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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
-For Books try FNAC on Via 20 September
-For Curry try the Asian Super Markets along from Porto Antico toward Station Principe
-For Ex-Pats try the English Bar off a side street Nr Piazza di Ferrari (on left as you head towards Via Garibaldi
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Very little diversity compared to the large cities in the UK. Small Asian Minority (Chinese) Larger Black community (Ethiopean)
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Reported high un-employment main indusrty is Steel, Heavy Engineering, Telecoms
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Life revolves around family.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Be prepared for lots of form filling and walking up and down hills. Genova is very, very hilly. Relatively un-touristed other then by Italians, and, in my opinion, an undiscovered treasure as far as the English are concerned.
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Lots of hills. Lots of rain in the winter. bitter cold. Head south for the winter.
An American couple from Hawaii is spending their first year retirement in Genoa, Italy. They've been having a wonderful time exploring the coastal city and nearby cities. Learning Italian has been challenging for them. Luckily, they brought their two dogs, which has helped them meet more locals as they walk through the city.
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