introduce you to HideMyAss, because it is easy to setup, it is cheap and you can surf the web with an Italian IP address in a few minutes if you visit their site and make a subscription right away.
We have also tested some different VPN tools with the goal of obtaining a local Italian IP and our tests gave the following results.
Strong VPN had the fastest servers in Italy and we had a connection speed of more than 10Mbps after connecting to one of their servers. Another VPN tool we tested, called SimpleVPN, only has one connection option and they gave us a download speed of 8Mbps. We connected to several HideMyAss servers in Italy and they gave us speeds from 2Mbps to 15Mbps second.
Since HideMyAss is easiest to use and setup we recommend using their services, connecting to one of their other servers in Italy, if you are not satisfied with their speed test.