What is it like in your country of residence for someone with your relationship status (married/divorced/dating)? If you're single, how do you meet other people? Do English-speaking people tend to gravitate to certain parts of your city?
I do have to rely extensively on my fiance when it comes to meeting people. At present, as I am still new and not knowing the language fluently, I am still quite limited to spending most of my time with his immediate family and friends. (Continue)
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
This city of Bergamo is divided into two parts, the upper city and lower city. The upper city is literally on a hill and is the more exclusive part of town. It's the "in" place right now. But it comes with drawbacks - can be loud at night because of all the bars and restaurants, while there are plenty of parks up here there are no yards, and hard to find parking spaces. I would first decide what type of housing situation you want (house with yard or city living) and then hire a good realtor. You have all types of housing from apartments to houses with yards and gardens. Our expat friends live in a variety of housing situations so there is no one way to do it here. (Continue)