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adminee
10/16/2020 11:21 EST

Welcome to the Italy forum. If you're new or have been using the forum a long time, please take a few minutes to introduce yourself and tell us a bit about yourself and your life abroad. If you're a newcomer and have questions about living in Italy, post your introduction here and your questions and comments in a new topic.

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mrmoo
1/24/2023 15:42 EST

My Fiance 2 year old and newborn are planning to move to the Puglia region in 2-3 years we do not plan to work in Italy however we will be working online with our Australian based business.
We want to move for at least a year possibly more just to experience a slower paced life and enjoy each day.

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TRogue
1/22/2023 10:57 EST

Almost retired High Tech/Business. International Business. Traveler, Musician, Chef, Photographer, Painter.. Almost retired. spouse and I looking forward to the next chapter.

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Toadhall21
1/19/2023 21:22 EST

Retired single male. Graduate of University of Virginia. BA, English Literature, Honors English Program. Art History minor with 2 Summer length Art History Study Programs @ Catholic University of Rome sponsored and taught by Dr. Marshall Fishwick, (degrees from UVA, University of Wisconsin, Yale University, Fulbright Scholar with 8 Fulbright Awards.) and Sesto Prete (Alma Mater Studiorum - University di Bologna, University of Cologne. Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship etc.

My Employment:

1)owned/operated high end bicycle shop in Charlottesville, VA. Brought serious racing level bicycles and equipment to locale.
2) 15 year management career Wall Street, various firms.
3) 10 years at Mobil Oil Corp. Retired following merger (take over) by ExxonMobil.
4) Haute Restaurant Group LLC, Alexandria, VA 22314

Looking for expat friendly environment in small, bucolic country spot. Would also entertain housing switch, dependent upon VISA options, etc.

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Leghorn
1/17/2023 07:58 EST

Half-Italian, frequent visitor to Italy.

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SassyYoMo
1/16/2023 06:07 EST

Non Italian speaking, Italian. Buying a holiday home in La Spezia. Looking to connect to other English speakers in the area to navigate the complex home owning process in Italy!

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jyn
1/15/2023 18:14 EST

A British Nurse
Looking to live in Italy

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TuscanBob
1/12/2023 11:27 EST

Retired Scot with a property in San Sano in Chianti which we rent out in Summer when not using it ourselves.

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Just815
1/10/2023 13:29 EST

Family of four.

I’m just looking for a better place to raise my children. My husband loves the US as do I. It’s a beautiful country.
However I feel wanting to live a healthier life, we might be better off outside the US.
My children are in grade school and my husband works in healthcare, as did I when I did work.
We love warm weather, the water, nature and all animal life.

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savarese699
1/4/2023 15:13 EST

I am moving to Gallipoli IT on Februay 4, 2023. I am in the process of obtaining my ITALIA citizenship. Looking to make new friends.

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homesteader
1/2/2023 09:01 EST

I own a house in the country - in Umbria outside of Orvieto. My family of four has been spending 6 months of the year in Italy and 6 months elsewhere. I am hoping to get my work visa here in Italy this year and begin to live full time in Italy. I am learning to speak Italian but am not fluent. I have a dog and a cat as well as some chickens, ducks, and a goose. My great grandmother was born in Calabria. I hope to be applying for the rite of blood residency in the next year.

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Hippiechick
12/31/2022 09:48 EST

I am a retired clinical social worker seeking to explore the possibility of living in Italy.

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Alphaoscar
12/30/2022 13:42 EST

Hi,
Dual Italian national married with kids. Thinking of moving to Italy. I spent much of my childhood growing up there and now thinking of going back to live. Have a property there but have never lived there as an adult.

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fraim
12/24/2022 09:40 EST

Haven't heard that's a possibility

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Kilembe
12/22/2022 13:28 EST

Retired, 60-something, thinking of living in Italy with my wife for five or more months next year.

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PasqualeSticco
12/17/2022 15:40 EST

Hi,

My wife and I would love to know a half dozen everyday living DOs and DON’Ts in Lecce, Bologna and Naples, but especially Lecce, our first stop next year in our nine month sabbatical.

We are moving to Lecce for two months starting in April before heading to those other cities. My wife is a French citizen so I assume we will have no trouble with any bureaucratic nonsense.

More specific questions…

1. Which are best real estate sites to find apartments in the city center to rent?
2. How soon do we need to book an apartment?
3. Any advice on Italian lessons, cooking lessons, anything about the university there, classes to attend and pretend I understand, or the journalist community there (I’m a journalist and looking for a foothold into the local population, a way to slip in deep, or try at least)?
2. Has anyone brought their pets with them, and how feasible is that? We have a beautiful, mean cat that no one likes, and not even our daughter can be bribed to take her .

Sorry if the answers have already been posted elsewhere.

The plan is to nothing but cook, eat, take cooking lessons to do that better, talk, hopefully in Italian, take Italian lessons to do that better, read, and generally enjoy myself.

Very grateful for any advice.

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MYHAPPYPLACE
12/14/2022 21:29 EST

My Grandfather came to US in 1907 for the AMERICAN DREAM and I have moved back to ITALY "MY HAPPY PLACE " because of the AMERICAN NIGHTMARE. I have family in Civi tella del lago and bought my house (May 2021) in FRATTE TODINA (Umbria) CIAO

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Jactay
12/7/2022 21:51 EST

I am close to retiring and wish to live in Italy for 3 months...simple living..nothing fancy..close to train for one day trips

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Geishasteve
12/4/2022 07:59 EST

Good morning. My wife and I are in our mid-70’s, retired in Panama. Both well educated. My wife has a degree in Bus. Admin. I have a degree in Economics and a Masters in International Mgmt. from Thunderbird. We sold our company 10 years ago and have been living in Panama where I was born. We’re now considering Italy as a new challenge. I have been to, and done business in, over 80 countries. Lived in Australia for three years and spent well over a year in China and the Pacific Rim countries. While I have traveled over a lot of Italy, I have never been south of Rome so the “boot” area looks very interesting to us. We welcome any and all suggestions. We are also financially secure. We’re concerned about health insurance given our age. Thank you.

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CiolliGirl
11/27/2022 13:40 EST

My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a rural property in the Chieti region of Abruzzo, Italy. I am a citizen (juris sanguis), but he is not. We will be navigating the process of getting him a residency card, buying a car, getting an Italian driver's license, designating our property as an Agriturismo, finding health insurance, and so much more. Our new home is half way between my grandfather's village in the L'Aquila region of Abruzzo, and my grandmother's village in the Campobasso region of Molise. I didn't want either of them mad at me!

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ILdream2022
11/24/2022 00:24 EST

I am thinking about moving abroad. I love Italy and is my preferred destination.
We need few more years to fulfill this dream.

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Well4Life
11/21/2022 11:53 EST

I studied abroad in Italy in college and fell in love. With every return visit, I've felt so "at home."

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UKtomilan
11/20/2022 21:29 EST

Hi there,

I’m a marketing professional moving to Milan in Jan 2023 on a company sponsored assignment, for 2 years.

Looking forward to getting to know this great city and explore Italy.

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Joya66
11/16/2022 19:19 EST

Hi, I am preparing to relocate to Palermo Sicily this Spring 2023. Retiring and planning on traveling

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CaGaGirl
11/11/2022 14:41 EST

Considering retiring in 2-3 years and have decided to live abroad at least for 5-10 years. I have travelled to Italy numerous times, including staying in a Villa in Perugia (Todi) for a few weeks as I wrote my dissertation. I have always had a strong connection to the land, food, and people of Italy. Thus, my strong interest in settling there.

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suonodelmare
11/9/2022 05:33 EST

I bought a house on the Riviera not far from Genoa. Let me know if I can offer any suggestions or share my experience so far.

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cjakes
11/8/2022 14:27 EST

Next year, my wife and I and our two pups are planning to sell everything and move to Genoa Italy. I’m second generation American. My grandfather and great grandfather was from Genoa. I want to return to my family roots. We are retired, so this will be our final destination. We do plan to travel Europe also, using our Genoa home as our base. We are so excited!

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VillaFifi1
11/6/2022 21:14 EST

My wife and I have moved to Trevi (PG) from Prague. I am English and she is Anglo-Czech. Having given the Czechs many, many years, we decided to go in search of somewhere friendlier.
We have bought a small villa on the bottom edge of Santa Maria in Valle, with our view being of Trevi, about a mile away. I am working to renovate the olive grove, which for many years was left to go feral.
We're both in our fifties. I've spent my life as a teacher, with a second 'career' as a painter. I'm not allowed to teach yet on account of the delays here with immigration but my wife, having an EU passport, is already teaching in Foligno.
We've come here specifically to make friends so if anyone would like to reach out to us, please get in touch!

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suonodelmare
11/6/2022 06:13 EST

Hi. I am hopefully close to finishing my own JS citizenship process, and i recently bought a place on the Riviera east of Genoa. Let me know if can offer any advice, or if you have any for me! - Eric

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suonodelmare
11/6/2022 06:07 EST

Hi - I recently bought an apartment in a town by the sea east of Genoa. I don't work locally but i've learned a bit about citizenship and real estate. Let me know if I can be of any help.

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suonodelmare
11/6/2022 06:00 EST

Hi, I recently bought a house in Camogli if I can be of any help. I plan to move here permanently soon. Many towns around here are quite beautiful -- Santa Margherita, Bogliaso, Nervi. The climate is quite nice. Though this year is a bit warmer than most, it's November and i haven't been tempted to turn on the heat so far! Of course the water and mountains are really beautiful.

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suonodelmare
11/6/2022 05:27 EST

I live in on the Riviera east of Genoa. I work in the economics and environmental fields. I enjoy live music and an aperitivo. Good to meet you.

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Forloveofflorence
10/30/2022 11:34 EST

I am in love with Italy, especially Florence.
I recently bought a flat downtown in the heart of the city center of Florence. I plan to visit often and hope to be living there 6 months out of the year at some point.
I’m addition for buying a home in a country I don’t live in - I am doing major renovations.
???
Obviously I am crazy But I am trying to be brave!

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Lakeview22
10/27/2022 22:22 EST

We recently purchased a small villa on Lake Maggiore. We plan to use it mostly for friends and family, but I suspect we will try to rent it out a bit each year if we can.

We’re just getting started looking for property management services near Stresa, and it would be great if we knew other expats in the Stresa/Baveno area.

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Forrest123
10/27/2022 19:48 EST

want to live near rome or naples

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howar1996
10/22/2022 12:29 EST

My wife and I are semiretired and would like to relocate from the USA to Italy near the beach and mountains .

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halsil
10/19/2022 18:08 EST

Commercial advertising photographer of 40 years. A bit of college level teaching over the last 18 years. Lover of all things Italian, avid traveler, culinarian, wine enthusiast.

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Permajan
10/16/2022 13:47 EST

Hi,

I am currently living in Eugene, Oregon but have a keen interest to find out what is necessary for living a year or retiring in Alghero, Sardegna. I love Sardegna and have been twice, including July, 2022. The lungomare in Alghero is my fav in Europe. I am into bike riding, permaculture, eco logical oriented low overhead living. Single, male. Speak functional Italian now but want to become totally conversational. I love the ancient history of Sardegna, landscape, exploring small towns, bike riding, people I have already met.

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Percy405
10/10/2022 22:58 EST

Hello
Nearing retirement and ready for the next big adventure abroad. In the research phase with a few years to prepare. Looking for any advise and ideas on how to make the move as smoothly as possible

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slonitaly
10/9/2022 11:39 EST

My wife and I are staying in Italy for a month. We are just beginning to consider moving here.

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tmvitanza
10/6/2022 18:27 EST

I am a 67 yr old former NYC Social Worker of Italian descent. I love Italian culture and Food. I would love to be near a beach and town with authentic food and culture. My grandparents were from Sicily, Caserta and agropoli.

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sidney009
10/5/2022 10:13 EST

I am currently in Italy with my husband and dog, hoping to relocate here permanently and to buy a house. We are not sure where yet, but we are looking in a few areas, mainly Tuscany and Umbria.

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Bunny08
9/30/2022 06:47 EST

Hi,
I am a German/Brazilian who has lived in the USA and South Africa for most of my adult life. We are a family of 6 consisting of my husband, Rob and I and my 4 sons Arthur (8), Harvey (11), Jason (21) and Antony (24). The older boys are already living abroad. We are considering moving to Europe and thought that Italy would be a great country. I would appreciate any tips and advice on living/studying in Italy. Many thanks!

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MissLiz
9/26/2022 16:32 EST

I'm a 73-year-old female, perfect health, single, and planning a move next year, along with my 50-year-old daughter. We are both U.S. citizens, born and raised here. My daughter's career allows her to work from any location, and she's currently employed with a company whose brick-and-mortar offices are in Australia and France. She and I have decided on Italy as where we are headed in one year when her daughter is out of high school.

I'm very excited about our move together. She has made several days-long visits to Northern Italy and it's what we are both looking for in our next home.

Mary Ridenhour

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Pastorbiz
9/25/2022 20:49 EST

Looking for retirement options in Italy

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Poodle1
9/22/2022 13:35 EST

Planning to spend 3 months next spring in Puliga Italy. Cant decide where to find an apartment.

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poggio
9/22/2022 08:29 EST

hi,
I have recently moved to Florence and am excited to learn Italian and make new friends
x

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Makeup1
9/18/2022 17:57 EST

Hello my name is Jeanne,
I am going to retire in approximately two years. I want to start planning now for my move. I’ve visited Italy twice but I’m not sure where I want to buy exactly. Somewhere in Tuscany perhaps.

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MaryF
9/14/2022 06:23 EST

We are an Irish couple semi retired travelling around visiting towns/cities within Puglia we want to relocate and live not far from the coast we want to be where there Is people all year round and be part of the local community. I want to be able to speak Italian, currently a beginner!

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Kissa
9/13/2022 15:42 EST

I love Italy. I have traveled there both for business and pleasure for many years. It feels like home!

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Sunny65
9/13/2022 10:45 EST

I have moved to Italy a few days ago from to uk I am Italian, ritired in my 80's i have a uk state pension and have read about the S1 form ,but can not see anywhere online to apply for one ,have sent emails to email address on the Gov.website but no reply can anyone help,and how does it work will my medication be free,no ticket to pay ?,thanks

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vibranterra
9/12/2022 21:09 EST

Ciao! Moving to Sicily officially. Iam looking for anyone who has used a shipping company in USA, either by plane or barge that was successful, where you actually received everything you shipped to your destination in Europe. I have been looking locally, but all the bad reviews are making me not want to chance shipping anything - and its stuff I would not be able to buy again, otherwise, I would not mind. Grazie!

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claxtongm12
9/12/2022 06:20 EST

Do you have a visa to stay longer than 90 days. Buying property does not give you the right to live it for more than 90 days if you only have the tourist bisa.

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katsmom
9/11/2022 21:22 EST

Katsmom here. W just bought a place in Italy and are planning to move permanently in May. Help! I'll take all the advice I can get.

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AFS1948
9/9/2022 14:16 EST

I was born in Italy and have grown up in the USA since I was a child. I have purchased an apartment in Florence and I am always looking for ways to live in Italy at least half of the year.

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Qwerty12
9/7/2022 13:18 EST

I’m a photographer/ videographer and cinematographer based in India . I would like to move my career to Italy and actively looking for jobs

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vchirca
9/7/2022 08:55 EST

Rome of course.

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MountainLotus
9/5/2022 09:19 EST

Hello all, I'm hoping to travel to Italy to regain/reacquire my Italian citizenship. Hoping to engage with others who have personal experience with this process.

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Lakeview22
9/3/2022 13:55 EST

Will be purchasing a small home near Lago Maggiore and we will need help learning how to find reliable service providers that can help us with home renovations, and basic home services like painting, plumbing, electrical work, etc.
We are also looking to meet other expats in the area.

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Jpic45
9/3/2022 09:57 EST

Retiree living Indonesia and wanting to relocate.

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drow10d
9/2/2022 08:39 EST

Regarding your visas, I'm assuming you mean elective residency visas for you both? If so then this sounds like a tricky situation. You can't get an ER visa without sufficient passive income (pension, etc). Cash in the bank just won't cut it for that. Additionally, I'm not sure of the implications of running your own apartments while in Italy with ER visas - that could also be a show-stopper.

If you are not talking about ER visas then disregard the above, but if you are it may be beneficial to engage with an immigration attorney to ensure there's nothing fundamental that will mess this up.

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lisajordan
9/2/2022 06:39 EST

Hi,

We are a couple that wish to relocate next year to Italy. We are intending to buy a small property initially so that we can do lots of viewings from Italy and eventually buy a large villa to convert and rent out as apartments.
We have enough money to financially support ourselves for the 2 years before we start running the apartments.
We are getting a bit confused with the visa and temporary residency.
We won't be earning any income for the first year as we are intending to take a bit of time off and find the villa for the business. Does anyone have any experience of not launching directly into a business? It would be a bit of a nightmare if we had to renew the temporary residency after a year and got refused after such a lot of money would be invested.
Thankyou in advance for any responses.
Lisa.

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retmathtchr
8/26/2022 23:24 EST

I am a retired math teacher. I bought a house in Gissi and hope to move this fall.

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fromgrtoverona
8/26/2022 12:37 EST

I am moving with my family to Italy for a year. We are currently in the Midwest. I am a nurse and my partner is an academic.

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geldredge
8/23/2022 17:46 EST

I studied in Florence in the 80s, and now I'm considering retiring somewhere in Italy

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VillaSelinunte
8/23/2022 15:25 EST

Hi Tilly, I still think fondly of all my HS English Teachers. Even more after having taught English for a few semesters at Community College!
Have you considered Sicily in your search? If you're from the Pacific Northwest, Sicily may not be your landscape -- and I do believe it's very important to consider the landscape that feels most familiar to you and makes you happy. With that in mind, I'm surprised to discover that I LOVE Sicily (and I was raised in the Midwest). It's worth visiting, at the very least!
I wish you the very best in your search and relocation. - Jan

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Morganeve
8/23/2022 06:53 EST

We are a family of 6 from Ireland and planning on moving to Italy as its been a dream for years and we are finally in a position to go for it. looking for advice on everything as with kids its a huge move. we are very excited to learn and go on this amazing adventure.

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Tilly08
8/22/2022 20:06 EST

Hello new friends,
I am a retired high school English teacher who dreams of retiring in Italy. I currently reside in the Northwestern corner of the US. I have visited Italy several times, but do not have a specific town/city in mind for relocation yet. I need to do more research and get serious!
Thank you for including me in the forum.
Cheers!

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Maryloox
8/20/2022 18:16 EST

Hello,
My name is Maria and I am planning next year move to Italy, first to find a job and then do a master there.

I would like Infos.

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Umbertomar
8/20/2022 11:55 EST

Millermk,
I sent you a private message

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Millermk
8/19/2022 15:14 EST

Hi, I am planning to spend as much time as possible in retirement in Italy. I have worked and studied in Milan, Florence, and Bologna so I have a good base knowledge of life in Italy and a handle on the Italian language (though rusty)! I am seeking a countryside life in a Tuscan village, if I can afford it. I visited Cortona for two weeks in May, and it was a fantastic experience staying in an Etruscan built medieval village surrounded by soft rolling hills with views to Lake Trasimeno and Umbria. Ideally, I prefer to not have a car, and am seeking a quiet life in a village with an active center for “piazza life”. At this point, I’m weighing out all options of buying and staying 90 days twice a year while maintaining my US residency or possibly seeking an elective retirement visa for living in Italy full time. Does anybody have experience making the plunge to full time life in Italy with the Elective Retirement Visa? Would love to hear any stories on this front that include the pros and cons, plus where you’re living. Thanks for reading my post!

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Floravioletta
8/18/2022 12:27 EST

I tried to add a heart and it came out as a question mark! Thank you for your thoughts they are very much appreciated!

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Floravioletta
8/18/2022 12:26 EST

Thank you so much for your thoughts! It is very much appreciated ???

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Nola48
8/18/2022 09:17 EST

Lucca is a beautiful, but very small city. Pistoia is quite interesting, and it can rivale some of the Tuscan art cities.

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Floravioletta
8/17/2022 07:55 EST

Planning on moving to Tuscany and would like to be near a city for my 22 year old son. Prefer hills not mountains! Husband and self are retired. I speak fluent Italian. Thinking of Lucca? I don’t want to be too far out in the country.

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CCBaxter
8/15/2022 15:29 EST

Having lived and worked in Spain and Latin America for the last 7 years, I will relocate to Italy for work in January 2023.

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Giacomojoe
8/14/2022 08:21 EST

A first generation Italian American looking to reside in Puglia in retirement.

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Jpsdlh
8/11/2022 16:48 EST

Hi. We are looking to move to Italy from Colorado and need advice for where to move to. We are recently retired and looking for a town in the Dolomites with good skiing and hiking. Any on location and securing a visa will be appreciated.

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Cappagh
8/11/2022 07:28 EST

My name is James Talbot. I am in my seventies, healthy, married and thinking of moving from the south of France on the Italian border to Italy and probably Tuscany. We need to be close to the sea. For three years we rented an apartment close to Imperia which was a very enjoyable experience.

Language is not a problem. The bureaucracy I am told is a nightmare but I do not plan to start a business, just live there quietly doing our own thing which in my case is advice on buying selling and collecting art.

We would prefer to rent long term. Currently we have a 100 sq metre apartment with a garden overlooking the sea in a charming location some 500 yds from the Italian border. The appeal,of Italy is not only the culture and food it is also the people. The French are fine but very socialist and very lazy as the State does just about everything and there is no sense of entrepreneurship plus the make the most terrible cars and the food is, well, over rated. They do not understand vegetables, only salad !!

I am thinking southern Tuscany perhaps around Grossetto so would appreciate some hints from expats down that way. My thanks in advance.

James

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Kauka
8/10/2022 14:43 EST

We are a retired couple of Italian citizen but do not speak Italian looking to purchase a house

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Maytecita
8/9/2022 09:01 EST

Hello! I am Mayte. My husband Michael and I are planning to retire in Italy and we are looking for the perfect location. He is Italian by blood, and currently in the process to obtain his citizenship. We would like to retire in a city by the ocean. This summer we went to Trieste, and we really like the area, but we are considering other locations as well. We are very interested in the arts and prefer to live in a city instead of a small town. We want to be involved with the community and meeting local friends and expats.

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Varkc2022
8/6/2022 06:10 EST

We have been residents in Florence and Lucca (Tuscany) for many years... now considering property in Barga. It's not far away, we love the hills. Want to read reviews that are honest before we make the plunge... V

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lotsofhats
8/4/2022 18:49 EST

Greetings All,
I am familiar with Italy and have traveled there often beginning with my education in the 80's. I have always loved all things Italian and could easily dream of making it a permanent home in the years to come.

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TreeWoman
8/3/2022 18:47 EST

Greetings. I'm considering early retirement in Italy. Thinking about Modena. I hold US and Italian citizenship. Thanks in advance.

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MissLiz
8/2/2022 21:49 EST

I'm in my early 70s and I'm from the U.S., having lived in Arkansas, Texas, and New York. My daughter and I plan on moving to Italy in the early summer of 2024 when her daughter is starting college. My daughter works remotely for a company whose office (one of two brick-and-mortar offices) is located in southern France. I worked as a freelance court reporter before retirement.

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Nola48
8/2/2022 12:30 EST

Hi, My husband and I are no longer young, but we still love all that Italy has to offer. I'm not sure, but in the South, Salerno is quite lovely. It's a small city that has good train and bus connections. They do have a hospital. However, no one has ever posted about the medical care. We've used the health system in Napoli and in Milano. Napoli needs better equipment; Milano is like NY. Florence is always crowded with tourists. If you find a place on the Oltrarno, maybe that could work.

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LucyWiese
8/1/2022 23:20 EST

We are working towards spending quite a bit of our retirement in Italy. I am currently going through the process of getting my Italian citizenship.

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RetireAdvent
8/1/2022 13:02 EST

I currently live in Florida with my partner and starting to plan for my retirement. We have both been to Italy a number of times and experienced many of the different regions. She understands Italian better than I do. Although I am Italian (my grandfather was born in Sicily) I speak very little of the language. We really have no idea where we would like to settle if we make this move.

One thing that would be important to us would be access to good healthcare. I am in my 60's and my partner is in her 70's and in good health. But obviously as we age healthcare and "senior" care is something we need to consider.

We love to have fun, socialize, cook, EAT and drink great wine. Although I love Rome and Florence, I don't want to live in the middle of a city nor are we looking for remote rural. Small towns that have the conveniences of shopping and restaurants is likely more what we would be attracted to.

All that being said, I am not even sure where to start. We have talked about spending a month in Florence just to see how we adjust to the lifestyle and we thought that might be a good transportation hub for us to visit other areas without having to rent a car. But we are definitely open to other ideas.

Any input or advice is greatly appreciated!

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Klimt1969
8/1/2022 11:46 EST

My husband and I have traveled to Europe extensively and want to purchase a vacation home in Italy. We would eventually like to retire there

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Medulina
7/31/2022 16:22 EST

Has lived in 6 countries, constantly learning new languages and dreaming about the next move.How

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Gigisann
7/30/2022 10:33 EST

My husband and I would like to retire in Italy.

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handygadget
7/30/2022 02:52 EST

74-year-old pensioner with cancer and heart-failure looking to enjoy the dolce vita somewhere the grim reaper won't find me

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annajaell
7/29/2022 14:31 EST

Hi my name is Anna-Jaël, I am originally from Germany but spend the last 22 years living in the Bay Area in California and in Portland, Oregon. My partner and I have been playing with the idea of buying a house in Italy and either splitting our time between Portland and Italy or considering a full time move to be closer to family in Germany. We are still at the very beginning of this journey and don't quite know where to begin so I googled and found this forum.

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klpitalia
7/28/2022 16:50 EST

I'm Kelly and I'm passionate about Italy and recently received my Italian citizenship through my Italian bloodline (my family is from Avigliano in Basilicata. I want to live in Italy at least half time (if not more) and have been spending the last few years visiting all different areas of Italy to decide where I want to settle. Excited to hear more about other's experiences in Italy and to make some connections. I live in Denver, CO.

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gdo
7/28/2022 00:31 EST

I'm single, hoping to retire/semi-retire in the next 1-2 years, hopefully outside the U.S. I've always been Euro-oriented, am physically active.

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masseyfamiglia
7/27/2022 13:42 EST

Ciao!!
We are a family of 4 from the USA, Living in Germany and planning on spending relaxing retirement days in Italy, Spain and the USA. We currently own a house in Italy on Lago Maggiore and we work in Germany. We moved to Germany 5 years ago from Australia, we have been out of the USA for 10 years now and don't plan on going back to live full time.

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curious22
7/27/2022 02:26 EST

Hi,

I'm curious about exploring the Puglia, Verona, Lake Garda, and Sicily areas for living part of the year. I'm American and live in Austin, Texas but I am traveling this summer in Europe.

Currently, visiting Puglia and want to possibly stay for a month to write my book. I'm looking for other ex-pats to meet, find wonderful yoga classes, and more.

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QWKLZX
7/26/2022 18:13 EST

Dual citizen by descent, embarking on the long process to prove this to the Italian government.
Considering relocating to Italy with my wife when this is complete, a few years from now. We both could be considered "digital nomads" but can also see retirement coming into view on the horizon.

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dianansg
7/26/2022 10:18 EST

Hello my name is Diana. I've been considering moving to Italy for quite some time now. I would like to learn more about the Italian way of life and possible job opportunities for Americans living in Italy. I will hopefully be moving there with my husband in the next few years and just want to learn as much as I can before we decide to make the move.

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BarbC58
7/26/2022 09:24 EST

My husband and I are retired and looking to buy a second home in Puglia. We have never traveled to this part of Italy, but are very intrigued by it’s beauty and quiet lifestyle.

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Charlie2007
7/24/2022 13:47 EST

We are planning for our retirement in @10 years and are considering living and working in multiple countries as well as spending time in the States.

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drow10d
7/24/2022 11:21 EST

Hi Robert! My wife and I are retired and looking to move to Liguria as well. We were in Genoa in November and it can get cool there in the winter, but likely that's still much warmer than where you are now. It seems as if the proximity to the sea takes the sharp edges off the temperature swings throughout the year.

One other thing re: Liguria - at least one poster on this MB said that the residency permits there last 2 years instead of one. We are not quite that far along yet but would welcome that (slight reduction in bureaucracy) if true.

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Rover1506
7/23/2022 16:03 EST

I am British with a British Passport, however, I have been living in Berlin for about 7 years and have a German Residency. I am now thinking about moving to Italy.

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reldridge8550
7/23/2022 09:50 EST

Hello!
I am Robert..I am 60 years old . Currently living in Illinois in the US. Seriously considering a move/retirement in a different location.. Mild or warmer climate would be great! As well as a reasonable cost of real estate and ease of being able to move.. I know, a lot to want. Was thinking initially of Italy, specifically the Liguria region.. Perhaps Cyprus. But still open to suggestions/discussion!!

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Blue55679
7/23/2022 07:38 EST

Hello all. I'm a 22 year old dual citizen from the United States. My Italian citizenship was handed down from my father's side, but I haven't visit since I was 3. I'm looking for a chance to explore Italy, learn the culture, the language and reconnect with my past. I'm planning to move to Italy within the next year.

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LauraTaras
7/21/2022 20:31 EST

Hello!
I will be retiring around Feb 2024 to Italy (or possible Malaga, Spain). I’m looking forward to learning more about making a successful move and living abroad.

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buzugan
7/21/2022 20:28 EST

Thinking to buy a home in Italy for part time living there.

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Silhiker
7/21/2022 16:13 EST

Ciao! My wife and I are contemplating moving to Italy. I (inadvertently) recounced my Italian citizenship as a minor when I was naturalized in the US. We're considering Italy in order to live a life connected with community, a slower pace of life, and incredible natural beauty.

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MauiMaine
7/21/2022 06:04 EST

My name is Beth King. I’ll be living in an Airbnb Oct 5- Dec 1 in Novara Italy. While I’ve been studying Italian on Duolingo, I’m far from being confident. I’m hoping to perhaps meet expats in Northern Italy while I’m there. I’m 55 yr old Teacher of the Deaf excited to live in this wonderful country.
Aloha
Dr King

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Galacticgirl
7/20/2022 19:52 EST

Hi all…

Well I’m about to take the biggest leap of faith and relocate my life to Italy. It’s been a dream for 25 years that I thought wouldn’t happen for personal reasons. But I’m researching what work to do, where to live and the usual things that come with moving.. Fortunately I only need to consider me so I need make a few friends along the way x

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PhilFox
7/19/2022 21:04 EST

Retired in 2020, my wife and I have had a passion to live in Italy for about twelve months.
We have travelled around central Europe on a number of occasions spending up to three months at a time.

We would love to live in southern Italy near the water and close to the town piazza.

This is our little adventure of a lifetime, we also plan to travel to other regions.

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Electraglida
7/19/2022 10:20 EST

Hello,
My husband and I have purchased a home in Northern Italy. We plan to fix it up over the next few years, then retire there full time.

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2browns1expat
7/18/2022 23:12 EST

Hello! My husband and I are *seriously* considering / loosely already planning a move to Italy next year, with our two little girls. We're narrowing in on places in Northern Italy and gathering inputs to help inform our decisions. We are hoping to connect with other families living and working in Italy and learn from what others have experienced, navigated and/or been surprised by most.

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jhsIII
7/18/2022 12:44 EST

Half Italian on both sides of my family. Have traveled extensively throughout Italy.

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Catlantis
7/17/2022 13:00 EST

After a 5 year property search I close on a townhouse in Treia ~ Marche near Macerata ~ at the end of this month. Currently live in Sarasota, Florida and am 57 year old female - private practice mental health/addiction counselor. I have expat friends in Marche and understand more Italian than I speak. Google translate saved me on my last trip!! Traveling to Treia late August and staying for one month. The townhouse needs renovation ~ it was built in the 1800’s and last renovated in 1960’s which means it have the grooviest bathroom tile ever! Plan is to renovate over next 2+ years, apply for ER visa and move by spring 2025. Photo is view from terrace looking towards the Sibillinis.

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RicardoSwe
7/16/2022 21:16 EST

Retired, mid-70s husband and wife, experienced travelers, experienced expat (Japan in 1980s).

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Fabuliz13
7/16/2022 15:34 EST

Considering retiring to Italy with a specific interest in Sicily. Looking at a 5 -6 year time frame. My husband's family emigrated from Sicily 3 generations ago. He is exploring if he will be able to get citizenship.

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winegeek
7/16/2022 15:23 EST

Live in California, bought apartment in Mondovì, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy

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aplaceinthesunvictim
7/15/2022 16:45 EST

Hello. My husband and I have recently bought a house in Western Liguria. At the moment we are going for one month at a time a few times this year, but we are planning to move there permanently in a few months hopefully!

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tomatotales
7/14/2022 18:30 EST

I'm a Californian with dual American/Italian citizenship. Looking to purchase a home in Italy to live in part-time.

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MegaMind
7/14/2022 12:08 EST

I am a retiring Computer scientist and am considering a move to Italy.

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Tere8156
7/14/2022 11:56 EST

My name is Teresa and I always dreamed of visiting the marvelous country of Italy and will also like to explore the possibility of living there for a year . Will like to have more information and recommendations on which cities should I consider living in

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Rudolpho
7/14/2022 11:42 EST

Retired to Trieste.

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cornucopia
7/12/2022 08:46 EST

Hello, I am an artist and arts administrator who is retired and now a young 64. I spent childhood summers in Sicily and a period in Milan in my 20s. I love Italy and especially Liguria, though very ready to explore other areas less well travelled.

I live in London and from time to time consider moving to Italy for a period of time as it is so lovely, I speak Italian and think the Italians know how to live in a reasonably civilized way, though I am of course aware of drawbacks.

I am keen to hear of other's takes on living in Italy and of options that might arise.

Many thanks - Georgina

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TGayleE63
7/11/2022 09:58 EST

I have lived in the midwest my entire life but am considering the possibility of retiring abroad and have considered Italy. I would not consider moving without taking my daughter with me, who is currently in her early 20’s.

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ChicanoPolyglot
7/10/2022 16:19 EST

I'm a Spanish-speaking Chicano, born and raised in the global culture and entertainment mecca that is southern California, USA, and currently living in the spectacular natural scenery and outdoor recreation mecca that is Utah, USA! I'm married, a homeowner, and currently a full-time university student learning the Italian and German languages. My countries of interest for possible long-term residence are Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico (US territory), Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.

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maryagnello
7/10/2022 15:02 EST

I don’t live abroad but I will always thought about living in Italy on one of the water coast may be Positano or Lake Como but somewhere affordable I an old age retirement fund.

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Serenita
7/9/2022 21:42 EST

I've lived in the US, Canada and Israel. I love Italy best, though I've only been a tourist there.

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California65
7/9/2022 08:44 EST

Getting all my paperwork together to be recognized as an Italian citizen. Looking for a comune in Italy to call home. Retired and will spend so many months a year there when paperwork is completed.

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LauraRC
7/8/2022 16:45 EST

Hello,
I am nearing retirement age, and am hoping to spend a good deal of the year away from home. I am interested in finding a nest and then traveling from there often to explore other places. I do not enjoy hot and humid weather. I like rain, just not constant rain or constant overcast weather.
I do love swimming, so warm water in part of the year would be very welcome, I am missing that now as we live in the Rockies. I also enjoy architecture and culturally diverse foods and being in nature is way more my style than city life. I am trying to learn Spanish and Italian, but I am pathetic at it.
There are so many amazingly beautiful places in the world, thus much to learn.

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AStein
7/7/2022 11:06 EST

Hi All

My name is Amy. I am a native New Yorker. I recently retired from a career here as an emergency department nurse. I am now in the process of doing my due diligence regarding an application for a visa elettivo. I would like to move to Bologna as I have friends there and I am quite familiar with this beautiful city . My Italian is serviceable but would probably want the assistance of an Italian lawyer for any major decisions eg signing a long term rental lease. I am looking for information regarding rules/regulations governing residential leases in Italy. Any relevant information will be greatly appreciated.

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Alaclooney
7/7/2022 08:04 EST

I spent 7 years living abroad in Asia. After being in my home country for 4 years, I’ve decided to move back abroad with my partner (and mother!) and start a new chapter in Italy.

I’m interested in purchasing a place with some land and rooms or apartments to rent out. Location is important as we’d like to be just outside a larger city or living in a town outside a larger city.

Hoping to learn about all the things I should know before making this move and buying any property.

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Knodoz
7/5/2022 21:39 EST

My wife and I are considering retiring to Italy in a couple of years.

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thegoldenduck
7/4/2022 22:21 EST

My great grandfather arrive in America from Italy in 1906. I've been to Italy three times as a tourist and I'm exploring finding work and trying to live there. America is wonderful but it is also in the process changing in a way that is economically unsustainable. Let me share a wonderful story from the 1940s when of a group of my relatives purchased a piece of raw land in Westchester county New York and together with children 8 and 10 all used sickles to clear the brush and they built the most magnificent home on what was an even more magnificent piece of property. In 2019 the property taxes were $60,000 a year, my aunt was alone and couldn't afford it, her two kids didn't want that debt. The beautiful home that I saw as part of my heritage, my italian-american heritage, the pinnacle of what my immigrant ancestors could achieve was sold or was it lost, to what? I'm in search of my heritage and maybe a home. Maybe it's in Italy or somewhere else.

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dor3
7/4/2022 19:49 EST

I enjoy exploring Europe and would love to have a place in Italy as a base

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asplanned
7/4/2022 19:15 EST

Hi! This is Joanne and Nick. We live in Burbank, CA and with the state of the US, we are considering moving to Italy - maybe Florence or Rome, Venice - not sure. I haven't been to Italy yet. Nick has and loves it. We are seniors and on Medicare and disabled. Our main need if/when we move out of the country is access to efficient great quality healthcare. We have many doctors at Cedars Sinai in Beverly Hills.

Ready for a change but have to feel secure in our decision. We're also healthy eaters and love little bistros and shopping and live music.

Thanks everyone.

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SITA12
7/4/2022 14:51 EST

My husband and I are considering retiring in Italy in a few years. I have dual citizenship- but neither of us speak Italian. We are enjoying checking out different areas and finding a spot that is perfect for us. At this point we have no idea where that will be! We are both born and raised on the West Coast of the US- presently living in the California Mountains.

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Velofornian
7/4/2022 12:10 EST

I put my life in LA into storage and moved to my bicycle. Lyman (my Surly Disk Trucker) and I want to roll around the countryside and explore somewhere beautiful, friendly and warm. I restore houses and would love to restore a unique property. Where exactly I don’t know.

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samanthapeterson422
7/4/2022 09:25 EST

My family and I are very early on in the process of considering moving to Italy from the United States. I'm currently working on obtaining dual citizenship there, but figured doing some research couldn't hurt. We have small children, so any advice on where to move or things to consider as a family would be greatly appreciated!

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incredibleBread
7/4/2022 07:50 EST

Hey there!

I'm a guy in his late 20's from Sydney, Australia. Turns out I'm eligible to get my Italian passport so I'm currently in the process of getting a dual citizenship. I'm looking to moving to the Puglia region late next year and wanted gather as much info as I could before then :)

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Etruscan
7/4/2022 05:56 EST

I and my partner are planning on moving to Italy in Autumn 2022. We currently have property on the market in UK, are actively looking for that special place in Tuscany (yes - it is a cliche!), and are very busy making all the preparations pre-departure (property is on the market, employment notice given). Looking at options for a short-term rental this Autumn/Winter if we don't secure a place to buy in time for our arrival.

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eudiasdavid
7/3/2022 14:31 EST

I'm a digital entrepreneur in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Born and raised in Rio I want to have the experience to live abroad with my fiance who is brazilian but has a italy citizenship. We are going to move to Turin in february.

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lynnekoplin
7/3/2022 09:00 EST

Retiree about to get my citizenship in Italy.

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russd7s
7/2/2022 20:25 EST

Couple of travelers in our 50's looking to find a place to buy a place in Italy. We have traveled all around Italy and there are so many great areas, but the one that we have the most interest in right now is Piedmont. I f any of you have suggestions or recommendations that would be great!

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Movingtoitaly
7/2/2022 19:54 EST

Wondering if a move to Italy would be right for me. So many questions.

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elm132001
7/2/2022 16:43 EST

My name is Erin, I live in San Antonio Texas. I am a couple years from retirement and looking to move abroad. My current research is on Italy and what each region has to offer.

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1lastfrontier
7/2/2022 15:34 EST

Brian & Agi

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theussucks
7/1/2022 19:03 EST

Hello<

My name is Angelina and I have always wanted to live somewhere in Europe. I have the most experience traveling in Italy and France. My great-grandparents moved to the US from Italy sometime around 1900. I am in the process of trying to acquire my Italian citizenship as well.

While I know that no place in the world is perfect, I have slowly become so disappointed and unenchanted with my birth country the US. From the first time I traveled to Europe, I was hooked by the beauty and life style.

So here's to hoping it someday works out!

Thanks

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MaryDelB
7/1/2022 11:05 EST

I obtained my Italian citizenship a few years ago. I am now retired and as I become more and more discouraged about the state of affairs in the US, I’m considering moving to Italy. I’ve always fantasized about it, but now I feel a push as well as a pull!

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Painty
7/1/2022 03:34 EST

Have been looking at properties in pulia. Love the trullia and surrounding countryside. I am an artist and gardener but wish to cut down on my gardening work as I’m heading to being a bit”elderly” to carry on working at this pace. London is so expensive, and would like a cheaper and simpler way of life so I could concentrate on my art , grow vegetables, and my husband could do his leather work.The aspect that frightens us most is isolation so could you recommend an area that would have a community aspect and preferably an artistic one

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cathandcoop
6/29/2022 17:53 EST

Hi, my wife and I are planning to move to Italy in summer of 2024. We are natives of Colorado (US) and this is where I have lived all of my life. My wife is Sicilian/Irish with Irish citizenship and spent her early childhood in Germany prior to her family moving back to the US and settling in Colorado where we met and have been married for 30 years. We have a Golden Retriever (Lucy) who will be joining us on this great adventure!

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ZiaShelli
6/29/2022 13:25 EST

I and my wife Susanne just yesterday (finally) received our passports back in the mail from the Italian consulate in San Francisco. It had been eight weeks on "pins and needles" wondering if we'd be among the 20% of applicants awarded the coveted "Elective Residency" visas. Sure enough, there were our colorful Italian visas glued into our passport pages! We are now able to finalize our plans to move to our new home (a restored 700 year old stone tower) in the countryside near Assisi, in Umbria (the "green heart" of Italy!).

I am a retired software developer and in my tenth year of writing books (see my 19 books on "Shelli Joye" on Amazon). I had always dreamed of writing books in our tower in Assisi, and now I may be able to write my 20th book there, God willing!

We were catalyzed into acting on our dream of living in Italy buy the horrendously scary forest fires in our part of California over the past few summers. It is no fun being evacuated in the middle of the night after receiving a phone call "A fire has broken out a mile from your home." We live in a cedar cabin with our cat, bird, and my huge library of very flammable books! So last September we decided we can't take living here anymore. The fires and the disintegrating society/politics in the US just added impetus to our urge to flee. And living in Italy has always been a dream spurred on by our frequent trips there as tourists.

So that's my story, thus far! I also hope to begin restoring a 12th century church ruins on my property, about 200 feet from our tower home.

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Run2Sun
6/29/2022 09:42 EST

Originally from Europe. In love with Italy since the first visit in 1985. Now, close to retirement, working remotely, seriously considering the big move with my cautious wife.

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shockeysbeachin
6/28/2022 07:56 EST

We are considering at least a partial move in retirement to Vicopisano which near Pisa

We’ve visited several times & love the area. We’ve done some basic research on relocating but any information would be greatly appreciated.

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VillaSelinunte
6/27/2022 23:39 EST

Hi everyone! I'm hoping to relocate from the States to Sicily soon and am currently in negotiations for purchasing a property. Unfortunately, I do not qualify for an elective visa and the official rules regarding the new Nomad Visa haven't been posted yet. I'm working with a lawyer but appreciate any and all advice other expats might have on how to make this move!
Grazie mille! - Jianna

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Frapa1
6/27/2022 13:11 EST

Hello, I am. Retired attorney and college Professor… My wife, Pam is still working as a part time K-12 teacher, but may retire soon… I was born in Canada from Italian Immigrant parents who later emigrated to the State of Washington and became naturalized US, as did I… I am now working on attaining Italian Citizenship Jure Sanguinous, which I hope to complete when visiting Molise in late July… we have traveled through Italy and EU several times….would love to connect and share ideas and suggestions…will be on the Amalfi Coast and elsewhere this summer…Best Regards, Frank and Pam

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codybrandy
6/27/2022 11:57 EST

Hello Demeter, Applying for a residency Visa (the first one being for a year) for Retired folks is called the ER...Elective Residency Visa. Go online to your nearest Italian Consulate (in the US) and read the rules. There will be appointments at the consulate, photos, at least $30K in the bank, health insurance paid and a variety of other documentation. It's quite extensive and time consuming and if accepted you will be able to stay for 1 year...If you want to be permanent you need to apply for a Permesso di Soggiorno within days of arriving in Italy...that one is renewable every 1 or 2 years determined by your region (Liguria is every 2 years). There is a lot written about Visas on Ex-Pats so wander thru some of the older posts. The 3 months allowed with no Visa and just your passport is fairly strictly adhered to...if you overstay you might get caught on your way out of the Schengen Zone, fined and possibly banned for a period of time from returning. Some Ex Pats have worked around this rule by leaving after 3 months and going to a non-Schengen country for a period of (I think)3-6 months and then can return to Italy. Read up on the Schengen rules so you are informed. Good Luck.

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Finchtgtg
6/27/2022 10:21 EST

Hey. I'm from Argentina and I'm planning to move to Italy with my Cat and very little money. I hope it turns out ok

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Opus365
6/27/2022 10:03 EST

I'm preparing for my retirement and looking for an excellent place to dwell part of the year in the future.

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Demeter
6/27/2022 06:32 EST

Hi
We have had a modest house in the mountains in Italy for over 20 years and are now frustrated by the 90 day rule.
We used to spend 4 months a year there and travel to Athens in the winter plus visit friends in France and Belgium
All first world problems I know but we are getting old!!
Time is not on our side
Now considering a temporary residency visa and wondering how complicated that would be .
Demeter

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KJRae
6/27/2022 02:48 EST

An American who has lived in Germany for 17 years.

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Bkeepr
6/25/2022 17:16 EST

We are considering a move to Piedmont Italy. We've just begun to do the research. I'm retired and my spouse can now work virtually from anywhere. We are excited too about using our language skills in French and German. We are thinking about rental first and see where the actual experience leads us for the next step. Please don't hesitate to sent info and experiences you've had there.

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Noli5
6/25/2022 16:20 EST

Considering retiring to Italy from US in three years.

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Sirena
6/25/2022 10:00 EST

My name is Sirena, I am an artist, my husband currently captains a commercial fishing boat in the US. He is soon to finish schooling which will enable him to change career paths so he can work online remotely and we can begin global trekking. We are interested in possibly buying a home abroad in a Mediterranean climate zone. We are looking at Italy, Portugal and Spain initially. But are interested in seeing as much of the world as we can. We don’t have children, but we have a toy Malti-poo that would travel with us. I have been taking Italian language lessons for a number of years. I could perhaps get by, but would not consider myself fluent.

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LFAMD
6/25/2022 07:55 EST

I'm thinking of moving to Italy in the next 2-3 years. I have Italian heritage and I'm in the process of getting citizenship. I can also speak a little Italian. Looking for places that are budget friendly.

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notrump
6/24/2022 23:05 EST

We love our home in Florida, USA, but would love to spend half the year in Italy, possibly in Liguria.

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PermaD
6/24/2022 10:19 EST

An American expat who has been overseas for 40+ years, 20+ in Italy.

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Nola48
6/23/2022 18:07 EST

I am looking forward to moving to Italy with my husband . We are usually there 2 months a year, but we'd like to make a permanent move.

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Roadymatt
6/22/2022 07:18 EST

Hello all
I have had a place near Lucca
For many years
Things are much easier now
For us
Matt

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Vancouvessa
6/21/2022 17:28 EST

Hello! I currently live in Canada as an expat with my husband, we've realized life here isn't for us after a year and a half having been raised in the Mediterranean and are planning our move to Italy!

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ryl
6/21/2022 14:14 EST

I have been fortunate enough to visit Italy both small villages and the main tourist cities. I am considering moving to Italy sometime in the near future.

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Troiano27
6/20/2022 16:55 EST

My name is Jeff. With in the next year I will be a dual citizen (USA and Italy). My wife and I would like to by a small flat in Italy (or possibly some other European country). With the intention of spending increasingly more time in our retirement years. I still have about 15 years til retirement. We are not rich, but are working people. We hope to find something that will work for us.

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Boop1951
6/20/2022 11:29 EST

I have visited Italy twice. The last visit was a month ago and I can't rid the feeling of wanting to go back to stay. My wife and I were planning to move to another part of the US but now I am seriously thinking about Italy. My wife is less enamored with the idea because she may not be able to make jewelry there. She does silversmithing but also works full time. We were both planning to retire later this year.

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saramcfood
6/20/2022 11:09 EST

I am a lover or Italy. I am looking to buy a place there in the Liguria region to use for a month or two, and have family use as well.

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roberto22
6/20/2022 10:46 EST

Hi, we are looking to possibly move to Italy, We are not sure where yet. My parents are originally from Abruzzo We would like to move to a place where it is easier to integrate with locals and expats. Any thoughts would be gratefully received. We will be in Verona and Bologna in the next few weeks and would love to talk to anyone who lives in those cities.

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Sup4Fun
6/20/2022 00:32 EST

Ciao
Me and my wife are planning for a life in Italy. Today we’re living in Sweden. Checking the region from Viareggio to Ventimiglia.

Wishlist
Sea view, either near or max 20 min by car
Close to a village
Possible to have a BnB

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kmascaro
6/19/2022 22:24 EST

I am newly retired and newly in possession of my Italian Citizenship. I plan to take an extended yearlong trip to my ancestral home area in Serrastretta (CZ) to connect face-to-face with some distant cousins and do some immersion language learning, after I prepare for basic proficiency with Babbel and Rosetta Stone products. Like many who grew up with Italian spoken at home between parents and grandparents, I suffered the fate of never being taught to converse in Italian while growing up. So for me an extended trip to build language fluency is my primary goal in addition to simply enjoying life.

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ReachingRossi
6/19/2022 20:33 EST

Considering a move to Italy

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jenredway
6/19/2022 15:51 EST

Hi - I am a remote humanitarian worker currently working in Emergency Management in Zimbabwe. Would love to make a move to Italy one day for the food, the countryside and the lovely people.

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kahj
6/17/2022 08:34 EST

My name is Kim. I am a retired teacher looking to explore southern Italy (have been to all other areas) while working on Italian citizenship.

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reef92037
6/16/2022 16:33 EST

We are thinking to explore places to live in the next couple years. We have traveled extensively in Europe and Asia, and love France, Italy, Portugal and Malta. In Italy, we have visited Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice, Sorrento, Sicily, but have been told that we were missing the best part -- Turin and the surrounding Piedmont region. Time to rectify that!

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Roxy27
6/16/2022 11:56 EST

Hi, I am ready to retire this year and have always loved holidaying in Italy being the land of my parents

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roberto22
6/16/2022 07:27 EST

Looking to spend at least 4 months a year in Italy or move permanently to the right location in the next 12 months.

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tdeanw
6/15/2022 19:43 EST

Greetings! We (married couple) are retiring soon and looking to move to Italy!

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Horseruptcy
6/15/2022 16:34 EST

Retired lawyer. Interests are art and history. Moving from Washington State, USA, looking to start a new chapter.

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Torinov
6/15/2022 11:16 EST

Moving to Italy on a contract with my spouse and a west highland terrier

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Johannes1
6/14/2022 09:00 EST

I am looking for a place to settle in summer(European).
Italy has come up and it is a question of whether i shall master the language .

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JerseyGirl1956
6/13/2022 09:13 EST

Hello All.....I'm Carol from New Jersey. My mother was born in Sicily (Casteltermini) and came through Ellis Island at the age of 7 - to never return to her mother land. I am semi-retired and thinking that I might need a change in my life - a big change - and considering moving to Sicily (location to be determined). I've actually never been anywhere in Europe but I'm planning a trip with the intention of applying for dual citizenship while visiting. I'm both excited and apprehensive so I'm trying to gather as much information as possible before continuing on this path. I don't speak the language - so this is my biggest concern - not sure at this stage of the game I would learn so easily. In my mind, Sicily offers everything I'm looking for - close proximity to the sea, good food, warm people and maybe even people that look like me :) I would probably be interested in working part-time - I've been a Holistic Skincare and Energy Work Practitioner (Reiki, etc.) for over three decades and think this could keep me connected within the community. I'm going alone and don't know a soul - so there's that!!!! I'm thinking I would visit later this year or early next year and decide on a time frame to make the move. I welcome any pertinent info or suggestions.

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Nebbiacostiera
6/12/2022 22:16 EST

I'm recently retired after a career in the culinary industry, most recently as a chef instructor. I am considering a move to Italy or France. While I have narrowed down the potential area in France (SW), I am looking for inspiration about a location in Italy. I'm hoping to make a longish trip to both countries once I have the Italian area sorted.

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katalxi
6/12/2022 16:31 EST

I am a psychotherapist looking to move to Italy for a year before pursuing my doctoral studies in clinical psychology. I hope to immerse myself in Italian culture and learn to cook and speak Italian fluently, while meeting new people - locals and expats - along the way!

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Berrydish
6/11/2022 13:47 EST

Lived in Naples and throughout Germany in the 90's and 00's. Retired now, thinking about moving back to Italy.

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Tdd2252
6/11/2022 09:44 EST

My wife and I are thinking of spending an extended time in Italy. She is working on getting her dual citizenship, I know about my requirements to go to Italy for an extended time.
My question is: We have two dogs that we are very attached to. Any suggestions as far as, taking them with or extended care options? Thanks

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Katprati
6/10/2022 11:08 EST

Hi! I have dual citizenship and plan to move to Reggio Emilia this Fall. I have family there and want to spend the last quarter of my life with them. Working on getting rid of a lifetime of possessions.

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soitalyguy
6/10/2022 08:46 EST

We have traveled to many parts of Italy, but are really enchanted with the Puglia region. Moving to that area is a dream, but "practical" reasons keep us tethered in the U.S. Would love to breakaway and live in Italy for at least three months a year. If we lived in Italy during half the year, I think we'd have to find an warmer alternative for winter months.

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LunaBaron
6/9/2022 19:18 EST

My husband and I are 63 and thinking. About retiring to Italy . We are looking for a nice place small town

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marinmtnbiker
6/9/2022 01:54 EST

I am a retired professional living North of San Francisco who loves bicycling, skiing, and Italian food. I am also considering Spain and Montenegro along with Italy.

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sedona
6/8/2022 11:56 EST

Hello, Ami

I am very familiar with Northern California. I lived in Santa Rosa, Monte Rio and went to school at Berkeley before transferring to UCLA.
Have you visited Italy? Do you speak the language?

Regards

Aldo

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Yogamommy
6/8/2022 09:29 EST

I’m a mom, yoga teacher and Ayurvedic lifestyle coach. My husband’s job takes her from place to place but for us it’s mandatory that the new location is safe and offers great schools. I rely on reviews and I found this website quite good, based on my kid’s current school review. It’s very accurate! We don’t like MEF Izmir but still have one year here. I wish I had looked at this website before hubby accepted the job offer in Turkey! Thanks for what you do for us expats ????

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Amimasala
6/8/2022 06:47 EST

Ciao,

Mi chiamo Ami. I am from the SF Bay area but dream of living and retiring in Italy. One of the most beautiful places in the world.

Kind Regards, Ami

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LidiaB
6/6/2022 13:50 EST

Hi how are you all? I’m an 50 year old expat in Italy for nearly 25 years, originally from the Uk. I m married to an Italian and have 2 grown children. I now live in Tuscany. I enjoy my life here, there’a always plenty to do. I especially love summer because of festivals and the beach. Ciao ??

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codybrandy
6/6/2022 11:23 EST

Well yes, most of us wouldn't put up too much of a fight to be beachside. Anywhere beachy will possibly be up to 3X the cost of the hills/inland. Might I suggest visiting the Liguria region...we are 20 minutes inland from the 5Terre and love it. Beautiful country/hillsides with none of the high cost of actually living near the sea. I know it would be charming to look out the window and see the waves but the tourist throngs, traffic and no parking in the deep summer months keeps us up here in the hills. Our area has terrific healthcare and hospitals, clean fresh air, hiking, river rafting and yes we get down to Framura or Levanto or Bonassola often to enjoy the seaside. I would suggest renting for a time before deciding on buying...houses stay on the market sometimes years...so if you make a mistake it's not easy to change your mind. Tho house prices inland can be very affordable. Good Luck in your day dreaming of Italy.

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sedona
6/6/2022 07:35 EST

Hello, I'm Aldo an American expat (semi retired but still doing some legal work whenit suits me) living in Marche for the past two years. I bave an Italian girlfriend and a few Italian friends but I haven't made anyconnection with other american expats who may be in the area. I have li ved in Lecce prior to moving to Fermo. I much prefer Fermo because it's a hidden non touristy place close to ghe ocean and only a few hours away from perugia, bologna, and florence. Ancone -one hour away- has a great little airport served by numerous regional airlines that will take you anywhere,

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PasqualeSticco
6/5/2022 20:05 EST

Moving to Italy in a year for nine months with my carpet. Moving from city to city.

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Hoonyboy
6/5/2022 14:30 EST

Married couple, mid 60s. Looking to relocate to Italy. Love beach and mountains but would choose the beach if forced to make a decision.

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KPow
6/5/2022 13:44 EST

We are planning to stay in an apartment in Torino for two months this fall and then… Who knows? It would be lovely to buy property and come to visit often. We are from Texas and love Italians and your culture!

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PP66
6/5/2022 08:54 EST

Hi, we currently live in the West Midlands and providing all goes well this year (2022), the plan is to invest in a suitable property in the Puglia region of Italy, possibly in or around the beautiful looking and historic town of Ostuni.
My Mother was from the Campania region and I fondly remember having the most wonderful Italian holidays with my family when I was much much younger.
Although I haven't visited Italy for many years and as now getting closer & closer to my retirement years, where better to take up a semi permanent or possibly a fully permanent residency, practice my limited Italian, enjoy the sunshine, colourful coastline and of course, the endless gastronomic delights !!

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Rileysmum
6/4/2022 05:14 EST

Hi Everyone! I am a Canadian Artist married to an Italian Writer. My husband and I moved here this past September, back to his family’s home in the area just north of Turin. We are now looking to buy a place of our own somewhere in the north of Italy. Hoping to find suggestions/recommendations and connect with other expats/Canadians/Artists.

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SailorGirl
6/2/2022 15:18 EST

Hi all. I currently live on an island near Seattle, Washington and am considering moving to Italy. After several visits I know I’d like to live in the north but am also considering Abruzzo, where my family is from. Although I speak serviceable Italian, I think a welcoming expat community will be important. Sono in pensione. I look forward to learning from others who have already made the move!

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LetsGoItaly
6/2/2022 03:06 EST

Dual citizenship, and craving more art, culture, history, and the opportunity for international adventure, my husband are interested in relocating to Italy w/ our pup Lucy.

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BabeP
6/2/2022 02:01 EST

I'm planning to move to Italy next April. I'm think Puglia but I haven't decided yet - close to sea. Doing research. Self employed and can live anywhere. Will be renting at first.

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Abracadabra1
6/1/2022 07:03 EST

I am a dual citizen of USA and Italy. I am living in Campania right now, Italy for 1 year now but looking to transfer to Puglia. Looking for a bit more of a mixed International influence . There are so many beautiful places in Puglia if anyone has any info on best places for an expat I would greatly appreciate your input. I do have a lot of experience on what is necessary to move here, live permanently in Italy and what you need to bring with you so don’t hesitate to ask I will try my best to give you the most up to date info. Thanks

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Carlgent
5/31/2022 17:05 EST

My grandparents moved to America around 1905 to provide a better life for their family. 115 years later, I’m considering a move to Italy to provide a better life for my family.

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TXArtLover
5/30/2022 18:07 EST

Still in the dreaming process. Just want to get a glimpse of life as an expat in Italy.

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shebamut
5/30/2022 15:34 EST

68 retiree, traveled to italy several times..like liguria, especially Lerici.

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Catinator
5/29/2022 20:26 EST

We are retiring in the next few years and are considering out of US

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Minxscott
5/29/2022 18:17 EST

I’m an American Italian, and we are looking to purchase property in a coastal region of Italy and move full time within 2 years . Would love a vibrant coastal area and enjoy the food, culture and new friends

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Catcrisman
5/29/2022 12:20 EST

I am a retired American who loves Itsly and would like to explore spending more time there .

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BootsAGoGo
5/29/2022 03:19 EST

Hello- My husband and I are starting to research what it would be like to relocate abroad, with Italy our primary focus. We would probably start by living there part time, with the possibility of making it a more permanent decision as we get a better understanding of what that means. Lots to think about, kinda scary/fun, but we're open to the possibilities!

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redbandonline
5/28/2022 18:08 EST

Gearing up to retire in Italy. Looking forward to sorting out the details!

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gittesnaps
5/28/2022 14:15 EST

Hello,
My husband André and I currently live in Palm Springs, CA and we plan to spend half of the year in Italy. I am a dual citizen of the EU since I have my German citizenship and US and my husband is British. We currently spend our summers in Lucca but we are interested in exploring Pulgia more.
Brigitte Lehnert

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USNLItaly
5/28/2022 10:04 EST

Originally from the US and currently living in NL for work. Planning on moving to Italy in next 18 month and beginning my research on where, how, and residency requirements.

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molise
5/28/2022 09:12 EST

Recently retired and looking to relocate at last.

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urih
5/27/2022 06:04 EST

looking to live in Italy for 2-3 months

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lenorenevermore
5/27/2022 03:12 EST

Hello All. I’m a 41 year old nurse practitioner hoping to eventually relocate to Italy.

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JimmyO29
5/25/2022 20:41 EST

My name is Jim and I am retired, currently living in Arizona. I've lived abroad before, and am considering a life in Italy. I have many questions, mostly about healthcare.

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Brunello
5/25/2022 18:51 EST

Semi-retired, my spouse and I are planning to relocate to Italy or France within the next two years, both as retired. My spouse is working on her Italian passport by descent. Failing that we will both obtain long-term residency visas.
We both enjoy the arts, food and are looking for a mix of other expat friends and locals as we both have learned Italian. Any thoughts welcome!

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JFig
5/25/2022 18:21 EST

Hello all,

I am retired and my wife will be retiring in a few years. We love Italy and are looking for a place in Italy to retire to.

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mikeytpa
5/25/2022 11:52 EST

Hello! My name is Michael. My lady and I are looking to move to Italy in the next few years. She is a web developer and I am chef in Tampa, Florida. We genuinely feel like we would live a happier, fuller life overseas and would love to start a family out there.

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CWSSEN
5/24/2022 21:24 EST

Thinking of moving to Italy with my teenage boys.

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Sophia135
5/24/2022 16:06 EST

Ciao, my lady and I plan on retiring in 5-6 years and want to be as prepared as possible. We want to reside on or near the Ligurian Sea while we tour the surrounding countries over the following year or two.

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alicecking
5/23/2022 20:07 EST

I'm a professional living in the wine country north of San Francisco and currently researching moving to Italy in retirement in about 6 to 8 years. Also considering maintaining residences in both places and living abroad only part time.

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Thisismyusername123
5/23/2022 10:13 EST

I am American and I have a few countries I’m researching currently but Italy is at the top of my list so far.

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Solarpoweredman
5/22/2022 12:59 EST

Peter - Chester, UK

Moving to Puglia, Italy.

Happy to receive any advise or introductions.

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groovyJerseygirl
5/22/2022 12:24 EST

Hello in the past few years, I discovered that I have Italian citizenship by descent. How fortunate! My plan is to move to Italy next year to be recognized as a citizen and receive my passport. Has anyone here gone through that procedure? Which cities or towns do you recommend as a starting place? Thanks for your suggestions!

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Jmlobo1122
5/22/2022 10:17 EST

John

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Risbjerg
5/22/2022 05:27 EST

Family of 3 moving to Puglia for work..

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glostercanary
5/21/2022 15:32 EST

I lived in Italy for a summer while in college. I speak Italian, proficiently but no longer fluently. I am in the process of obtaining my Italian citizenship through descent. I hope to move to Italy by 2027.

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PetraS65
5/21/2022 14:32 EST

I’ m interesting in retiring in Italy. I have visited Italy several times and my favourite area is Lombardia.

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italianlaw
5/21/2022 14:06 EST

The hamlet of Gosparini, Italy in located within the town limits of the Comune di Lisciano Niccone, The correct address, according official title records point to Via Gosparini, 67.

We have the official complete record

Without a car it is not close to schools, etc.

Anthony
www.italianlaw.net

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Zazou2023
5/21/2022 09:44 EST

Planning to relocate from Canada to Italy (destination is still uncertain) with my husband and teenager.

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hisartist
5/21/2022 09:05 EST

Hello! I'm Michelle from coastal SC, and in the process of getting dual citizenship. My husband and I would love to live at least part-time in Italy after retirement, but not sure yet where would be the right place. We're most familiar with Tuscany, but are really open to living anywhere.

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nldufour
5/21/2022 07:08 EST

Thank you for allowing me to join. I currently live in Walla Walla, WA, USA. I plan on retiring within the next 2 years and moving to Italy. I will be bringing my shih tzu dog, Bella, with me. The final destination for my move is undecided. I would like to buy a property, preferably in a small community close to one of the larger cities. Climate (little or no snow), cost of living, and access to health care are my prime considerations. I don't just want to move to Italy, I want to be absorbed into the Italian way of life so social integration is, also, important. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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jdsbenz
5/20/2022 16:11 EST

I love Italy and recently lost my husband as I trying to reach out to local expats who love the people, food, wine and wonderful climate and community as I want to sell my Beautiful country home in an ideal location in Gosparini Umbria on the border of Tuscany overlooking the tranquil lake Trasimeno.

The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with lovely vaulted wood ceilings, large eat-in fully equipped kitchen with views of the tranquil lake views.

It is a Large covered terrace off living room overlooking the lake and terraces off both bedrooms and a large back terrace for hanging laundry and storing garden equipment.

Extra Space and Lower apartment, kitchen, bedroom, lounge and large bathroom, accessed by a lovely interior staircase from the main floor and can be closed off or opened to the main floor.

Plus, a Large 2 car garage and smaller 1 car garage including Laundry facilities with a Lovely low maintenance garden with functional above-ground pool and Included are Solar panels and satellite on site with a Fully furnished and move-in ready home.

This a once in lifetime opportunity to live the dream of having a second home on the border of Umbria and Turcany in Italy with Peaceful setting within easy reach of wine and downtown restaurants/bars, 1km- 6 km to town.

Come find and see your dream vacation home today in the heart of Umbria, Italy.

https://www.expat.com/en/housing/europe/italy/umbria/42-houses-for-sale/710114-beautiful-country-home-in-gosparin-umbria-on-the.html


Property Details:
Via Gosparini, N. 66, Gosparini, Umbria, Italy
€ 390,000
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
290 m2 Interior Surface
Available Now: May 2022
Please contact Lorenzo Corazza
+39 0575 603961
Features:
Swimming pool; Parking; Garden; Balcony / Terrasse; Cellar; Fully furnished; Pets allowed; Close to shops; Close to schools; Close to hospitals; Close to restaurants.

Map Location:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Localit%C3%A0+Gosparini,+66,+06060+Gosparini+PG,+Italy/@43.2345224,12.1054695,3a,75y,352.37h,101.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-UBDMhnVTEebwp_lKEMlcw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x132c073aa3c79749:0x4bbab1d0b98dbc85!8m2!3d43.2343895!4d12.1049546


Craigslist:
https://milan.craigslist.org/avd/7486215606.html

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suzyquec
5/20/2022 12:56 EST

I was born in Florence Italy to American parents. I have always dreamed of retiring to Italy. I have traveled extensively through both eastern and western Europe. History has always been a passion and I enjoy walking in the footsteps of those who came before. I have spent most of my working life in the area of Wall Street and investment advisors and look forward to a slower paced retirement.

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Cecedejesus
5/19/2022 13:54 EST

Hello, love to travel and am looking for more like minded people-we are considering a move out of the US to Europe-

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MaxandI
5/18/2022 21:46 EST

Started life in the Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia/NJ area. I met a Brit and we moved to the west coast/ Lake Tahoe and Central Coast/ Pismo Beach. Just purchased a flat in the UK to be near family part-time. Dreaming of adding Italy as a second home when in the UK. Just at the point of selecting the best area for us. Hoping to learn more about which areas to consider.

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Peppone
5/18/2022 11:24 EST

Check the regulations on bringing a pet bird into the country. There are some very challenging requirements.

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BayouTodd
5/18/2022 11:08 EST

Still working 3 days a week in Louisiana.
Age 75, married.
Would like to rent for a month somewhere in Puglia to experience the lifestyle to see if we like it.
If so, would consider retiring there.

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jeepsblues
5/17/2022 21:22 EST

Just beginning to explore the possibility of retiring in Italy. Don't speak Italian, but willing to learn. Looking for good places with English speaking expats to make the transition easier..

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Maxipops
5/17/2022 15:19 EST

Hello??
Myself, my husband and our baby bird are planning on relocating to Italy from South Africa.
I have Italian citizenship and my husband will apply for his residency permit as soon as we're there and job hunt. He is studying a Bachelor of Science currently ?? and has 3 years experience in a managerial position.
I have my Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Psychology as well as my TEFOL certificate. 2 years experience as an ESL teacher, 2 years as a Governess and personal Chef. I am hoping to get a job before getting there. Wondering if this is being too hopeful?
Rand vs Euro makes our savings very small! But we will try everything to make it happen!
Unfortunately neither of us speak Italian but are definitely going to be learning.
Any advise welcome??

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RJ55
5/16/2022 16:52 EST

My husband and I are heading towards retirement! We love Italy, and would like to know if we can make our dream of retiring to Italy a reality! We will be keeping our home in the US as our children are in the US. We look forward to learning from everyone!

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dmaldini
5/16/2022 13:01 EST

I was born and raised in Liguria Italy and I have been in the US for 30 years. My significant other is from Phoenix Arizona and is scared of moving to a place that is not warm year round. I also have two horses to bring to my selected destination for retirement. I would like to buy a property with space for horses but not expensive. Puglia is a possibility....

I am an Italian citizen and I speak it fluently. I just have not lived there for a long, long time and I only know the north of the country.

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maestrotim
5/15/2022 22:06 EST

I'm a conductor, singer, professor, looking to retire to Italy in a couple of years with my husband. Coming from Hawaii, I'm looking for a mild climate, but want to be close to cultural centers and have easy transportation within Italy and to the rest of Europe.

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dimitriosgeorge
5/15/2022 15:00 EST

Italy and Greece are our favorites. My wife is Italian-American and I am Greek-American from Arizona. We are presently exploring Liguria (Italian Riviera)

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Ejross12
5/15/2022 11:48 EST

My husband and I are looking to retire in Italy within the next year. We come from the northeast and looking for a slower pace of life. Good food, wine and making new friends.

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avlange
5/14/2022 23:23 EST

I live in Michigan in the US and I’m planning on moving to Italy soon.

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AnnieLaurie
5/14/2022 18:38 EST

I retired to Cuenca Ecuador in October 2021--I had wanted to visit Italy prior to making my decision, but due to the pandemic that was not possible. I will be visiting Puglia in early 2023 and looking forward to checking out possible locations for my next move.

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SurfGurrl
5/14/2022 17:54 EST

We fell in love with Italian living after visiting family near Bari. We are entertaining the idea of retiring abroad.

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SSgtLeone
5/14/2022 14:49 EST

I am a retired U.S. Marine who lived in Italy for 2 years when I was younger.
I have always wanted to move back there when the time was right.
Even though I lived in Naples for those 2 years, I am open to different areas.

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Lazzman
5/14/2022 11:18 EST

I am a retired ED MD in NCAL wine country; my family got our italian citizenship via my parents who both came from Lucca in the early 1900's. We are now looking for a small property SOMEWHERE in italy; within 30 minutes of the coast in a picturesque centro.... looking right now at Liguria and Abruzzo....

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geekpower
5/14/2022 10:44 EST

I currently live in the wilds of Maine, USA with my girlfriend and dog, Piper. I own and run a small tech company making unconventional games for businesses to increase creativity, productivity and well-being. I have been traveling to Italy since I was a little boy and fell in love with it the first time I was there. The stone streets, the delight of smells, the lovely humans and the sense that everything will be alright - these are essences of this country I have carried my whole life.

We are making plans to move to Italy within the next year as we slowly downsize our American lives and simplify. We aren't quite sure where to go just yet. We love Modena and Bari and Tricase - all very different places and all just lovely. We've also considered somewhere on Sardinia or Sicily. If anyone has any suggestions, we're totally open.

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Scrittrice
5/13/2022 21:40 EST

I am a 55 year old young person. I am an author and have two books published. I recently went through an amiable divorce, and now I am starting to explore my options in life. I have been taking a grammar-heavy, talking-light Italian class for three years. I would love to live in Italy. But where? My dream is to collect a group of ten people who all want to live in Italy and find a guide who would take us to the top destinations for living, preferably not in the usual tourist places. I want to check out hill towns, places outside of Florence, the south, the north. I just need to start narrowing things down, eh? I would love to connect with people who are doing what I want to do, so I can get a boost of confidence to pursue this dream.

Grazie!
Lisa

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Joyfulliving
5/13/2022 20:36 EST

I am an Italian American and my husband and I are thinking about Italy, Northern. I am a wellbeing advocate, on camera talent and love healthy cooking, living with joy, making a difference.

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artistswife
5/13/2022 17:59 EST

I'm working on getting my Italian citizenship (via my great grandfather on my father's side). I currently live just north of NYC with my husband, 2 kids and a dog...and I am just starting research into life in Italy.

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Onchanto
5/13/2022 14:50 EST

I want to restart a new life in Italy with preference for center-north side if the country. Close to the water or in the deep green..

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Umbertomar
5/13/2022 08:20 EST

Here is a link to an area that is probably the best diving area of Italy- Particularly cave diving. Also much underwater environmental activity involving the sea.
https://www.capogalera.com/default.aspx?ver=en

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Pspiritf
5/13/2022 01:50 EST

I'm in the research phase of my next adventure to live abroad. My main goal is to live by the Sea/Ocean and explore historical sights while learning about the current culture and the people. I want a place where I can go snorkeling and scuba diving to explore underwater and participate in protecting the environment. I only know English, which is why I decided to look at Expat communities. I hope to learn the language of the country with the help of the Expat community.
I also plan to work but haven't decided on the field. I'm 60 with a diverse background and looking to do something different than I have been.
I'm the mother of 2 adult children that are doing great. I took care of my mother for 3 years and it has almost been a year since she passed and I am ready to sell my house and enjoy life exploring different places in this beautiful world.

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Dflettet
5/13/2022 01:42 EST

Californian looking for a new adventure

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Prismmaker
5/12/2022 23:52 EST

I am planning to retire to Italy along with my husband. We are glass and metal artists. We both still work, but look to retire in the next year.

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ramjadi
5/12/2022 14:38 EST

I am looking for a relaxed, sunny, beautiful, and friendly place for retirement residency.

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carmencarlone
5/12/2022 11:58 EST

I am from Toronto Canada but born in Puglia Italy. I would like to relocate there and buy a property by the ocean.

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rugbyjello
5/11/2022 15:05 EST

Looking to retire

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rupals
5/11/2022 12:56 EST

I am a software developer and planning to relocate to Italy, Milan.

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DianaCondrea
5/11/2022 06:17 EST

We are a family of three looking to relocate to Italy, preferably to the North or in Liguria. We are looking for the best public schools and decent commutes to the city. We'd love to live in a village or commune closer to nature.

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junyn
5/10/2022 09:29 EST

Ciao a Tutti!
I'm Brazilian, and I've plans to live in Italy in the next few years

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Rockyboy
5/9/2022 19:58 EST

Hi, My name is Sarah and looking into retiring in Italy.

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Blktessa
5/9/2022 12:04 EST

Near Biella, Valle Mosso, Varallo, La Prevostura...beautiful locations Prealpi.

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baparishpa
5/8/2022 23:34 EST

Thinking about retiring in Italy or at least spending a few months a year there in retirement. Spouse is eligible for citizenship, so will be looking for legitimate help in applying in Italy. Already have all the required documents.

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Lazzman
5/8/2022 22:28 EST

I am a retired physician and citizen of Italy- both my parents were born in Lucca. I live in California in the wine country but would like to retire to italy given some affordable housing. I have visited italy (tuscan) extensively with my family over the years and am looking at the Abruzzo or Liguria region.

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PastaPesto
5/8/2022 09:30 EST

Hi,

I'm planning to move to Northern Italy, Piedmont or Liguria, in the next while and looking for tips and advice on best place to live and buy.

I'm an EU citizen, so I'm aware of the basic formalities of living in the EU.

I want to buy (around 100/130 M2) in a village, suburb and make it as sustainable as possible. Access to public transport would be ideal.

I don't like high humidity, so I believe there are certain areas to avoid. And I like living close to mountains.

Kind regards

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KateIreland
5/7/2022 03:46 EST

I have recently lived in Puglia for a year and would like to return.

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BKS
5/5/2022 22:48 EST

A retired American couple, ages 67 and 70, one of whom went to high school in Rome and has friends in Lazio, he can get by easily in Italian. She speaks a little but is European and speaks French, German and Czech.
Both well-traveled. Looking to rent initially for three months next year to decide where we'd like to settle in Italy. Ultimately we might buy a house to accommodate our kids and friends.

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jmdanne
5/5/2022 12:13 EST

Hello. My wife and I currently live in Florida with our 5 yr old daughter. We are heading to Italy for two weeks on a family vacation, with aspirations of someday (soon) making the move overseas. We are eager travelers, and are looking forward to providing some cultural diversity for our daughter during her formative years.

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berkeley
5/5/2022 09:04 EST

My grandparents were all born in Italy. I plan to get my Italian citizenship and travel to Italy often and possibly retire there. I have been there 3 times already.

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Nico771
5/5/2022 08:43 EST

Hello,
I am retired living in the states and I am looking to move to coastal southern Italy with in the next year. Im interested in renting an apartment near public transportation

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Montag233
5/4/2022 16:31 EST

Hello everybody,

I am a 55 year old lawyer born and living in Brazil, with Italian roots (Brazilian and Italian citizen).
I know part of Italy as a tourist and I think about a permanent move to the country in approximately 5 years.
I don't currently have a preferred region to live in.
It will be a pleasure to join this community.
Thanks.

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petersvault
5/4/2022 13:55 EST

Hello,

My name is Peter Lopez. I was born and raised in Los Angele California.

I have been in the jewelry industry for over 30 years as I grew up in my dad's jewelry store.

I am looking to move to Europe. Most likely Italy.

I like the Puglia region for it's beauty and affordability.

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italiandreams2022
5/4/2022 10:51 EST

I currently live in Tulum and looking ahead to future life in Europe.

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brookseyp
5/3/2022 09:08 EST

Hi I’m Paul, currently living and working in China. We are hoping to buy a property in Italy soon. Always loved Italy from the very first moment we visited. Interested in finding out more information about living in Italy and how to overcome certain issues.

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Kook
5/2/2022 23:14 EST

I'm still thinking about more than one location.

Happy to have found this website.

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codybrandy
5/2/2022 14:44 EST

Good Luck...I love Barga (lots of Scots I hear as well). The whole of the Garfagnana is fascinating and beautiful and so full of interesting villages and things to do. You must try and get to Grotta del Vento for a terrific cave tour! Have a wonderful adventure and good luck on the house hunt...we bought in Liguria but Barga and the area was high on the list.

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Robblair
5/2/2022 04:34 EST

I'm retiring to Italy from the UK and will be applying for Italian citizenship through my grandfather. I am a dual UK and US citizen.
I'm moving with my partner and dog and want to buy a house in Barga, Northern Tuscany within the next year.

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Terralta
5/1/2022 10:28 EST

We are retired Canadians currently living in Canada and the US (the latter in winter). We have Italian citizenship as well (although have never lived there as it was obtained through blood/marriage). We have lived as well in England in the past and worked across Europe (including Italy), one of us in the legal profession with a US based manufacturer/finance multi-national and the other in the arts.

We plan on selling our secondary US property eventually and buying an apartment in Italy. The climate in the area of Italy does not need to be warm like our US property. We are more interested in the cultural aspects and would most like to live in a larger urban centre. One of us speaks Italian fluently, among other languages. We are undecided about selling our Canadian property and may live between countries until more certain.

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dolcemag
5/1/2022 08:21 EST

I work remotely and am looking to settle into a coastal town in Italy with a nice beach.

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Tomasco84
5/1/2022 03:38 EST

Currently based in London. Love Italy and would like to retire there one day - frequently visit every year but would like to now explore how to move there over the longer term or have a second home!

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Lugubrico
4/30/2022 12:19 EST

In my visa I'm applying for, you can stay for a total of 12 months, 3 as a holiday and a total of 180 days to work. It's part of a program for those between 18-35 and applicable to Schengen countries. No need to leave after 3 months. I just need to acquire a residency visa within the first 8 days of arrival.

Definitely I expect the process to be hard, but worth it in the end.

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Enikoe1960
4/29/2022 14:32 EST

I dream from travelling around in this nice country. I'm just retired and hope to find a new interesting place in Europe. Maybe Italy?

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codybrandy
4/29/2022 12:20 EST

Good for you for your quest. BUT it doesn't sound like you've looked into the Visa situation. You may come to Italy for no longer than 3 months (all EU included) not a day longer without big problems...read all about the Schengen Rules. You must then leave the EU for a certain number of months before you are able to return. Italy full time Visa? Permesso di Soggiorno...very hard and $$$ to get ...go to the Italian consulate website and read the requirements Unemployment is high here and Italy isn't too interested in newcomers unless they are retired and don't intend to work. Good luck.

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Lugubrico
4/29/2022 10:07 EST

Hello all!

My name is Isayah. I am currently 29 and beginning the process of starting my new life in Italy!

I'm looking for people to talk to who can help me progress in my Italian (I am somewhere between beginner and intermediate!), people who want to make a very cool, nerdy friend, and anyone who can help me with my endless questions about the entire process of turning a working holiday visa into a forever staying in Italy situation!

I plan to move to Rome for my first year or so, with plans to maybe head out to Turin after some time!

Personally, I really love music, video games, world history (especially ancient cultures!) and being outside in nature!

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Travelingfree
4/28/2022 17:04 EST

My husband and I have been to Italy quite a few times and last year we spent three months looking for a home and did not find it and we are currently going back in July of this year to do it all over again.

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pomina
4/27/2022 17:51 EST

Unrepentant italophile.

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Westlakehandy
4/27/2022 17:46 EST

I have raised twins on my own since they were born. They are now about to graduate college and it is time for me to enjoy myself alittle. My father's side is from Italy. I am pursuing a dual citizenship and learning the language to prepare for my move.

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interianf
4/27/2022 14:22 EST

We are Shannon and Franco and we are Americans that love to travel. We specifically are in love with Italy. We have 3 children and 4 pets. We would love to find a place we can call our second /vacation home in Italy.

We have narrowed down our location to Verona. We would love to connect with any ExPats in that area.

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codybrandy
4/27/2022 11:38 EST

Welcome Agatha, It is a lot of work, documentation and study to make the move. I would suggest you and hubby go to different areas of Italy for 3 months at a time (read the Schengen rules). This way you will not have to get a Visa until and if you decide to stay in one area. You can stay in any EU country for not a day longer than 3 months without penalty. After the 3 months you have to leave (out of EU or Schengen Zone) for a period of months. Once you decide you would like to stay at least a year then you have to apply (at your local Italian consulate) for a Permesso di Soggiorno Elective Residency (that's for retired folk). You will then need a signed lease of place to live in Italy AirBnB doesn't count, health insurance, lots of banking docs etc. and at least $35K in the bank...different consulates have slightly different rules. As you see...not to be taken lightly. Italy is vast and each region is amazingly different...visit, learn, enjoy and pick your favorite.

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Mosie
4/27/2022 07:24 EST

My husband and I are from the west coast of the US; moved to Polignano a Mare in 2021 as retirees. We retired in 2015 and 2008, respectively. Young enough, brave enough, crazy enough!

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AgathaRose
4/26/2022 21:50 EST

My husband and I are in our early 70s / late 60s respectively, and he has decided to fully retire after teaching part-time (online) for the past couple of years. Rather than move to an active retirement community here in the US, I want to spend my golden girl years doing something much more interesting. He has visited Italy and loved it; I've never been but love the idea and I have a pretty good ear for languages.

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Marie42
4/26/2022 16:42 EST

My husband and I are a retired couple. We are planning a trip to Lucca this Sept. We want to determine if that's where we want to live from April thru June in 2023.
Several friends have highly recommended Lucca.
I've found a few AIRBNB's whose owners have agreed to show us their homes/apartments. Are there any Expats who live in Lucca? Would appreciate their guidance and even hopefully meet during our exploratory trip. Thanks for your time.

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Firemangs
4/25/2022 23:54 EST

Just interested in the idea of being an expat

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2BagNomad
4/25/2022 14:43 EST

Traveling as a Nomad the last 4 years, and now getting ready to slow down and travel from a home base.

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PFT1954
4/25/2022 08:33 EST

Ciao

does anyone have a link to a telegram group in Monopoli, puglia?

Gracias

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scotscout
4/23/2022 17:55 EST

Recently retired and looking to spend the winter months somewhere I don’t have to shovel snow. Would like an area with all the conveniences close by, but with a community feel. Very excited about this next step.

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italianlaw
4/23/2022 17:19 EST

Hello Qicoach
When you find your Italian dream home, (after running a property title on the Italian Gov data base and finding (no ***clouds°°° on the title) and before escrow, an Italian citizen will pay 2% reduced from 9% at the close of escrow. There are other deductions if the house is your first house (Prima casa)

Anthony
www.italianlaw.net
San Francisco office

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phoenixjoy
4/23/2022 12:08 EST

Investigating the possibility of moving/retiring to Italy with Puglia being the region of choice at the moment.

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Qicoach
4/23/2022 11:54 EST

Salve!

I would love to live outside of Firenze. Close enough to get into town for a yoga class, yet removed from tourists and heat in the summer. Do you like where you live? Any specific areas you would recommend?

Grazie :)

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Qicoach
4/23/2022 11:22 EST

Salve c2sees,

The hills outside of Firenze are very intriguing to us. We have Fiesole on our radar, but have yet to explore the area more fully. Do you like the town you're in?

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Qicoach
4/23/2022 09:53 EST

Salve,

I have dual Italian/US citizenship. My husband and I are considering buying a home in Italy. We are most familiar with Tuscany and Umbria; we have many friends in those regions. Cortona is where we have rented longterm, so is the town we are most familiar with.

Before we buy, we would like to explore a bit more.
We do love Firenze, and have thought we would look at the surrounding towns in the hills. Liguria is also on our radar for its weather and proximity to France.

Piacere di conoscere tutti. Grazie per averci inclusi nel tuo gruppo.

~ Qicoach

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PFT1954
4/23/2022 05:22 EST

Ciao

planning 6 months in spain and 6 months Italy

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Bbergman84
4/22/2022 22:35 EST

My wife and I currently live in Vancouver and have our entire lives. We are considering relocating our lives with our 4 year old daughter to somewhere in central Italy. Joined to see how others have done it and how they are liking it. Of particular appeal to us is the cost of living, pace of life and of course the weather and culture.

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mom22dogs
4/22/2022 08:59 EST

Hello, my husband and I are looking forward to spending some extended time in Italy during our retirement. We have studied the language and have made several trips to Italy in the past few years and want to spend time in Italy while we are healthy and able. We have looked into residential visas and as well as applying for dual citizenship (my father was born in Italy and moved to the US with his parents as a child so I am eligible).

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B8CJH
4/22/2022 05:32 EST

My plan is to retire in the next 2 years and am looking for suitable region in Italy……….I can’t decide!

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c2sees
4/22/2022 03:47 EST

How fun to make that decision between France and Italy. I am in the Tuscan hills outside Florence.. I just decided to retire to Italy and I’ve been here since last September. It would be fun to connect with you perhaps for a conversation about these big decisions?

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mexicohugh
4/21/2022 17:57 EST

My Italian wife and I plan to retire to Italy. We are very interested in the Southern part of the country.

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bbesijn
4/21/2022 15:57 EST

Wife to a Dutch citizen and mother to an 8 year old girl. We currently reside in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington, USA. We are planning a move to southern Europe this year. Looking for a slower pace of life, culture, sun, the chance to live a bit more simply, and to pretty much just live life on our own terms.

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Ruthie05
4/20/2022 19:41 EST

retiring abroad to either France or Italy….trying to decide….speak both languages, enjoy both cultures. France is easier bureaucratically but Italy is generally prettier and friendlier. Feeling very lucky to have this decision to make!

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hedonisima
4/20/2022 04:53 EST

I am a student in the 3rd year at the University of Bologna and I am planning on coming back to Italy in Jun and July since my University will stop providing me with the opportunity to give exams online from May 31st.
I lived in Italy already ( Milan and Ravenna ) and now I am thinking about Turin since I have some friends there and I can move easily for some work I am planning on doing ( plus - Turin seems cheaper than Bologna which was my option too )

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Sparkleplenty
4/19/2022 13:03 EST

Hello,
I’m a trained singer, dancer and performer of many years. Looking for new adventures and a big life change. I love Italy and am trying to find the courage to move there and start a new life.

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SamyAF
4/19/2022 12:37 EST

I am french, currently living in Nice France with my Irish girlfriend and we'd like to go live somewhere in Italy for a year or two at least.
We are not sure yet where we'd like to settle down so we are researching the best places to live in Italy as expats.

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tinasahn
4/19/2022 10:57 EST

American citizen, 65 years old. looking to find my "forever home." The best way to describe my ideal home would be one that is close to the ocean, vibrant community, and a relaxed lifestyle.

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teddy5
4/19/2022 03:38 EST

I am an American who has been living in Berlin, Germany for 8 years. THe next destination is somewhere more Mediterranean!

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Travelingmama
4/18/2022 15:19 EST

Hello!

We are a growing family with littles ones and have decided the expat life is for us. We will be welcoming our third child this fall with plans to make the move next summer/fall of 2023. So the hardcore research has started…. We both work remote and have toddlers (3 and 1), so we figured if not now, when?

It’s been a lifelong dream and we are excited (and a bit nervous) to make it a reality. We have joined this online community to narrow down our search and get real time advise from others living the dream!

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dkjcgriff
4/18/2022 11:54 EST

Gary and Maria. Retiring in summer of 2023. Our goal is to move to Italy for 6-12 months. We are considering the Puglia region.

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Southbarn
4/18/2022 11:23 EST

Hi,
I am buying a second home in Italy, just outside Florence and am looking forward to spending loads of time exploring and making new friends x

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Wanderer22
4/17/2022 14:20 EST

I’m dreaming of Italy as my retirement destination and gathering information and courage!

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Sadie12
4/16/2022 22:12 EST

It’s always been a dream to live in southern Italy or Sicily hoping to one day make that dram come true

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JJ537
4/16/2022 11:55 EST

Hi I am considering a move to Italy to study art.

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Sandrine47
4/16/2022 09:50 EST

Hello, thanks for having me. Just here for some research and tips in retiring to Italy. I am italian decent and speak it well thanks

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Peig2022
4/16/2022 04:30 EST

Hello,

My name is Tara and I'm currently looking to relocate from Ireland to Puglia but have yet to decide on a specific town.

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Cdamien
4/15/2022 20:42 EST

Looking to retire in Italy.

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Diane66
4/15/2022 03:27 EST

I live in a small town outside of Campobasso, in Molise. I am originally from the US, but my husband and I lived and worked for several years in Asia, before moving to Italy. I am semi-retired, and would love to connect with expats in the area.

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euralie
4/14/2022 15:25 EST

Hi, I'm a teacher hoping to move to Italy at the end of this year to get Italian citizenship by blood. I haven't decided which part of Italy to settle down in yet because there are so many beautiful places, but I'm hoping to figure it out in the near future.

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Plantini
4/14/2022 05:26 EST

Creative artist, writer, educationalist, moving to a new phase in life. Over 30 years experience in education, at all levels, a published author and artist, able to take on renovation projects and building works (renovated houses in UK as part of a team). A European at heart, Determined to generate a productive, exciting lifestyle in a region that feels like a new home. British Passport holder, and Irish passport (EU) applied for.

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HappyAni
4/13/2022 15:35 EST

Hello, my name is Anika. My husband and I are moving to Italy this Summer. Excited for the adventure

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italianlaw
4/12/2022 15:42 EST

Hello Ronald
I was drawn to your desire to by property in the Lucca area. I too am/ was a professional musciian.

I am not a real estate agent but have helped several to buy property in the Lucca area and also know of properties for sale buy not officially listed on the market.

You may contact me direcly through our website

Anthony
www.italianlaw.net
San Francisco office

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kellbelle
4/12/2022 14:08 EST

We are hoping to retire soon and perhaps move to Italy for the foreseeable future. We had thought Mexico however several things made us pause and reconsider. In all of the countries we've visited, Italy was still our favorite.

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Tronalddump
4/12/2022 08:56 EST

I am an ex Music/SEN teacher who retired last year and I am currently looking seriously at moving to Tuscany with a view to living there. I will be visiting Lucca at thee end of this month and hoping to view some properties.

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Lanonnade5
4/12/2022 07:13 EST

We are currently looking in the Lake Como area. My husband’s family are spread out in towns about 20 to 30 mins from the lake. There are many towns in the Comune that are affordable, some more pricey than others. The closer to the lake the higher the price. But any town is really well positioned with access to Milano and Switzerland, and excellent healthcare.

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Octavia
4/12/2022 06:43 EST

Looking to retire in italy. Currently exploring cities/towns to narrow down location. Need to be on a train line and would like to be no more than 1.5 hours via train to Rome. Looking to purchase an apartment.

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suem1610
4/12/2022 04:16 EST

Hi my name is Sue and I am 63 years old, but 50years old in my head! I have property near Tropea and have been visiting Calabria for the past 15 years. I call it my "Happy Place".

Having just retired I have decided to spend as much time as possible out there, albeit restricted to the 90/180 days Schengen rules. I am looking into getting a National Visa which I believe would be exchanged for a 1 year residents permit. If anyone has any experience of going through this process I'd love to hear from them.

I am also interested to know if there are any ex Pat groups near Tropea as I'd be interested in meeting up with like minded people.

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2RBajaBound
4/11/2022 21:10 EST

Welcome John. My spouse is a musician and we are curious--do creative performers such as actors and musicians need to get any kind of work permit or visa in Italy? Or is it the case that if you get a gig, you just report income as it comes in? Thanks.

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EtnaRosso
4/11/2022 21:03 EST

I'm a Nutrition Professor who has traveled extensively in Italy (mostly southern Italy and Lazio) for both work and pleasure. Relocation plans are TBD.

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dryflyguy1
4/11/2022 17:17 EST

My name is John. I am a semi-retired actor. My wife and I are looking for a small home with some land. Part of me would like to be close enough to Rome to make it worthwhile getting an agent, but I like the hills and streams of Liguria and Lunigana. Mostly looking for a more adventurous retirement than staying state-side.

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Charliedogs
4/11/2022 03:08 EST

Hi - will send you a PM as I will be living part time in Ostuni - I just bought an apartment there and we absolutely love the area and city!

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keldon
4/10/2022 15:35 EST

I am an artist/filmmaker living in the US, planning to move to Italy next year but also traveling for work. Interested in Euro-Asian countries for work projects and extended stays.

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Joneseroni
4/10/2022 01:56 EST

Hello:

I'm wanting to immerse myself in Italy and quite possibly not go back to the US.

I love the passion, the food, the wine, the Ducati's, Aprilia's, MV Augusta's, Vesapa's, skiing, and I think I will fall in love again.

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Maemay
4/9/2022 23:31 EST

Hi! Recently discovered through family history and genealogy that my family qualifies for dual citizenship in Italy. Starting the process for that and looking to buy property somewhere cliffy coastal in the next few years. Plan to split time 50/50 between the US and Italy eventually.

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simpsoncs
4/9/2022 17:36 EST

Hi, my husband and I are interested in buying a home in Italy in an area that has a mild climate, good hiking and cycling and the ocean close by. Any suggestions?

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Consultant53
4/9/2022 16:41 EST

I am currently retired but still work part-time as the CEO of my consulting practice geared to architects, engineers and construction companies. We are planning for our residency in the Puglia region of Italy within the next year, more specifically, Ostuni.

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BaddogLT
4/8/2022 17:23 EST

We're looking at a possible move to Italy, likely Lago Maggiore. I'm a dual Swiss-American citizen and I have family in Ticino, Graubunden, and Zurich...but Switzerland is a bit expensive!

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RomanS
4/8/2022 16:22 EST

I am 55 and have experience in living in countries as US, UK and Czech Rep. I am Polish and currenty leave in my home country but I am looking to move to Italy or Spain.

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dtub
4/8/2022 07:23 EST

Hi, we are parents of four children. We moved from the UK to Northern Sweden three years ago but have decided it is not the place for us. We are looking to move to southern Italy, to Puglia region. We've tried the extreme cold, now we want to try a hotter climate and a more family orientated form of life.

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tsurte
4/8/2022 03:08 EST

Living in Australia but ready to move to Europe - choosing between Catalunya, Abruzzo and Provence.

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Scholé
4/8/2022 01:53 EST

I plan to retire in Italy (6 months in Molveno and 6 months on a beach in Liguria) in 2024

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sagelinguini
4/6/2022 21:06 EST

I am currently living and teaching in Quito, Ecuador. However, I would love to retire in Italy, specifically in Rome.

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Dreamday
4/6/2022 18:06 EST

Congratulations. Enjoy!

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codybrandy
4/6/2022 11:52 EST

You are doing a great thing: staying long enough to really get a feel for life in Italy...and in different regions. There might still be a few feste and sagra in late August...Ferragosta is the 15th and the whole country goes wild with festivals...many of the smaller feste have a theme i.e. lumache (snails), castagne (chestnuts) panagacci (roasted pancakes) and there will be all sorts of foods of the theme. Tuscany (the northern parts) Lucca is lovely walled city and just north of that is the Garfagnana...amazing Forrests and Grotta del Vento is a stunning tour....great day trip. Mid Tuscany: San Gimignano, Siena, and Arezzo. A bit south and into Umbria...don't miss: Orvieto, Montepulciano, Perugia and Assisi. With a bit of planning...you can do 1 or 2 amazing towns per day trip....A reminder this is still prime tourist time...make reservations and read reviews...You have your work cut out for you...the planning can be so much fun. Enjoy your time.

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Chezza17
4/5/2022 22:00 EST

I am travelling to Italy for 3 months from end of August to end of November this year. Florence, Tuscany, Puglia are the main areas I will be staying so any great suggestions on things to see and restaurants would be great

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codybrandy
4/5/2022 11:44 EST

Dear Eleanormae, Are you from the US? Don't want to burst any bubbles but getting a Visa to stay for longer than 1 year is a daunting process. It's usually granted to retired folk who don't expect to work but who can bring something ($) to the Italian community.
Of course you can always come for 3 months with no more than your Passport but overstaying is met with fines and legal problems. (Read/Google the Schengen Rules). First of all read carefully the information found on your nearest Italian Consulate and if you still wish to continue make an appointment for more info. Good Luck P.S. Who doesn't love the Amalfi Coast it is also far more expensive to live in that region...there are many many coastal regions you should explore...I live near the Ligurian Coast (Cinque Terre) and love it. Nothing wrong with having a dream.

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MrsVannelli
4/5/2022 11:21 EST

Welcome! We have our (for now) summer vacation home not far from Todi. It’s a wonderful small town!

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codybrandy
4/5/2022 11:19 EST

Well, with EU citizenship you have a lot going for you already. Our neighbors are like you, 1 is French and the other Italian (they had lived in the US for many years and just returned) and they just spent a lot of time and effort and consultant fees on setting up a business. From what they say it was time consuming and very complicated and depended on the business you are interested in. You need very technical, legal advice to do all the documentation correctly...Good Luck.

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DSMarino
4/5/2022 10:14 EST

We just bought a place in Todi, Umbria and plan on moving there full time by winter. Also looking for a place in a 7% zone to establish residency.

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konkrug
4/5/2022 07:32 EST

Tech Entrepreneur living in Italy

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movingtorome
4/5/2022 06:51 EST

Currently in Italy; interested in possibly moving to Rome or its outlying suburbs

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Mimi27
4/5/2022 06:09 EST

Hello, I just moved to Florence Italy from the United States, really excited about my new move and being close to my family and looking forward to meeting new friends!

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GraceP
4/4/2022 16:42 EST

Ciao!!
My son and I are planning to move to Trento this summer for 1 year and would appreciate knowing if there is an Expat community here that I might be able to tap into for some friendly advice.

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JackandBoris
4/4/2022 16:31 EST

I am retired but enjoy working part time. I have first cousins in Italy and Sicily. Parents were immigrants to the USA.

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AlaskaGirl
4/4/2022 15:01 EST

I am looking forward to spending a few years in Italy after working my entire career in the states,

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Dreamday
4/4/2022 14:15 EST

Thank you for the insight. I will research that area. And appreciate the specific information.
Thank you

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Eleanormae
4/4/2022 12:43 EST

I have fallen in love with Italy as a whole, I’ve been to the Amalfi coast and Rome, however I am intrigued by southern Italy, so much so that I am serious about relocating there.
I am 22, I am single with no children. Just so ready to live life for myself and settle into a culture that I love so very much.

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michaela20
4/4/2022 12:33 EST

Similar situation. I just got my dual citizenship last year. Moving to Lecce from Brooklyn NY. We’ll get citizenship for my wife when we have settled in Italy. Lecce is the city for us. We have visited many times over the years. Not too big, not too small. A misura d’uomo. We expect to rent a 3 bed, 2 bath for around $800 (750 euro +/-).

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ItalianLife
4/4/2022 10:35 EST

Hi,

I'm a half English, half Italian woman living in London, wishing to relocate to Italy at some point soon (within next couple to a few years).
At the moment I'm researching anything from properties to work prospects and in the future I hope to immerse myself fully into Italian culture, surrounded by true Italians.
I attend a London University during some evenings to polish up my rusty Italian language.

Hopefully I'll find some interesting chat here! :)

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BellaLuna2
4/4/2022 09:00 EST

Hi! My father and his family are from Messina. I spent my summers there as a child in a town called Capo D’Orlando. I’ve loved the people, beaches, atmosphere and the food so much that I’ve always dreamed of one day having my business in Italy and spending the weekends/summers there once again. I hope to find out what more about the possibilities of making this dream a reality. I have my Italian citizenship and my husband has his French citizenship but I’m not sure what that allows us to do in terms of work and day to day living and what to consider.
So excited to be part of the group to learn about the possibilities. Thank you!

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Dreamday
4/3/2022 18:15 EST

My husband and I live in NYC. We are moving to italy for my dual citizenship (eventually my husbands' spousal dual citizenship). We will be retiring and not trying to work in Italy.
We are trying to figure out exactly where we should start/set up and claim residency.
We wish to be in an area that is affordable (up to $800 usd rent max as we know utility costs can be high) with good access to transportation and of course we want it to be a pretty area/town. Most important is a comune that facilitate my citizenship application. (we know each municipality has its own rules and we want things to go as smooth as possible).
We do not want a huge bustling city like NYC nor do we want a sleepy countryside area with only a few restaurants and amenities.
Within the year or so it takes to get citizenship we hope to travel about in search of our "forever italy" destination where we will retire and buy.
Any recommendations, advice, insight, opinions are very welcome.

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mhull315
4/2/2022 07:32 EST

Hello there! I'm currently in the US (Texas) and plan on moving abroad to Italy after retirement, which will be mid-to-late 2023.

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Filan
4/2/2022 02:46 EST

Sales director, 52y, married with grown up children

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Quincey10
4/1/2022 09:28 EST

Hi, my name is Anne. My husband & live in England. We are looking for great retirement locations in Northern Italy. My husband may wish to work on a self-employed basis for a British company if that’s possible.
We are initially attracted to Western Liguria, Bordighera area, for its proximity to other Italian regions & also France. But, we would easily be open to other regions in Italy. We do NOT speak Italian or French. Yikes! Therefore, we would need a strong Expat Community. The time has come to begin exploring different regions with our first trip to Bordighera in June. If we do find an area we feel would be suitable for a permanent stay, we would rent for a while before making a purchase. And lastly our budget for making a purchase would be modest, if anyone could help us out with information on Western Liguria or suggest other good areas in Italy for a couple of Brits to retire, we would be thrilled to hear from you! TY.

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Philisa
4/1/2022 01:12 EST

We are New Zealand couple with two adult sons who are now doing their own thing. Over the years we have hosted many Italian students studying in NZ and have fallen in love with the warmth of the Italian culture , so much so that our plan is to buy a smaller lock and leave apartment in NZ and an apartment in Italy where we can spend time in between.

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ZaPaT0quer
3/31/2022 08:06 EST

Hi, I'm a retired US citizen residing in Turin with my Italian wife (who obtained citizenship in 2019). We came to Italy from south Florida near the end of 2020 and have been slowly learning the language and finding our way in this beautiful and welcoming country. Now that most restrictions are being lifted, we're hoping to start exploring the surrounding regions.

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reelt1metr33s
3/30/2022 15:12 EST

Ciao , I am expierenced teacher and driver looking to assist and to work hard! Visit my site
https://reeltimetrees.godaddysites.com/

I look fwd to hearing back from anyone in italia!

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nick0126
3/30/2022 14:44 EST

I've found Abruzzo the best option, especially if proximity to Roma is important. Trains and autostrada connect well and lots of housing stock in various states of repair

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nick0126
3/30/2022 14:35 EST

check out Abruzzo. Everyone north of the PO considers it the south, but with a full four seasons climate, it is perfect for me...

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codybrandy
3/30/2022 11:40 EST

Hello Will, Getting a Visa in order to stay and work is exceedingly difficult...is your fiance an Italian citizen...being married might make it easier. Your best bet might be to make an appointment at your consulate in New York for all the requirements. First and foremost: Nothing moves quickly in Italy you will need patience and a lot more information. Becoming fluent in Italian might be a good start...and a visit to the consulate.

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codybrandy
3/30/2022 11:31 EST

Please read the Schengen Rules. You can only stay 3 months at a time then home for a period before you can come back. In order to stay longer you will need to go through the huge document/bureaucracy hassle of a 1 year Visa and on and on.

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100Young
3/30/2022 05:09 EST

I am investigating possible places in Italy to live for 6 months of the year as I near retirement.

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expattobe1970
3/29/2022 19:08 EST

I've spent all of my professional life working onstage in the States and am looking to get away to a more relaxing retirement in Italy. I've traveled Italy quite a bit over the years and am looking primarily in southern Italy but everything is on the table/

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valdichiana
3/29/2022 04:58 EST

Retiree in Italy

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italianlaw
3/27/2022 14:37 EST

Hello Goodie
One of our clients recently chose Verona.

Beyond your choice to take up residency in any Italian city, there is much to know about the proper administration months prior to making the move.

Anthony
www.italianlaw.net

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willharley99
3/27/2022 12:59 EST

my name is william mannino i am 26 years old from new york my fiance lives in salzano italy and i am desperate to move to italy and start work immediately with a permit of stay please help i intend to live in italy permanently

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mschoop065
3/27/2022 09:33 EST

We are a middle-age couple who live in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and travel occasionally. Italy is the land of our ancestors on one side of the family and the place of dreams on the other.

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svenanddani
3/27/2022 07:25 EST

Hello! My name is Danielle and I am an Italian American expat who lives in Germany with my German husband. We would like to retire somewhere in Italy not too far from the Lazio region. We would like to buy a two bedroom apt or small house. Looking for a semi fixer upper. Looking forward to meeting/conversing with anyone that has retired to Italy.

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waban
3/26/2022 20:58 EST

Hi, we were interested in seeing your introduction. We are in a very similar situation to you whereby we also want to spend time in Italy, 3 to 6 months a year, buy a place and use as a base to explore Europe. So far, Piedmont is our preferred destination, but interested to see why you’ve chosen those 3 destinations. We also live in Queensland, semi retired and will be travelling to Italy in June or July.

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TakeMeAwayPlease
3/26/2022 12:37 EST

I visited Siena in 2018, and fell in love with Italy. I plan to relocate within the next year or two -- or at least start visiting regularly.

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Goodie0806
3/26/2022 02:12 EST

Hi, I currently live in Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia. My husband and I are thinking of either moving permanently to Italy or spending 3 - 6 months there each year. We are very keen on Treviso, Verona and La Spezia. We are visiting again in September and we hope to make a decision of which destination to choose and whether we make a permanent move. We will not be looking for employment.

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Jenrin
3/26/2022 00:01 EST

I’m a consultant based in Northern California. I am planning a trip to Italy for the month of May with some flexibility to stay longer depending on how it goes. Like many, I’ve been working from home for awhile, and I want to find out if I can manage this from other locations. Florence is one of my all time favorite cities that I have visited, and so I thought I would start here.

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Bellamia203
3/25/2022 14:21 EST

Hello, I’m Anna. I retired on 1/1/22 (??) and am in the process of sorting, selling and packing my things in anticipation of a long dreamed-of relocation to Italy. I’m a dual US/Italian citizen and speak the language well. I will likely reside in Tuscany where my beloved cousins (Arezzo) and friends (Firenze/Prato) live. I’ll travel for a year before buying a home. This is a time of joyous anticipation for me and I look forward to traveling, eating and making new friends!

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Lanonnade5
3/25/2022 11:17 EST

Welcome! Where in Italy did you settle?

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ali93
3/25/2022 10:07 EST

My name is Alissa Alcaraz and I am currently living in Seoul, South Korea. I have been working as an English teacher for the past year and will continue to do so until March 2023 as I wish to complete my contract respectfully. I have 5 years of experience working with youth and 3 years of experience working in retail and food service. I would like to work in hospitality or cafe shops while I go to Italy and obtain a barista certificate.

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Gogu
3/25/2022 09:06 EST

California retiree considering relocation or part-time residence in Italy.

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Helloitaly
3/24/2022 19:07 EST

Looking to leave the UK and work in Italy as a digital nomad! Help

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tanzalex
3/24/2022 14:41 EST

Hi all, I am half Italian half English, born and raised in London but moved to Italy when i was 10, then I travelled back and forth for many year, 6 years ago I decided to move to Italy for good and I must say I have never looked back! I love it here, with all its faults I still see the benefits as being so much greater. I now share my experience and help others make the same move.

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Leibrock007
3/23/2022 15:45 EST

Interested in renting a furnished place in Liguria. Won't have a car. Most likely in 2023.

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Topcat2028
3/23/2022 13:03 EST

Hello, I’m a 59 year young lady who adores international travel. While I have visited numerous places in Europe, my heart seems to go back to Italy. Considering a move after retirement in several years. Anxious to learn more about the expat communities abroad and learn as much as possible.

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Fn1der
3/23/2022 07:12 EST

Retiring in June and trying to complete purchase of house in Italy. We have narrowed choice of location down to Umbria and Tuscany.

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LoloMarie
3/22/2022 18:37 EST

Hi everyone !

My husband and I fell in love with Italy and are dreaming of retiring in this awesome country… There is so much we need to know. We are very grateful to have found this site and are looking forward to interact with all of you !

We are still not decided where exactly in Italy we would like to retire, but were thinking between Roma and Napoli. It will all depend on the cost of living, healthcare, taxation system, etc.

Again, thank you for adding us to your group.

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fromseven
3/22/2022 16:30 EST

My husband and I are planning an extended stay in Italy. He was born in the Emilia Romagnia region and is an Italian citizen. While we will spend time in his home village we want to explore southern Italy, at least for the winter.
We are both architects, approaching retirement. I am also a painter. We love cooking and eating and meeting new people.

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juicywanderluster
3/22/2022 10:07 EST

I’m half Indian half Iranian. Live in Dubai and write for a living, which is also what I do for fun.
I’m thinking if moving to southern Italy and am doing some research.

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Frogsnspice
3/22/2022 07:13 EST

Hi my partner and 12 year old daughter are planning to move to Italy for a year in 2025
We haven’t decided on a city or town yet and welcome any suggestions

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GeoffCam
3/22/2022 06:04 EST

I have 3 young children from 7-3 and would like to research to spend a school term in 2023 in Italy

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c2sees
3/22/2022 04:26 EST

Hi I moved here last sept and have a home in Tuscany but I need to return to America in June.
My home is for rent for a month if you are interested.
www.tuscanlucardo.com
if you are looking in this area it may be a nice base for you. DM me if interested. No smoking, no pets

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katney
3/21/2022 16:25 EST

I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. I'm currently in the process of obtaining jure sanguinis Italian citizenship. While I'm waiting, I'm researching locations where I might want to live.

I'm interested in being near natural areas for hiking and bird watching, plus close to cities and cultural attractions that I can visit by train or other public transport.

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Falky
3/21/2022 15:27 EST

I am interested in moving to Tuscany or Puglia and I am gathering information about the ex pat English speaking community as my Italian is poor.

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Wenomadwehappy
3/21/2022 14:47 EST

We are a couple nearing retirement that works remotely while travelling most of the time. Our hearts (at this moment) are in Italy and we hope to retire there. We are looking for all the information we can gather.

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karebear63
3/20/2022 12:43 EST

Hello! My name is Karen and my husband and I are retiring and moving to Italy within the next 6 months. We have both grown up and lived in Florida for almost 50years so this will be a big change to say the least! My husbands father was born in Northern Italy and he has been there many times and still has family there - this is a life long dream for him.

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garyinItaly
3/20/2022 11:35 EST

My wife Paulie and I are currently visiting Siena for approximately 75 days. We have visited Italy a number of times in the past but this will be our longest visit. I would love to have a second home here in Tuscany or perhaps other area in Italy ( we are from Utah, USA ) and would enjoy meeting other expats to learn more about the area and life here. We are retired.

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mlz
3/20/2022 11:28 EST

Hello, I am planning to relocate when I fully retire in 3 years and am spending summers in Italy in order to explore and choose a place to live.

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rsetzer99
3/19/2022 17:44 EST

I have how to’s, breadcrumbs and travel guides. No ads. https://theslowtourist.com/theslow1/2022/03/10/finding-the-perfect-place-to-live/

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JMCwessex
3/19/2022 13:33 EST

I'm a very young, older woman - purchasing on my own. Still working, and thinking of having my second property in Italy - which I have always loved - and removing my existing second home from Spain.

I have a 'natural' affinity with Italy - no idea why - visited many times, and will be looking, with some help from anyone wiling to help, to buy within a reasonable distance from Brindisi. A legacy for my children and a pleasure for me for hopefully quite a number of years.

I would welcome advice about the best place to have a property not needing a lot of upkeep in a lovely part of Italy, and if at all possible, near the sea. I also need to learn the language! So a couple of miracles needed.

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Slowpanther
3/19/2022 12:46 EST

Hi, I am retiring and am planning on moving to Italy within the next year. I am planning on living in Rome.

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luvchakra
3/19/2022 10:52 EST

I live in Mumbai as of now and will be moving to Rome in few months.
I have lived in Singapore for 10+ years and really looking forward to this new experience.

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shinydude
3/19/2022 10:46 EST

My name is Joe. I live in Florida and love travel. I sometimes dream of getting a place abroad - maybe in Italy. Sometimes dreams come true!

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michaela20
3/19/2022 10:18 EST

Moving to Italy April 2022

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Tbaltmc
3/18/2022 21:30 EST

My husband and I fell in love with Italy while celebrating a milestone birthday. We have been discussing read debating about where we’d like to purchase a holiday and future retirement home for years. We both agreed that after many years of traveling and vacationing around the USA and other countries, we decided to purchase our future retirement and holiday home for our family in Umbria.

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Castleview
3/18/2022 15:30 EST

Having visited Italy I fell in love with the country. Would love to find a second home to use as a vacation home for friends and family.

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Lanonnade5
3/18/2022 11:34 EST

C2sees - Wow! A Borgo with 8 inhabitants. You are one adventurous soul. Good for you! We know that area well. It is breathtakingly beautiful. We may ring you up the next time we are in the area. Good luck, and welcome!

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codybrandy
3/18/2022 11:29 EST

I'm an ex-pat from Boston so, yes...it's much cheaper than most of the US. The Visa is a long and involved process...I would suggest you try just 3 months at a time (no visa needed...just your passport) and expect the major cities to be quite pricey...consider smaller cities (Lucca rather than Firenze) and consider being just on the outskirts where prices will be less.
Good Luck.

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Gunner
3/18/2022 09:33 EST

My husband and I are talking about the possibility of buying a residence somewhere in Italy…..we just can’t agree on location. We will use the home as a second residence for get aways and possible rental to friends and family. We would use it as a base to branch out with road trips to other locations.

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Ubuibi
3/17/2022 22:02 EST

I plan on leaving the U.S. in the next two years. I love traveling to Italy, I am not sure I can afford to live there, although I am surviving in New Jersey now so not sure why I think that. And as a single retired women I think I need to be in an urban area, although my favorite areas when vacationing are rarely urban, maybe Florence. I am starting an Italian class next month. This may sound crazy but I entertain living in the Honduras or Thailand a year first…..ok, it is crazy. And I do not know Southern Italy, or strangely, not been to Milan, my goal is to be there in the Fall. Milan, and Puglia region for sure.

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c2sees
3/17/2022 13:40 EST

Finally settled in my home in a medieval borgo with only 8 inhabitants near Montespertoli. Retired design professional (modern textiles and furniture) looking forward to meeting like minded people. Ready to perfect my Italian, travel this beautiful country and live fully!

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Frosen
3/17/2022 12:02 EST

We are about to explore Italy more from a perspective of finding a place for our retirement.

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italianlaw
3/17/2022 09:37 EST

Hello BikeHall
Curious about your paternal grandparents. (i nonni) What were their names and from which town in Sicily?

In the Italian gov. server there may be a reference to both. You can send the info directly to our website below. We will look them up. There is no charge as long as they were born in the 1900s.

Anthony
www.italianlaw.net

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italianlaw
3/17/2022 09:35 EST

Hello BikeHall
Curious about your paternal grandparents. What were their names and from which town in Sicily?

In the Italian gov. server there may be a reference to both. You can send the info directly to our website below.

Anthony
www.italianlaw.net

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Dundalk56
3/16/2022 20:22 EST

Lifelong traveler and explorer with business interests in several countries.

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mynewme
3/16/2022 15:27 EST

Adult women that would like to have the experience of living and learning about Italy's language and culture

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doozy2
3/16/2022 13:23 EST

I recently retired and live in Washington, DC. The children are grown and it's time for us to travel. My partner and I are interested in buying a place in Italy. We're looking at Bologna /Florence or any place in Tuscany.

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topcat22
3/16/2022 11:12 EST

Single woman in her 50's - I play golf, I love the sun, warmth and beauty. The latter is what attracts me to Italy as there is so much natural beauty about the country. And the people seem to be as warm as the sun.

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Bikerhall
3/15/2022 14:00 EST

I’ma bike touring nut and I love Italy, in particular Sicily: Home of my paternal grandparents.

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LAIMEN
3/15/2022 07:20 EST

I am a world citizen, who loves adventures and keeps open mind and heart for all what day may bring.
Special spot, for unknown reason, in my heart is for Italy.
I Love to meet people <3

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Nthehighlands
3/13/2022 16:57 EST

I'm Scott and looking to retire in northern Italy in the next 3 years

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gedington
3/13/2022 14:10 EST

Hello there , my name is Guelmy and I’m looking forward to visiting Puglia in a few weeks, I would love to heard recommendations to try in this beautiful pl. thanks A lot ??

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Dianita
3/13/2022 11:58 EST

I am a Canadian citizen residing in Montreal (Quebec). I was born in Montreal and have lived there all my life. I am now 48 and plan to retire early in Italy when I turn 50. I chose Italy because these are my origins and I have dual citizenship (Canadian and European). I have not yet targeted the area of ??Italy where I want to settle and I am at the beginning of my research. For now, I am trying to accumulate as much information and advice as possible to understand the process of buying real estate in Italy.

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ladolcevita
3/13/2022 01:11 EST

I love Italy,the Italian language and culture.I’d like to rent a small apartment in Puglia on the coast,with public transport services and not too far from an airport.

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skatoitaly
3/12/2022 08:43 EST

Buongiorno, My wife and I are preparing to retire in Italy and are looking forward to the information on this exchange.

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dlherk
3/12/2022 07:50 EST

I am 76 years old, retired and a resident of Florida. My wife is 75. We have been married 57 years and are looking forward to spending our remaining years in Italy.

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Mammabella
3/11/2022 09:56 EST

Hi everyone! My name is Manuela and I’m originally from Italy. I currently live in US (where I lived in the past 10 years) but ready to relocate to Modena in the summer! It’s not my hometown, so I’m also looking for recommendations and new friends!

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KaterinaFerrara
3/10/2022 11:28 EST

I’m looking in Abruzzo for a 7% flat tax community 30 minutes or less from the sea. What do you recommend??

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Gms
3/10/2022 09:21 EST

I would like to live in Italy I have been studying Italian language for 2 years abd need to be in the country to really try to cement my language skills.
I would love to be able to continue my hobby of doing ceramics and i swim almost everyday here at home

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Julietta123
3/9/2022 18:45 EST

I am a recently retired family doctor living in England, My husband, a broadcasting engineer, is currently still working, but ( hopefully) will retire in the next 18 months.

My husband is English, I am German. I have lived in “his” country for the last 29 years. And they have been very happy years. However after Brexit it just doesn’t quite feel the same anymore. I have always thought of myself as European first and German second. So it is time to move!

As I couldn’t get my husband interested in retiring to my father-land, I have suggested Italy to him…… and he has agreed!!

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busyme
3/9/2022 08:21 EST

I moved to Italy 5 years ago, swapping the bright lights of London for a tiny community halfway up a mountain in Abruzzo. The way of life has been so different that there have been countless things to get used to, but many of these changes I now take for granted. It was one of the best decisions of my life to move.

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busyme
3/9/2022 08:15 EST

I moved to Italy from the UK five years ago, swapping the bright lights of London for a tiny community halfway up a mountain in Abruzzo.

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jdenning11
3/7/2022 18:41 EST

Hi friends - my name is JD and I'm considering relocating from Colorado, USA to Europe sometime later this summer. Not sure where, exactly... I'd love somewhere along the Mediterranean, and had been toying with the idea of Italy but it seems like the visa situation can be a challenge. I have a steady, reasonable well-paying job that I can do remotely. Mostly, I just need OUT. Thanks in advance for your encouragement and advice - I'm at the very beginning of the process, just starting to put some ideas together.

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lovebologna
3/7/2022 11:33 EST

Hi Simone, We have so much in common. My husband is 75 and I will be 70 this May. We are planning on moving to Bologna at the end of this year or early 2023. NO, you are not too old. I also have a degenerative spine disease and get spinal injections on a quarterly basis for the pain. I am confident I will be able to find proper care in Italy as it's medical system is rated very high. I wish you and your husband much luck in this new chapter of your lives.

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Astmar
3/7/2022 03:44 EST

I’m an Icelandic citizen but have lived in the UK the UK for 40 years. Im líving on my work pension and recently received my first state pension. I’m a separated (gay) man, children grown up and I long to move to a better climate.

I love culture of all kinds, a musician by profession and a painter too.

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sytsmab
3/7/2022 01:50 EST

Planning to retire in Italy, most likely Puglia.

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sytsmab
3/7/2022 01:47 EST

Planning to retire in Italy, most likely Puglia.

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Iluka
3/6/2022 14:01 EST

We are in the same boat….except in Ohio. I be;I’ve we will qualify handily for the ‘retirement’ visa, but I’m a bit scared about communicating with authorities when we get there as we do not speak Italian. I wonder if there are expats who can help us through the registration process when we get there?

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Iluka
3/6/2022 13:59 EST

We are Australians, who have become USA citizens. After vacationing in Italy it is now our plan to live there for a few years when we retire in the next 3 years.

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drow10d
3/6/2022 12:50 EST

We are a retired US couple currently living in New York City and hope to make a move to Italy this summer - an experiment we have dreamed about for many years. Our plan is not a "done deal" by any stretch as we have only recently begun to work through the up-front challenges, however we have studied the requirements for several years and have a pretty good understanding of what is involved.

We hope to learn from folks who have already made this leap, and look forward to interacting with others on this forum.

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simone17
3/6/2022 10:32 EST

My husband and I have vacationed in Italy many times. We dream of living there because we think of it as a kinder and gentler place. There are only two concerns we have about committing to a permanent move. We are in our 70's -- are we too old make the move -- and I have degenerative spinal disease and wonder where the best area for medical services are for my condition. We prefer not living in a city with a population over 250,ooo. If we could work out the issue of where to live for medical reasons, we would go.

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Hiker59
3/6/2022 02:26 EST

As an active hiker, I’m planning to relocate to northern Italy near nature-rich areas.

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GRJ01978
3/5/2022 22:49 EST

My wife and I would like are in the process of retiring and looking forward to our next adventure. Laura, is a speech pathologist and specializes in stuttering and she still seeing some clients. She can continue to do so from anywhere with a good internet connection. She is also working hard at learning French and Italian.

I retired from a teaching hospital as a health administrator and plan to perhaps teach some English eventually. But since retirement I have been section hiking on the Pacific Crest trail and Appalachian trails. Lat year completed about 3000 kms and have only 4000 more kms to go. Also picked up a new bad habit - long distance bike touring. Im heading to Pompei this April to start the "Italian Divide" a 1200 km bike tour of Italy this summer. I have done some research and there are so many hiking trails and biking trails to look forward to throughout Europe and the food should be much much better! That's the long term plan.

Laura and I have lived overseas before. We met in the Peace Corps training back in the 80s. Since then we have lived in Nepal and South Korea for about 4 years total; and we have travelled extensively throughout Italy and made a few trips into France, Greece, Spain, Portugal, but we know we have only scratched the surface.

Based on what we have seen to date, I'm in love with Otranto in southern Italy or Sicily. (My wife loves Carcassonne in France - yikes! so expensive). We do have a camper van and I have already investigated shipping our camper van to England this coming winter which seem feasible and we may spend six months touring to try and narrow down a location.

Eventually, the plan is to live part of the year in the States during the summer and rest of the year in Europe.

Gary

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italianlaw
3/5/2022 12:46 EST

We have a client in South Africa who wishs to sell family property on the Isola del Giglio, If you recognize this location it is most likely becuse you read of the criuse ship Concordia that went aground on the rocks just off few meters off shores of Giglio.

Anthony
www.italianlaw.net
San Francisco

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joie0614
3/5/2022 08:26 EST

HI my name is Joie I am a Filipina who moved here in Italy. I met my husband in Singapore, I am an Expat living for 13 years in Singapore.

We have moved here in Italy with our toddler before the pandemic. We are currently living with my in laws here in Puglia, Bitonto Bari.
Me and my husband is looking for another town to live in as we would like to explore and find our souls and unfortunately i couldn't feel that here in Bitonto where we are.

Joining here to read and learn more about Italy.

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Italianfan
3/5/2022 03:34 EST

I'm currently living in Cape Town, South Africa and I'm still in the process of planning and searching for a house in Italy from where I plan to do my current job online. It is a big move and the more informed, the better. At this stage Liguria and especially the area surrounding Sanremo and Imperia seems most attractive to me. I'll be visiting soon to go house hunting and to make sure this is really the area where I'd like to be.

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codybrandy
3/3/2022 14:11 EST

This is not too soon to get started. If you are not from the EU...First for a 1 year Visa there is a rather long vetting process...you need to prove you have a place to live, health insurance to hold until you get residency, c. $30K +/- in the bank, and lots of documentation. Secondly, once you arrive with your 1 year Visa you need to start applying for residency and a Permesso di Soggiorno...you can not apply for Italian Health Insurance until you have these. As for 6 months in one place and 6 in another...you need to look into this with your nearby Italian consulate. Italian bureaucracy is notoriously sloooowwww...don't expect anything in a timely manner.

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rsetzer99
3/3/2022 12:27 EST

Can you? If you are not Italian or other EU citizen you will find that a year long visit visa does not exist.

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Psest
3/2/2022 10:59 EST

Hello!

My husband and I are looking to move to Italy for a year, beginning in 2023. Ideally we would like to rent a place in Tuscany for 6 months and do 6 months in southern Italy.

Any guidance is welcome.

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lovebologna
3/1/2022 11:18 EST

Hi Coredelle, It's difficult not to fall in love with Italy as so many of us have. I say go for it. There's no time like the present!

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EgiSM
3/1/2022 09:13 EST

Hi, I grew up an Army brat, attending high school in Bavaria, Germany in the 80s! I lived and worked in the country for 5+ years and traveled extensively in Europe. My favorite area was the Alps and I’d love to live in Italy, preferably Northern Italy. This would allow me to travel to Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. I have a fondness for the Ligurian coast but am interested in other locations that expats or Americans have settled.

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GinaFarrelli
3/1/2022 08:43 EST

love Italy, have lived on the West coast before, and return for holidays regularly. interested in discovering the east coast now and possibly purchasing a holiday / retirement home in Puglia

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codybrandy
2/28/2022 11:24 EST

Oh, to be young and full of energy and life. Good for you. Before you start packing please read extensively about gaining residency in Italy or any other EU country. It's not easy, it's not cheap, the bureaucracy will drive any sane person a bit batty, there is a plethora of documentation and working Visas are near impossible to obtain. You might plan on visiting 3 months at a time...no Visa needed (read the Schengen Rules). You can still buy a place without residency and enjoy it on visits.

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Emmett
2/28/2022 04:48 EST

Hello my name is coredelle. I am a college student. I love cooking and being near water. Right now I’m in the process of getting my online company up an running. Once it’s fully running I’m planning on making the move to another country. I’m thinking Italy because when I went in October I fell in love.

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ScottInEastie
2/27/2022 22:08 EST

Newly recognized Italian citizen, preparing to retire in Italy.

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italianlaw
2/27/2022 17:05 EST

What is your grandfather's name and date of birth as well as his father first name.

We may find reference to him/them in the Italian Gov. data base and send you the information. There is a free sevice.


Anthony
www.italianlaw.net

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poohmegan
2/27/2022 09:36 EST

I live in California and my grandfather was born in Italy.
Looking to own a home in Italy in the next 3-4 years .
Would like to go back and forth from the states while I still can.
We have children and grandchildren here in California and Nevada.
This is my dream to be able to have a home in Italy. When I visited for the first time in 2018 I did not want to come home.

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Blanco78636
2/27/2022 06:44 EST

I am 67 years old and somewhat married. I am definitely moving to Italy in the near future. 25 years US military. Various other job skills. I don't plan on working. Plan to travel, hike, and immerse into the country. Currently learning Italian, German and Spanish. Primary English.

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Gigi6
2/26/2022 22:37 EST

We are Glenda & Randy Tuminello from Washington state. We plan to move to Ostuni, Pulia by no later than May 2023. We have recently learned there are quite a few expats from the UK or other English speaking countries who have made Ostuni either their parttime or fulltime home. We would look forward to corresponding with you. My husband is a consultant for cities and communities who need his services as a long range planning consultant. I am a former educator and designer. We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren that we look forward to having them come visit us after our move here. We have quite a few friends as well as former students who will be venturing across the Atlantic to visit as well. We will be making a house-hunting trip to Ostuni this coming
April 16-29. We cannot wait to experience the beauty of Ostuni as residents. We do hope to hear from English-speaking expats who can offer advice to share their experiences with us.

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WorldG11
2/25/2022 14:34 EST

Hello to All,

My name is Susan and I currently live in Portland, Oregon. I have spent a good deal of time in various regions of Italy over the last 15 years and hope to now retire there.

I will spend the month of May studying Italian and continuing my travel research on "the best place" for me.

I will check out the Piedmont region as it is the only place I do not know well. If there is anyone on the site residing there, I would really appreciate a "shout out" and any advice you can spare about life in that region.

Thanks so much.

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lovebologna
2/25/2022 13:18 EST

Hi. I also have been collecting documentation to file for"Jure Sanquinis" with the help of my aunt. Until I can complete that I am going to apply for an Elective Visa. Congratulations. Keep us posted on your progress.

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codybrandy
2/25/2022 11:22 EST

Dear Shelvier, Do NOT even think of moving to Italy until you have been quite a few times and can decide which region is right for you. You can go for 3 months without a Visa and on your passport. (Read the Schengen Rules) I too heard music in my head on most of my trips...living here is quite different with many challenges: the language, the bureaucracy...omg!, and just deciding North/South, East/West, countryside or city, mountains or seaside, car or no car, will you buy or rent, bring the dog/cat? furniture? etc etc. So come, stay your allotted 3 months and plan another trip in another area just to see the contrasts. Then and only then will you be more prepared to actually go through the long involved process of obtaining a 1 year Visa. Good Luck. P.S. We moved to Liguria and do enjoy our choice...but the music seems to have faded away with reality.

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shelvier
2/24/2022 19:38 EST

I am trying to plan a move to Italy. I have never even been there, but have always wanted. to go. I have a lot of questions and look forward to hearing from the experts!

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gandolf301831
2/24/2022 12:32 EST

Hello my name is Alex currently living in Long Island NY. I am originally from Italy was born there. After so many years in the United States I have decided to return.

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Robertodini
2/24/2022 11:32 EST

I was born and raised in California and retired for 7 years. Both sets of my grandparents are from Italy, Father's side from Puglia and Mother's side from Calabria. I've been collecting documents to get citizenship through "Jure Sanquinis" for the last 2 years and am nearly completed. We plan on moving to Puglia for awhile and apply at a local comuni. We've been to Italy 3 times and have relatives there who have helped me obtain documents I needed.

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SparkyandMe
2/24/2022 00:03 EST

I'm an international travel writer and remote worker who's starting to plan my permanent relocation to Europe.

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codybrandy
2/23/2022 11:36 EST

Ahhh, the best of two worlds. Please bring a good Fish and Chips recipe with you and a few other UK delicacies...we have more than enough Italian restaurants. Good Luck to you!

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brioche
2/23/2022 05:51 EST

My name is Joe, a retiree recently relocated to San Lazzaro di Savena (BO).

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Perinovich
2/22/2022 15:20 EST

We’re retired, living in the US, planning to move to IT for a year+
Using an Elective Residency. VISA.

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sorridente
2/22/2022 12:59 EST

Hello, I lived in Italy for nearly 20 years and have been back in the Uk since 2006 and now my children are independent I’d like to move back! I’m a chef and worked at my family’s boutique hotels in Italy. I ran my own Italian restaurant in the Uk which won awards, which I’m very proud of.
I’m searching for my future home and possible business opportunities in Italy.

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rsetzer99
2/22/2022 11:50 EST

Well, first google how to buy property in Italy to get an overview of the process. Then pick places you might like and google properties for sale in xxx.

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JCAMANI
2/21/2022 13:09 EST

Would love guidance on buying property to someday retire in italy. Somewhere on the coast!

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WayneB999999
2/19/2022 13:34 EST

Hello everyone. My wife and I are planning to move to Italy in the next few years. We plan to spend 6 months in Italy and 6 months in the US each year. We are very interested in hearing experiences in various regions so we can narrow our search.

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frankr
2/19/2022 03:11 EST

Currently living in Rome. Considering retiring in Italy in a few years.

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ambro
2/18/2022 08:14 EST

Hi all I was born in italy florence and then emigrated to south africa when i was a teenager its been 35 years and we then moved to ireland for the past 2 years and we now want to move back to italy now that my sons are settled in varsity here in ireland. I have been researching the veneto region extensively Verona and lake Garda area and a lot of people have been advising me on Puglia . I work remotely so cities are not my preference and i prefer living in a house with some space and views around me. My sons will come visit over the weekends and holiday when they can . Hope to meet you all soon and advice on areas will be greatly appreciated Ciao, Andrea

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alikaItaly
2/17/2022 07:01 EST

now living in Paris

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jackeva
2/16/2022 15:06 EST

Hello,
I am moving to the city of Lecce, Italy in April and would welcome any information regarding the life style. I visited Southern Italy 4 years ago and enjoyed it very much.I am a senior and will be taking language classes during my stay.
EvaJackpm

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Jamestitian
2/15/2022 07:55 EST

Love Italy. Want to retire ere.

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Tansy
2/14/2022 16:06 EST

Hi, have been in Italy for the past 8 months and I received my citizenship. I have to return to the US but I desire to return back to Italy were I can establish myself.

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codybrandy
2/14/2022 11:35 EST

Hello Cheryl, Relocating is a huge commitment involving lots of planning and documentation. The first 1 year Visa alone is a multi month, lots of doc, paid health ins, a place to live etc. etc. First step is to google your nearest Italian consulate and read the rules involved. Your best bet might be to plan on just 3 months (no Visa needed) and travel around looking for the spot that really calls to you. Big city? medium city? village? North/South/East/West? Mountains or Seaside? Will you want a car or will you depend on public transportation? Soooo many questions to answer before the actual move...remember if you are on the 1 year Visa you will need to pick a place and can't travel all over...you will need to start residency and your Permesso di Soggiorno within 8 days of arriving...this alone could take c. 3 months (Covid has slowed everything) All this seems daunting but picking your preferred place is a good step #1. By the way ask the consulate for a Codice Fiscale...make certain it is in your Passport Name...it's free and you'll need it for many many things. Good Luck

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LawrencetownBeachNS
2/14/2022 11:05 EST

Hi my name is Shawn, My wife and I are looking to retire in Italy as we have family in Germany which would make it easily accessible.Just here to get some question answered. Cheers, This won’t happen until 2036. We wan to get our ducks in a row so we are not scrambling once the time arrives. Question include, what needs to be done legally etc.

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Cherylcrn
2/13/2022 19:25 EST

I am currently living in Colorado. I am hoping to relocate to Italy later this year. I’m still figuring out where!

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Takeone
2/13/2022 12:47 EST

I have been an Expat for almost my entire life. I do not really have a home country, but looking for one that I could enjoy for the next 5 or more years

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Peregrinus
2/13/2022 09:40 EST

I am Peregrinus, an EU citizen, retired academic and of no fixed abode. I wish to live in Italy - preferably in a municipality of Campania with a population of less than 20.000, enabling me to avail of the 7% substitutive tax.
I would be most grateful for suggestions of suitable municipalities.
Thank you,
Peregrinus

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TomCat143
2/12/2022 22:59 EST

Hi we are an American and Filipina couple currently residing in the US and Philippines. We are thinking about getting a small place somewhere in Tuscany where we can spend some time during the summer months.

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Hamba
2/12/2022 15:26 EST

We want to move to Italy as it is the country from which my mother came having met my father during WW 2.

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whidden39
2/12/2022 03:52 EST

Saona: I sent you a private message addressing part of your query.

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waban
2/12/2022 01:58 EST

Just looking at the moment

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oz528
2/11/2022 13:16 EST

Ciao, I am a recently retired single 60+ female thinking about moving to Italy from the U.S. I have been traveling solo around the US for the last few years but have not been to Italy before, although I have discussed my plans with friends who have been. I am joining a tour group in northern Italy and Venice this September, then plan to use trains/buses to see a bit more on my own and determine if Italy is a potential new home for me. Grazie, K.

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MnMsMom
2/10/2022 20:55 EST

Looking to retire in Italy! Loving the planning and research.

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Saona
2/10/2022 13:49 EST

Hi! I have travelled extensively under sail for many years. My circumstances have changed and I am now looking for somewhere with a lovely climate and inexpensive living where I might be able to settle in Europe. Puglia has caught my eye but I’m not sure where to start looking there. I am open to any suggestions ! I’m interested in finding out other peoples experiences to date who moved to Italy. I love languages and am sure I would learn Italian quickly. I love delicious food laid back living and and outdoor existence. I love cycling, swimming and many other sports. I look forward to the forum!

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skyeprincess2000
2/10/2022 10:47 EST

Hello,

I am moving to Abruzzo region in the coming months. I have much of my family in Italy and am looking forward to this adventure.

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Expatone
2/10/2022 03:50 EST

American, we recently retired to Abruzzo. Worked in Italy for nearly 20 years at various times and places, in the Veneto, Toscana and Campania,

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mirmo
2/10/2022 01:08 EST

Hello! You can call me MJ. I am 25 years old. I was born at Milan, Italy and am currently living in the Philippines. My parents are still at Milan, working. I am about to live with my parents this year and am hoping I can find a job related to my course/program that I took at my college. I do have a Bachelor's Degree in Customs Administration and also a license Customs Broker in the Philippines. I plan to stay in Italy and, hopefully, to have a family there someday.

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giovanni1947
2/8/2022 17:21 EST

I'm currently living in Los Angeles. I'm recently retired and looking at moving to Italy. I've rented a B&B in Rome and will be there from Feb 27 to May 14. I've traveled in Italy over a half dozen times over the years, most recently in the Veneto last August/September. Since I'm now retired the timing is right for me to finally make the move. I want to get my ducks all lined up before I make the move.

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gsebhatu
2/8/2022 14:06 EST

I live in Washington D.C., and I plan to split my time in the US and in Bari, Italy. I love Italy! Can't wait to move and connect with others. Looking forward to enjoying the beach, architecture, food, and warm people.

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joyal
2/7/2022 16:34 EST

I am 71 years old. Most of my life was spread across subburbia in the US, but I lived 2 years in Japan (too young to remember), one year in Mexico in the Lake Chapala area, and when in college I spent a summer quarter in Rome.

I have loved living almost everywhere, but I don't really love cold stormy winters or very hot humid summers.

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Mauu
2/7/2022 11:37 EST

I am a Spanish citizen. I am going to buy a property in Venice. To become a resident of this commune allows me to pay less tax.

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MauiMaine
2/7/2022 02:06 EST

Aloha,

I am a retired Teacher of the Deaf and I’m planning to live 3 months in Italy in Novara this Fall. I’m traveling solo and enjoy joining group activities. I wouldn’t mind offering my skills and knowledge in the area of teaching English part time perhaps. I choose Novara because I have a past exchange student who is now raising her family here and I hope to spend quality time with her.

Sincerely,
Dr King

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LittleTraveler
2/6/2022 22:00 EST

We are retiring this summer, and looking forward to spending a lot of time in Italy, starting next spring.

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Frapa1
2/6/2022 21:40 EST

Hello,

I am a 2nd generation Italian-American residing in the Seattle, Washington area. My wife an I are both nearing retirement as academic, and I am also a retired attorney. My parents were born in the Abbruzzo/Molise region of Italy. We have traveled extensively to Italy, Europe and beyond. I am in the process of obtaining Italian Citizenship and plan to spend several months in Italy and the EU during year. We would like to make new acquaintances and friendships in Italy and elsewhere and become part of the Expat community to learn and share more.

Best Regards,

Frank and Pamela

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Palmento
2/6/2022 12:50 EST

My family came from Italy, my grandfather paid my grandmothers family she was 16 years of age to bring her to the US via Ellis Island - my mother lost her mother when she was 3 - my grandfather want able to take care of all the children so one of her sisters was given to a family temporarily until he could bring her back home but it took 4 yrs before that could happen she decided to stay with family she didn’t like my grandfather and never spoke with him ever or with her brother or sisters

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GillMc
2/5/2022 14:43 EST

I am presently preparing for retirement, I hope to move to Italy.

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Blueslug
2/4/2022 22:33 EST

My wife and I are trying to move to Lecco in late spring. We are in the visa application stage.

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PizzaPirate
2/3/2022 15:50 EST

My wife and I are retired US military. Lived in Italy before and seriously considering moving back in next couple of years.
Thinking abut Calabria or Sicily.
We welcome any input.

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retirementbeckons
2/3/2022 10:50 EST

Hello. I am looking for my forever retirement home and am currently looking at Italy, Bari in particular and Barbados (anywhere). I will be travelling back to the UK regularly to see children.

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Kacer
2/3/2022 07:56 EST

Hi
We are an engaged couple. We are purchasing a property this March 2022 in Liguria between San Pietro d'Olba and Martina d'Olba. We currently live in the UK in Milton Keynes.
We would love hear from any english speaking xpats in the area for friendship and also We are looking forward to our new adventure.

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seattlerower
2/3/2022 00:11 EST

Hey Globetrotter55, we're planning a move. to Trieste this fall. Happy to compare notes.

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Pepasofadima
2/2/2022 19:59 EST

I am 64 yo, married, originally from Moscow, Russia. Emigrated to USA 30 years ago, presently live in NY, work as a doctor, psychiatrist. Plan to retire and move to Milan where my daughter and granddaughter live.

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yehcbg
2/2/2022 11:53 EST

Hi, I am an Israeli who live now in Bulgaria with my 9 yo son and my Philippine wife , we plan to move to Italy in 06/2022 to the city of Lecce

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aljabut
2/1/2022 19:55 EST

Planning 1 yr sabbatical in Italy with Family.
Needs to be near a university, preferably with medical school, in a city with international schools.

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vanjulia
2/1/2022 16:56 EST

Hi there!! I am Deanna. We spend some time there this past summer. As a travel designer and world traveller, I think there are other places in Italy that have more to offer. I found the people in that part of Italy cold and stout. There isn't much to do, although beautiful. What makes you want to move there.

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tomandmaje
2/1/2022 04:32 EST

Hello,

If your wife is already an Italian citizen, anything you want to do will be much easier. If she's not, she should apply for citizenship.

Maje

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tomandmaje
2/1/2022 04:30 EST

Hi Milou,

Bolzano/Bozen is synonymous with bicycles, and the paths are pretty flat.

I can't help you with no stairs. I can suggest you just look at ground and 1st floor (1st and 2d floor in the US) apartments.

Maje

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jwd45
1/31/2022 15:59 EST

My Italian wife and I (UK) married and lived in Italy (Liguria) in the '70's. Then returned to London, UK, and raised our family. She ran her own TV & Theatre Agency as well as being a language teacher. I did numerous things but mainly worked in Social Work and as Director of an Independent Fostering Agency. In addition I am an NLP Practitioner. We are both retired.

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pirbev
1/31/2022 15:42 EST

Planning to move to Puglia or Sicily for early-ish retirement.

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Globetrotter55
1/31/2022 13:56 EST

I am interested in moving to Trieste.

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codybrandy
1/31/2022 11:44 EST

Hello Cathy, Good idea to get an early start and with Italian bureaucracy it's never too early. Most on this forum would suggest you rent...buying is easy...selling not so much and may take years to sell if you're not happy with the area. So rent and make sure. #2...you can only stay 3 months at a time with just your passport. If you want to stay longer you have to apply for a 1 year Visa (retired people=ER elective residenza) and then immediately upon arriving start the Permesso di Soggiorno Visa for residents. Read the Schengen Rules and Google your closest Italian consulate for requirements...it's strenuous and with lots of documentation i.e. paid health ins to hold you until you can apply for Italian Health, a place to live signed lease (AirBnB does not work), and at least $30K in the bank...different consulates require different amounts. plus many other docs and photos. It is daunting but can be done. Keep copies of everything. What you can do right now is apply for a Codice Fiscale...free, easy to get from the consulate or on your next trip to Italy and will be needed for many many purchases. Make sure everything is in your Passport Name...Italians will ask you for maiden name...don't do it...causes problems down the road. We retired to Liguria and love it...not too hot, not too cold, 20 minutes to the 5 Terre, great hospitals, and near the mountains. Equi-distant to Pisa and Genoa airports..1 1/4 hrs. Best of all worlds. We're from Boston.

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Khazadoom
1/31/2022 09:53 EST

I am 72, and out of adventures...looking for a new one. Very handy with my hands, I would like to buy a fixer upper in Calabria. Very familiar wit Italy in general, and this area in particular.

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rudysdad3
1/31/2022 08:04 EST

Ciao a tutti! I've always had a love for travel and have worked full and part-time in the travel industry for most of my life. I grew up spending many days in my mom's travel agency, then worked for an airline and a cruise charter organization. I"m now in education and continue to work part-time as a travel consultant. That said, my plan is to move to Italy when I/we retire in November 2025. I was fortunate to have my Italian citizenship recognized in May 2019 and am now in the process of deciding on a place to 'land'. I'm drawn to southern Italy, and plan to visit a few key spots to help make plans for a move. Thanks for including me as part of this group. Joe

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monochrome
1/30/2022 16:33 EST

Hey there. I'm heading to Legnano (NW of Milan) in March '22 to complete my dual citizenship process. I'll be there for roughly three months. Hoping to learn some things here to make the best of the time.

If anyone is already local to Milan in general, I'd love to hear any reactions to the first few months there.

My Italian is rough and still on the beginner level (it's been a while since used daily), but I'm hoping to get through with some semblance of communication.

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lethalprotector
1/30/2022 15:28 EST

My destination country is Italy. I have visited three times both on business and holiday (cycling trip in Tuscany). My wife and I have discussed moving to Italy for retirement. Her mother is from Northern Italy and has been in the US since she was 10. We have about ten years before we would make the move so also discuss renting a place and living somewhere in Italy for a 6-8 week stint on an annual basis to test drive it. We both have the ability to work remote to some degree and could probably get approval for an extended stay. I just love the history, environment and the slower pace in some of the areas we have visited.

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milou
1/30/2022 15:11 EST

I currently live in North America and planning retirement in Italy. I'm looking for additional information on communities in northern Italy with long stretches of flat bicycle path. Finding housing that doesn't include stairs is proving to be challenging. I also put a premium on privacy (not isolation) and aging in place.

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CathyLuna
1/30/2022 08:13 EST

I currently live and work in New York City. I will be retiring in 4 years and wish to purchase property in Italy. I plan on living in Italy 6 months out of the year. I am trying to decipher where in Italy to purchase property. I have visited Italy 6 times in the last ten years and fell in love with the history, culture and food.

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Freedom98
1/30/2022 02:29 EST

Hi, I and my family are planning on relocating to Italy. We have two young boys and we are excited to immerse ourselves in a different culture.

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TallaraGarrett
1/29/2022 23:44 EST

Just resurching a trip for the future to find a very small town to live for a while and learn the language

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rsetzer99
1/29/2022 12:40 EST

Abruzzo is well liked for having retained a large amount of authenticity. The Pescara area is the coastal metropolitan center. There is an airport served by Ryan Air. It is the main train hub and the main bus hub. The center is a nice pedestrian area. A good choice for those who want a true metropolitan area.

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Luictor
1/29/2022 11:36 EST

I am retiring and moving to Italy. I am from Puerto Rico.

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Bboop617
1/29/2022 11:25 EST

Hi everyone! I’m a 63 year old retired Nonna, planning to live in Italy for a few months each year.
I’ve started compiling a list of possibilities and have a scouting trip coming up in June, 2022. I’m open to suggestions for places; I want to stay in either the central or southern part of the country. So, toss me some ideas! Thanks everyone!
Betty

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MrsVannelli
1/28/2022 13:50 EST

Welcome! We bought a place outside of Todi two years ago for part time retirement in a few years and vacations for now. Beautiful area!

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Readytorelax
1/28/2022 12:48 EST

Hi , I have been living in the tropics and am moving to Italy to start my retirement

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Stanciel
1/28/2022 12:43 EST

My name is Tracy. My husband Kevin and I plan to move to Italy after retirement. We are interested in living in a city with at least 100,000 people. We love city life because we live in Chicago. We are researching various cities and towns. We first fell in love with Sorrento. That started our love for Italy. We are exploring various options along the Adriatic coast. We’d love to live near the sea. Most of the forms that I read about ex-pats living in Italy, most people are not interested in living in touristy areas. I’d like to connect with someone who lives in Pescara or Bari near the sea.

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COgirl
1/28/2022 12:08 EST

Hi! I'm Paige, from Denver CO. I celebrated my 17th birthday in Florence. My family traveled through Europe and settled for 4 months in Menton FR. We crossed the border into Italy for many a lunch. We spent a month going south on the east coast and north on the west coast, with a week in Sicilia. I have dreamed of retiring to Italy now for many years. I'm ready to make the move! Look forward to reading lots of your stories and questions/answers. Ciao!

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eloisepearce2002
1/28/2022 05:29 EST

hi i’m eloise

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MyrshyaMoira
1/27/2022 20:20 EST

Hi, I'm going by Myr, age over 65 and for three years I'm planning to live in Italy for five months every year, I decided to look for long-term rental I want to have a guaranteed, place to go in Perugia Region, preferable Todi or Spoleto area, it seems there is more affordable, I have a budget quite small. I enjoy the outdoors, long walks, the Arts, performing (plays), sculpture, photography, different types of painting styles, I enjoy discovering the local wines and gastronomical cuisine and be able to enjoy the outdoors small cafes.

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rsetzer99
1/27/2022 13:05 EST

You can start at www.theslowtourist.com were there are how to’s and links for pre and post move requirements

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Lucilla
1/27/2022 11:52 EST

My Husband and I have bought a beautiful Podera in Italy and hope to gain residency on our next trip back. I found this website and hope it will shed light on the process.

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puglia
1/26/2022 22:50 EST

Working now in my Family Medicine solo practice on Cape Cod

Planning to retire to Italy in mid 2024 Puglia is a good option
Sea, cello, horses
So looking forward to my new home

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NativeNotNative
1/26/2022 11:21 EST

New in Italy. Married to an Italian citizen. I have little Italian language skill. Looking at any level of manual labor until my Italian is better and until I have obtained the proper drivers license as I was a Class A Semi-Truck Driver in the U.S. I also worked as a office/household goods mover for many years so I am not afraid to work hard.

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Gran
1/26/2022 10:23 EST

Hi I am Gran and my husband and I are planning our retirement this Sept. We have been looking at several countries to move to. Italy is # 2 on the list. Our purpose for relocation is to travel. We are retired Air Force and were stationed in England years ago. Want to see as much as we can while we can. How dificult is it to move to Italy and what do we need to do.

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tomandmaje
1/26/2022 04:22 EST

Many places have large English expat communities. My experience with dogs in Italy has been mixed. Some places love them, and some places don't. One of the reasons we picked Bolzano is that they are very dog friendly.

Maje

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Angeline
1/25/2022 16:27 EST

Hello which region in Italy was thinking Sicily apparently Canciana the people are very friendly, lovely landscape,old little town... Inexpensive property,expat community.any other ideas? Kind regards.

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vanjulia
1/25/2022 14:52 EST

I am a travel designer living in Canada and wanting to live in Italy 6 months out of the year. Tuscany has stolen my soul!! All I need is a glass of Prosecco, wifi a plate of pasta and I am good to go.

I live by best life and love the adventures and experiences that encompass my passion for travel.

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KaterinaFerrara
1/25/2022 14:38 EST

Ciao! Vorrei viver in Italia. Hello all.
We are looking to move to Italy in the next 5 years. South probably - totally unsure. But we don't like the cold that is for sure.

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Aquietdragon
1/24/2022 16:38 EST

I am considering retirement to Italy

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LoveItaly66
1/24/2022 15:51 EST

Im also a RB looking to go in the bext few uears. How did u get a job there?

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Angeline
1/24/2022 10:28 EST

Hello I am french 66 lived around the world thinking to relocate in Italy most probably,maybe Sicily social life and possiblity of volunteering is important to me as I am a widow,young outlook,love old towns,nature and history also love dancing .interesting conversation and laughter.

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Uzekamanzi
1/24/2022 03:58 EST

I am Italian but my husband is English. Both retired and currently living in South Africa. We would like to move to Italy (thinking of Le Marche or Abruzzo) this year, Covid permitting. I can get by in Italian but my husband cant. We are very excited about moving but also have some questions and worries, such as....will there be an English expat community to socialise with in our area?...How would we find out? What benefits and taxes will we be subjected to? ....How easy/difficult will it be to take our 4 dogs with us?
It would be great to hear how others have fared!

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pillowgoddess
1/24/2022 01:32 EST

Hello. We're Deborah + David currently live in Austin, TX. We hope to live in Italy for 2 months this summer (if we can rent our home here in Austin) to get a feel for where we might like to live. We have rented an apt for one month in Vicenza (June) as we have a friend there and would like to explore northern Italy. Then we plan to spend July traveling in southern Italy to see if there's a place we'd like to live. No immediate plans to move, but using this summer to see if we'd like to start making plans.

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Teju
1/24/2022 00:44 EST

I am A Registered Nurse by profession...Got a job and planning to move into Italy. Planning for Marche and Liguria.

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anlohana
1/23/2022 17:32 EST

I plan on moving to Italy within the next year or two and have honestly no clue what else to do! I’m learning the language as best as I can, but nothing has been set in stone and I’m working my way there slowly.

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Leggy
1/23/2022 16:25 EST

Looking to retire and move to my favourite country in the world. Still researching best options :-)

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jjhels
1/22/2022 11:03 EST

Tiring of the divisiveness and overreaching political climate in the U.S., and seeking something new and exciting in our lives, my wife and are are looking to relocate to Italy.

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LoveItaly66
1/21/2022 23:11 EST

I'm hoping to retire in Italy in the next few years. I am a hospital nurse at this time in the United States. I'm looking for a more calm laid back way of life where I can contribute to the town as well. Talk to me guys!

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Muzzo
1/21/2022 11:51 EST

Lol Sounds like heaven :)

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nonna64
1/20/2022 16:43 EST

Hello,
Ever since I live in Italy as a young person, I have always wanted to go back. In a few years I will retire and would like to spend part if not all my retirement days on a beach in Italy.

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Lanonnade5
1/20/2022 14:49 EST

Welcome Biktessa! Where in northern Italy have you settled? We are looking at Lombardia in the vicinity of Como. Primarily because we have family in and around the Milano area.

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TanzieToo
1/19/2022 20:37 EST

I am retired, I lost my little companion dog last year, lost my husband a decade ago and my one and only daughter is launched and doing well. I have traveled to Europe as a tourist throughout my lifetime and have always dreamed of living there someday? I’m 60 now, very healthy and active and have no reason not to investigate relocation seriously at this point. I look forward to reading insightful commentary on others experiences retiring abroad.

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fldvrelocation
1/19/2022 13:31 EST

Hello,

My name is Kim and I have been living in Italy since 1992. I have lived in both Lazio and Piemonte.

If anyone needs advice and/or assistance regarding their move to Italy, feel free to pm me, I would be happy to help!

All the best,

Kim

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lorenzocic
1/19/2022 12:17 EST

hi i'm italian, we are a family of 4 people and thinking of living abroad

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Nuser
1/19/2022 09:33 EST

Hi,
I am Danish by birth, I have lived in Germany, Austria and now the US. In the US I have lived in New York City, Connecticut and the past 14 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I recently purchased a place in Italy that I play on making my
“ Head quarters” when I stop working which is hopefully in mid 2022.
The Dane.

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Muzzo
1/19/2022 07:33 EST

Similar story here. 29 years staying with in laws in northern Tuscany and 3 kids later were finally buying our own. Just cmleted first stage of contract and hoping to complete before Easter and then look for a builder. Where will you be based?

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Blktessa
1/19/2022 00:41 EST

I first visited Italy 31 years ago and I have been traveling back every year for the past 21 years and lived there a few years in the late nineties. Always wanted to live there but 2 kids, family life got busy. 2022 is the year! We bought our house in northern Italy. I am so excited to really live in Italy full time. So much to do and so much to think about. Yesses!

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MissBettyBoop
1/18/2022 19:29 EST

Thanks!

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Sellingitall
1/18/2022 16:53 EST

To BettyBoop ,
Hi the Facebook group is Brindisi Expat Community.
Elena.

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Peregrinus
1/18/2022 12:40 EST

Wife and I are planning on retiring to Italy.but we know little of the Municipalities that might be suitable but we thought somewhere on a beach in Campania would be a good base. We would welcome suggestions.
Peregrinus

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francinecasalinolaura
1/18/2022 12:00 EST

Travelplease, I’m moving to Siracusa next August. PM me if want more information about Sicily. Buona fortuna!

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Travelplease
1/18/2022 11:36 EST

Greetings,
I am interested in living in Italy. I am interested in southern Italy and Sicily. I have traveled often in several areas of Italy. I am in the early stages of exploring the possibility of spending a significant portion of the year in Italy.

Cheers,
~Travelplease

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H1k3rGyrl
1/18/2022 06:48 EST

I work in disaster consulting with a specialization in the use of traditional knowledge. My son and I are looking to relocate overseas to experience new cultures and ways of living.

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MissBettyBoop
1/17/2022 11:26 EST

Hi. I am Buddy and planning to move in 2024, hopefully around Galatina. What is the Facebook group you mentioned?

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Sellingitall
1/17/2022 11:04 EST

Hi, my partner Mick and I are planning to move to Southern Italy in 2024. This may seem a way off to some, but planning is underway, not only with respect to our work but as you all must know.....la famiglia and all the cherished 'things' in our lovely home which are being slowly reviewed & re-homed along one day , with 'it'. As you may have already perceived, moving to Italy is Mick's idea, his dream and I am gradually coming to terms with it. We have spent a couple of years already reading others' stories & challenges, choice of location etc whilst we waited for the pandemic to become also 'accommodated'.
Mick enjoyed a stay in Calabria last October ('21) enjoying the trains everywhere and in a few weeks we both have booked to tour Apulia in a little Fiat, staying mainly in Ostuni as central to our rural curiosity.
We have been working on the language daily for one & a half years but realise this means little until we actually live there, if indeed, we are granted our two differing visas and Mick's dream becomes a music and olive reality, and my music and animal rescue reality also.
As I said, we have read, are reading and viewing, we are in a Facebook group, we have friends who have emigrated to other countries so I absorb what has worked & not worked for them.....but all suggestions and cautions very welcome, thank you.
Elena.

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Ladyship2
1/16/2022 21:26 EST

Now that my father has passed, I have become extremely interested in finding my roots in Italy. My father researched as much as he could in the United States, but never went back to his homeland. I would like to stay for 12 months.

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mastiffmom
1/16/2022 19:44 EST

Hi!
My husband, our 11 year old son and our two mastiffs are planning on moving to the Florence, Italy area in August 2022. We'd love any advice, wisdom and/or tips others will be willing to share.
Thank you so much!

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Ftd2265
1/16/2022 15:50 EST

My husband and I are law enforcement from NY and will be retiring in Jan 2024. We are looking to move to Siena, Italy around June for 5/6 months.

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bonandrew
1/16/2022 01:50 EST

Plan to relocate to Italy - rent for 12months to see if like the town I choose then buy for long term. Italian Background, can speak Italian

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Zencookie
1/15/2022 20:00 EST

I lived in Florence as an art student and then in Milan working as a graphic designer. This time, my husband and I are planning a year in Rome.

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SaritaScibelli
1/15/2022 17:31 EST

I am hoping that my husband and I might be able to live abroad in Italy with our two young children for a year before they start school.

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ADIll
1/15/2022 16:52 EST

Hi
Our children left home and we both work from home and can work from any place in the world.. I love Italy and are now searching for the village we can call home.
I wan to live in he heart of a own where I can buy my fruit and veg from the local market and other supplies from a decent size supermarket... Of course all the restaurants and tabaco shops and bars must we in walking distance as we wan o use public transportation as much as possible

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aws4nn
1/15/2022 07:48 EST

I'm 71, a writer/editor, who retired from a VA university in 2014. My husband and I are interested in visiting and possibly relocating to Italy within the next couple of years.

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Alisoncat78
1/14/2022 23:38 EST

Excited to begin my journey of relocating to Italy. !

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Rania3
1/14/2022 15:56 EST

I have been living in southern Hudson Valley, New York, and New York City my whole life and looking to purchase a home in Italy for our family.

My father's family is from Benevento, and I have always desired to live in my family's home country for many years.

I am in the discovery stage of finding an area that will allow for us to become part of a community.

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PIA77
1/14/2022 15:31 EST

I have dual citizenship and have decided to retire in Italy. I have travelled abroad for over 40 years and studied in England for a period of time.Love travelling new adventures and meeting new people

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ArnoLand
1/14/2022 12:48 EST

That sounds like similar plan to me I visited about a dozen cities this summer. For me Bologna was that perfect mix of a medium size city with a large city mentality. Can share more of you are interested via pm

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NickAtNight
1/14/2022 11:59 EST

My wife and I have traveled quite a bit and now that we are retired we are looking at pursuing residency in Europe. We have spent quite a bit of time in Portugal but Italy is still at the top of our list.

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tomandmaje
1/14/2022 11:55 EST

Welcome!

You might want to check out Bolzano. It's population is around 100,000. But it's very walkable, and the people are great.

Maje

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Lanonnade5
1/14/2022 11:29 EST

Hi Hopingto!

Before deciding on the size of the city, make a list of things you want to be close to; topography, weather, proximity to water (beaches, lakes, rivers), mountains for hiking, skiing, etc. Any medium size city in Italy will offer pretty much the same access to museums, good restaurants, healthcare, and other requirements, but it’s the extras that make it fun!
My husband loves mountains, I love the sea but have fallen in love with lake Como area.
Good luck!

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Hopingto
1/14/2022 11:08 EST

I am a senior citizen, retired & considering a move to Italy with my wife. We have spent many vacations in Europe & love it. Our plan to arrive in Italy in Feb. 2022 & spent 6 weeks exploring to hopefully find the right town. Do not want a SMALL town, but medium to large in the right neighborhood.

Would love some contact for advice & shared experiences. Hope to meet some expats this year.

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CynD
1/14/2022 10:09 EST

My maternal grandparents are from Turin and I would love to retire to Italy. I plan to spend 6 months in 2023 sightseeing all over Italy and looking for a place to retire somewhere in Piemonte in 2023.

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Shegoes
1/14/2022 07:44 EST

After thinking long and hard about what to do after retirement, we are hoping to live in Italy for a time as an adventure! Fell in love after my visit in 2009! My Italian roots have made me curious to really dig deeper into this beautiful country. I'm really hoping this dream will come true!

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JPC
1/13/2022 15:26 EST

We're planning on moving to Italy at the end of the year. We already have a house in Abruzzo.

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Bboop617
1/13/2022 14:08 EST

I’m a retired Nonna who is happily planning her relocation to Italy within the next couple of years. I’m new to the forum, but I’m finding it very useful and informative. Grazie!

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Muzzo
1/13/2022 13:59 EST

Hi
I’m a teacher too and just about to exchange on a property in N Tuscany. Hoping to fly out in April to start renovations. Where is your house? Are you American or British?
C and M

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nEWLife89
1/13/2022 13:59 EST

Hello, I love Italy! I’m sure I will have a wonderful life there! I look forward to learning many valuable things here!
Ciao! nEWLife89

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MrsVannelli
1/13/2022 12:36 EST

Welcome! we are teachers who finally bought a home for summer and future retirement after years of vacations and holiday rentals. It's worth it once you find the place that speaks to you!

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klrojas0
1/12/2022 19:00 EST

My name is Kim and my husband and I love to travel. I have a remote job now and my husband teaches and has the summers off so we are interested in living in Italy for up to 3 months while I am able to work. Eventually, we are thinking it might be a place to retire.

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glorirz
1/12/2022 12:02 EST

We live part time in a lovely village south of Pisa. The town is: Casciana Alta. This villa is beautiful, and has been for sale for a very long time. It has many possible.

https://www.immobiliare.it/annunci/78349625/

I have no connections to the Villa or it’s sale, it’s just beautiful.
Good luck exploring!

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Janicematt
1/11/2022 21:20 EST

Hi:) we are a Canadian couple with our last of 4 children in high school. We are now beginning to prep our move by starting to visit smaller communities in Italy so we can purchase a larger traditional Italian villa to renovate.

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Bboop617
1/11/2022 15:33 EST

I’m a retiree, I’m Italian-American, and I wish to live in Italy, at least part of the year. I’m in the process of getting my Italian citizenship.

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Imaginationsmuse
1/11/2022 13:29 EST

Hello! My husband and I are planning on buying a house in Spello, Italy in the very near future. We have traveled extensively throughout Italy and are beyond excited to purchase a home there, begin renovations with plans to live there full time in a few years. My husband is a physician who will be looking to work there part time. I am a retired teacher and youth advocate. Over the next few years, we will divide our time between the US and our new home as we renovate and add on to the existing structure. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Be well!

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THEEXPATS
1/11/2022 11:36 EST

Hello - my wife and i are looking to relocate to the southern Mediterranean side of Italy - we do not have a specific location but as residents of Southern California we are looking to mirror (roughly) the same climate, proximity to the water and lifestyle

Our goal is to put down roots but remain active travelers so a remote location probably wouldn’t work (i.e. distance to airports, transportation etc.)

We are looking for a laid-back “vibe” and we have always found Italy to be welcoming and friendly - it is in an area like this that we wish to make our new home

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