An Expat Talks about Living in
Jan 26, 2016
An expat who retired in Minturno, Italy says the people there are the most welcoming, friendly and accepting group she has ever met. She appreciates the low cost of living, beautiful weather, history and culture of Minturno.
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Not diverse at all but the most friendly, accepting, welcoming group I've eve met.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Government work and agriculture.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Family, food, church, beach, sports in that order.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
It is a great spot to retire. Food, utilities and housing are cheap. The weather is great. I can't ask for more. Enjoy the history, culture and natural beauty of this diverse little slice of Italy.
On the Italy Expat Forum
Twenty-two years ago Tracey Gambarotta generously gave her time to help with the repair of a family tomb in Genoa's Staglieno Cemetery. I would like to re-establish contact with her but don't know how. She was interviewed on ExpatExchange a while ago about a new Italo-British association but neither the tel. no. not the email given seems to be valid. Does anyone know how to find her? Is she still in Genoa?
Our situation here in France is not as bad as yours in Italy and for what it's worth we send you warm greetings and 'bon courage'
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Voting from Italy
Rather than to devolve into political discourse in this forum (something we’ve clearly avoided up to just now), the better topic might be how to vote in US or UK elections from Italy. How much lead time is needed? Where does one get a ballot? How does one keep a voter registration active from afar? Any other issues in this process? In this way we can dispense with correcting the political score (someone here said what good would it do anyway) and just vote in the way it all gets resolved in a democracy. If this becomes a political forum, I am so outta here.
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I'm stuck! Lockdown
Anyone else stuck in Italy at the moment because of no flights?
Uk borders are closing I think.
When do you think all this will pass?
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