During the whole first decade of the new millennium the Italian population living in Germany has been slightly decreasing. Since 2010 it started to grow again. It’s not just a matter of quantity but of quality as well: whereas Berlin was the most likely destination till 2010, afterward the majority of Italians headed toward the other Länder of the former west Germany. These were the historic destinations of the Italian Gastarbeiter. The German statistics on the job market confirm this tendency. The data show a strong increase of the number of employed Italians, both in the «standard» job market - with regular full-time jobs, social security and health care - as well as in the minijob market. The article, based on Italian and German data, aims to investigate and depict the main features of the new Italian immigration in Germany.
Keywords: Crisis; Intra-Eu migration; escape; Italy; Germany