My boyfriend and I are UK residents and, come April, will have been staying in Italy in the same place for 3 months. We wish to stay an extra month but I'm not sure what is legally required. I understand some countries require you to apply for residency (of up to 5 years) or prove you have sufficient funds (€6,000) in your bank account (which we don't) after 90 days. Is this the case for Italy? We are technically just tourists, as we are both freelancers and are only working from our laptops for our UK clients.
We arrived here by plane from Vienna. If we were to travel to another country, would our 90 days reset in Italy, allowing us to return to Italy for up to another 3 months? If so, how long would we need to have left Italy for?
Any help and information anyone can provide would be hugely grateful. I haven't managed to find a black and white answer to this question anywhere.