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An Expat Talks about Living in Arona, Italy

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Arona

How long have you lived there?

6 months

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

There really aren't any here.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Arona is not very diverse. I believe that there are not more than 10 mother-tongue English speakers living in the town of 15.000 people. There are perhaps several hundred black Africans too. In general, pretty much everybody is white and Italian, and most are local.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

The main business in Arona is tourism, though in the surrounding towns there are many companies that manufacture water taps. The labor demand here is generally for unskilled labor or techies (mostly AutoCAD and design).

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Arona (on Lago Maggiore in Piemonte) is generally a closed city. People will be curious about you, but in general they are only comfortable with people they have known for many years. The people are very sociable, but it is difficult to break into their well-established groups.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Unless you have connections or otherwise know people here, Arona is a tough place to move to. Prepare to be lonely for a while, and you probably need a car.

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