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Expat Report Review of International School of Modena in Modena, Italy by joannawilson32 was published on April 17, 2014
Review-of-International School of Modena
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school buildings are modern, light and spacious - easy to park and access. It is a relatively new site. The school shares a gym and lunch/dining facilities with the school next door. From September 14 the school will not allow children to bring in packed lunches and now parents must pay nearly 9 euro a day for school lunches. There were some after school clubs, though limited choice. On average we were able to partake of one or maybe (if we got lucky) two clubs a term. Clubs did not run for the first few or last weeks of the term. (Continue)
terf17 replied to the thread Moving to Italy from US on the Italy forum on April 16, 2014:
mysharona1970 initially posted:
My family (husband, 4 children) are moving to Italy around July 2014. We are open to any advice from fellow expats. We are looking in the Marche region. Looking for long term (6 month - year) lease on at least 3 bdr/2ba residence if anyone out there has rentals or knows of any. Eagerly awaiting responses... Thank you, Sharon
terf17 replied on April 16, 2014 with:
If interested on Tuscany Lucca we are avaible from latest days of July See my website
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Sergios replied to the thread mortgage advice to re-locate on the Italy forum:
thesmiths initially posted:
Hi all, New to the forum so be gentle. I've had a search but couldn't find a topic on this so here goes. My wife and I are looking to move out to Italy, maybe early next year and are now thinking about financing the move, do you have any advice on acquiring a mortgage when we will both be re-locating to another country and leaving our jobs behind? Thanks in advance.
Sergios replied on April 15, 2014 with:
Thank you for the added info. Good luck.
maluza86 replied on April 15, 2014 with:
Sergio, Thanks for the advice, however, we've been coming to San Vito Dei Normanni for over twenty years, my wife is from here, I was stationed at San Vito Air Station in the 90s and two of our kids live here, so it's a no brainer for us. I am in the process of establishing residency, I already have my soggiorno. My wife has all her documents, but unfortunately, her Carta d'Identita has our US address and it's taking time to get it changed to our rental apartment. We've been here for 3.5 months and found a very nice apartment at a very nice price, so I am just trying to figure out how Americans that are not residents buy property over here. I know how the British do it as several UK banks offer mortgages for them in Italy.
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george2014 posted I am looking a job in Italy on the Italy forum on April 13, 2014:
Hi everyone, I'm glad I'm in this community. I am interested to find a recommendation. I am interested in a job as personal driver or transport goods. I have a driving license B. I have experience in driving for 12 years. I'm a good mechanic. We made transport of goods in Germany and Turkey. I speak English and Italian average intermediate level. I am a non-smoker. No family obligations. I do my job seriously, with pleasure, with honesty and responsibility.
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guycruls posted Rome surrounding villages on the Italy forum on April 12, 2014:
I am planning on moving to a village near Rome. I have been looking for a while at Zagarolo, east of Rome, because it's cheap. Anyone knows of other villages that are cheap too?
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lizstol replied to the thread English speaking psychologists/counselors in Lucca area? on the Italy forum:
cvillecmd initially posted:
Hello everyone. I am really happy to have found this forum. I am an American living in Italy with my Italian fiance, waiting on our first baby. There have definitely been some cultural clashes and general relationship kinks that need to be worked out. It is a long, long story how we met and what brought us to this point, and is wonderful and beautiful in many ways, but we do need some help. I have googled and googled and cannot seem to find any English speaking counselors. We live in Viareggio (LU)- we are near Lucca and Pisa. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should look? Thanks!
lizstol replied on April 12, 2014 with:
Hi Andrea Chiarella, I realise your post is a bit old already, but I wonder if you could share some tips on how to immigrate to Italy and practice as a Psychologist? I am South African and am in the process of registering as a qualified Counselling Psychologist as soon as I complete my Master's treatise. What routes can I follow? Is there a market for Counselling Psy in Italy, and can one make a decent living? I will be most grateful for any pointers or advise you could share. Kind regards, Liz
LauraRPBrammer replied on January 31, 2014 with:
Dear Expats, Although this thread started in 2008, I would also like to mention here what I have to offer. I offer life training and coaching for Expats in English, called "Your Journey to live a rich and meaningful life", which can help you dealing with the difficulties you face living an Expat life, and creating a life based on your values. I am located in Rome and here you can have a look at my website: Warm regards, Laura
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Sergios replied to the thread where to move in Italy>? on the Italy forum on April 08, 2014:
marilynexpat initially posted:
I would love to move to Italy but am not sure what town to move to. I would like to live somewhere where there is a good expat community and that is near the sea. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also neither of my parents were born in Italy. What is necessary for someone living there to become a citizen? What is the process and how long does it take?
Sergios replied on April 08, 2014 with:
Starting with citizenship, if your parents were born to former italian citizens (grandparents naturalized before your parents birth), then it will take you 3 years to become a citizen. If your parents were born before your parents naturalized (assuming we are talking about Italians) then you are still a citizen and need to get your citizenship requisition process started. If on the other hand you don't have italian origins, then the process to get your citizenship will take you 10 years in italy. You will need a visa and permission to stay (that means an income). As far as were to stay, don't commit before you get there. Rent in various places until you find a place that fits. Hope that helps.
maluza86 replied on April 08, 2014 with:
As for the large expat communities, you would need to be closer to major cities, especially in Southern Italy. A lot of expats up North due to business opportunities. In the South it is more agricultural in Nature. I would ask why move to Italy only to be with expats? Regardless my recommendation is to go visit and spend at least a month in a central location, where you can easily reach other destinations. Whether that be in the Northern Region or Southern. They both have their pros and cons. Which side are you interested in...the Adriatic (east coast) or Mediterranean (west coast)? I live in San Vito Dei Normanni, which is 5 miles from the Adriatic. While San Vito itself is quite small, 20,000, it easy to get to other cities nearby. Brindisi is the major port that many go through on their way to Greece. Then there is Caravigno, Ostuni (la Citta Bianca) as well as easy access to Matera, Alberobello and other fasciniating cities in Puglia. You do not need to become a citizen to liive in Italy. However you will need to show some form of Income to get your Soggiorno, which is a residence permit. Big difference between becoming a citizen vice a resident. Check out this website: It has all the information about visiting and residing in Italy. Let me know if you need any more information. Ciao
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terf17 replied to the thread Visit Florence in october on the Italy forum:
rjfrom initially posted:
As I posted before, I would like to live in Italy for a year and continue my counselling practice. I will be in Florence for a week in October and if there is anyone willing to talk to me about moving there, please get in touch.
terf17 replied most recently with:
If you need help contact me
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terf17 replied to the thread Apartment for rent/sale Tuscany on the Italy forum:
jperschco initially posted:
We have an apartment for rent in beautiful walled little town - Tuscany. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, great room, kitchen fully outfitted, basically & nicely furnished. 22km from Siena, easy access, beautiful, english speakers in the village. Please respond with request for information.
terf17 replied most recently with:
I rent/sell in Lucca
mistygirl replied most recently with:
Where is Tuscany is your apartment? Is it still available for rent and for sale?If so, can you kindly send me details and any photos. Thank you. LyndaR
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terf17 posted Tuscany Lucca hills on the Italy forum:
I'm a owner of a property on Lucca hills , who want info ?
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