How to watch outside Italy



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

If you’ve ever tried to watch outside Italy to catch up with either some live sport or other show then you’ll soon find out like I did that you’re blocked from viewing.

While you can easily access the website itself when you go to watch something you’ll be blocked.

I did some research to see if it was possible to avoid this block because I wanted to watch a live football match which wasn’t shown in the country I was in at the time.

In this guide I’m going to show you the easy way in which you watch from anywhere in the world to watch sport or any other show available on the website.

How to watch outside Italy

When you try to watch something on the Gazzetta website outside Italy especially live sport like Italian football rather than being able to view you’re blocked with a message similar to the one below.

Content blocked

An example of a block message you may see.

The reason you’re blocked from viewing is because of something called your IP Address.

An IP Address is a unique set of numbers that tells the internet where to send the bits of data when you visit a website. Unfortunately one of the negatives of an IP Address is it also tells websites your location. is restricted for viewing from within Italy for most shows especially live sport which is why you end up being blocked.

The great news is you can change your IP Address to one from another country and in the case of Gazzetta one from Italy.

To do this you’ll need a service called a VPN that you can download for your desktop or mobile device and easily alter your IP Address to one from Italy.

Don’t panic because although they sound technical they’re extremely easy to use. Below I’m going to show you where you can get a VPN service and how to use it to watch outside Italy.

Where to get a VPN service

If you type the term “VPN” into Google then you’ll be hit with a huge amount of choice that will probably leave you a little overwhelmed.

I’ve been testing some of the better VPN services that have access in Italy and are suitable for streaming video from the website to any country in the world.

Below you’ll find my top 3. All you need to do is click on one of their names to visit their site and sign-up.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

Once you’ve signed up all you need to do is keep reading below where I’ll show you the simple steps needed to use the VPN to watch outside Italy.

How to use the VPN service

Using the VPN is really easy. Just follow the simple steps below.

Firstly download the software or app for your device of choice. Once installed, login if asked with the details you were supplied when you signed up. Next, choose an Italian server and then press connect.

Once you’re connected all you need to do is visit the website and rather than be blocked you’ll be able to watch.

I’ve put together a little bit more detailed step-by-step guide below using ExpressVPN on a Windows PC but the process is the same on a Mac too. The mobile apps are even easier but in the unlikely event you get stuck you can post in our comments section. The process is exactly the same for the other providers only the layout looks a little different.

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign-up.
  2. Download the Windows software from the Products section.
  3. Install and run the software.
  4. Login when required.
  5. Press Choose Location and then Italy.
  6. Press Connect.

The software will now make connection for you.

Once connected all you need to do is visit the website and rather than be blocked you’ll now be able to watch any live or recorded event from any country in the world.

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