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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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Castelcastagna
  3/4/2024 06:49 EST

Living in le Marche , retired

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maniela
  3/3/2024 22:15 EST

I hold a dual citizenship and I was born in Belgium and my parents were from puglia Italy but I move myself to live in Florida USA and so I have the American passport and the Italian passport and since I am retired in 2020 I would like to
Spend now my life either in San Remo,Italy or Roma Italy or Split center in Croatia since my daughter got married there and I have 3 gds kids

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madjack
  3/3/2024 12:58 EST

Looking to retire and live in Verona with my husband for 3 to 6 months a year

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HelenRP
  3/1/2024 23:27 EST

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CaRoyBoy
  2/27/2024 23:25 EST

Hello.

My name is Roy. I was born and raised in Utah. I currently live in Newport Beach California. I am in my early sixties. During my career I have lived in New York City for five years. San Fran area for five years. Las Vegas for almost five years. I am a developer builder. I have built over 10,000 apartments in the USA over the last twenty years.

My wife is Camille. She was born and raised in Newport Beach CA but has lived around the world.
She has worked in finance with most of her career working for the USA government.

My wife and I are looking to retire in Italy.

Can you help us with this?

We are in our early 60's and own property throughout California (USA) that will generate passive income for us. We are looking for input and even education to learn the best areas for us. We have visited Italy many times in the last twenty years. Most of our trips have been for a month or longer. We are now ready to look for long term. My first wife was born in Modena and I have visited the tuscany region over twenty times in my life.

We would appreciate your input on this very important decision.

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normalina
  2/27/2024 20:18 EST

I have dual citizenship, USA & Italy. I would love to live near my parent's birthplace and heritage. (Lucca & Genoa) I don't know when, but it has been on my mind for a long time now and I would love to explore more about this dream.

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Rumpelstiltskin
  2/27/2024 13:36 EST

I " retired" to Puglia from UK six months ago and am loving it.

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Fossalto
  2/27/2024 13:22 EST

Christie - planning a move to Italy in next 3-5 years. Considering buying in the next year.

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Hubbaly
  2/26/2024 20:25 EST

We are considering a move to Northern Italy. My mother was born in Bolzano and we love it there, but we are leaning towards quieter Ligurian towns that are north of the coast.

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bpapac
  2/25/2024 10:28 EST

Hello,
I am Bill P from Florida. I am in the process of moving to the Genoa are but am finding it difficult to purchase a flat as I am not fluent in Italian and the way real estate transactions work in Italy makes it difficult. I enjoy reading the posts and learning from others in this group.

Best Wishes

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Saldino
  2/24/2024 16:04 EST

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buongiorno
  2/23/2024 17:00 EST

Ciao a tutti,
I am a historian of the Florentine Renaissance, a licensed guide in Florence, and I have an apartment in the San Frediano neighborhood that I sometimes rent out. I look forward to meeting others here who are passionate about Florence!

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AYoutz
  2/21/2024 11:47 EST

We are a couple in our 50s who have our eyes on retirement and moving abroad, specifically to Italy. We have never been to Italy, but we have been researching and continue to research the best places for Expats to live.

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JustPeachy
  2/21/2024 01:24 EST

I moved to Milan area from the US and have been living here for 20 years. I have US and Italian citizenship now. Now I would like to move my mom here. She has a German and American passport. I’m just trying to understand the hurdles of how to move her here from the US.

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Tomaquin929
  2/20/2024 19:04 EST

I'm retired and own property in New York State and Capo D'Orlando, Sicily.

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MartiLazz
  2/20/2024 17:54 EST

Ciao! I am looking forward to becoming a future Expat in the beautiful little town of Arce, close to Arpino, just south east of Rome.

I am a widow, and my daughter, son-in-law and I just bought a lovely place in Old Arce. We plan to make our final move in the spring of 2025, but will be going back and forth this year from Olympia, Washington, getting the place ready. I can't wait to call Arce my home!

I am a retired Army Nurse, and fell in love with Italy over 50 years ago. My family is from the Trentino area, my husband's family from Sicily. I do not speak Italian, but have already started lessons with my daughter.

I hope to connect with any Expats in Italy and the Arce/Arpino area, and to eventually meet in person!

Ciao!
Marti

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Nimc1
  2/19/2024 10:31 EST

I’ve been fortunate to have lived in small town France for 6+ years (2008 - 2014) and Germany for 5. I find it to be the most relaxing, informative, and fun way to live. Meeting new people and cultures, gaining new learning experiences, and proximity to other countries are just a few of the rewards.

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alpit
  2/18/2024 18:07 EST

Hi...
I'm a father of 3 children and I aspire to live (very) near to the sea somewhere in Italy...
The final location we choose will have to have a strong, family-orientated community, which good traditions and traditional values.
I want my children to grow in a place that offers safe opportunities for them to develop, and spend time in nature.
Also, my partner's paternal grandmother was born and raised in Naples.
I am a property designer and builder/carpenter...
I design and build homes - I am very hands-on, and I can turn my hands to most things, and eager to learn a new skill, if I can't do it yet.
Grazie / Many Thanks...
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ANDREW

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stevelon
  2/18/2024 12:22 EST

We are close to retiring. Currently checking out options and possibilities domestically and abroad. Like Italy as a possibility

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baileyrock
  2/17/2024 17:23 EST

Hello from Nashville TN,
Liz and I have finally decided on Italy (I think) for our property purchase. It will be a vacation home first and maybe full time living depending???
It seems Italy offer us the best tax advantage with it's 7% nine year offer to live in a smaller southern community. Looking to be as close to the coast as possible, as we are both retired professional Surfers. (not surfers). Look forward to explore the knowledge and resources here to help with this process.
Thanks
Kev & Liz

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missacare
  2/16/2024 13:30 EST

I'm from the USA. Hubby is an Argentinean Italian. We have 3 children and are considering moving overseas.

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fewtrees
  2/16/2024 09:04 EST

A 50+ curious for beautiful places to live, worked far too hard, not enough social time and looking for a pleasant place to enjoy life with my wife, make new friends and relax.

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KvilleItaliano
  2/14/2024 10:35 EST

My wife and I are 6 to 10 years from retirement. We are Americans in the US, but we love Italy and want to live there part of the year. Our focus has been on Umbrian towns and cites with medieval historic centers. We love the historic charm, architecture and walkability.

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TriniDreamer2024
  2/14/2024 10:21 EST

Hi, just trying to figure out whether I can retire to Italy in 20 years time.

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Mkavve
  2/13/2024 15:02 EST

We are a Canadian couple planning a (part-time) move to Tuscany.

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Timetolive24
  2/12/2024 14:48 EST

After losing my husband to Covid in 2021 I have decided to start living my remaining years for me. I have never made it to Europe, yet, so know that I can't waste any more time!
I am 66 years old. My ancestry.com DNA results show that I am almost all Swedish and English, with about 6% Scottish. I am also a descendant of both William Bradford and John Alden (of the Mayflower.
I have lived in Washington State my entire life and want to find out how I go about coming to Europe and touring the beautiful countries my families left. I would like to find a nice quiet place to live, to be able to volunteer my services, I have a lifetime of help with children. I have 4 daughters of my own and 8 grandchildren and also worked for the public schools a couple years as well as held a daycare in my home for 6 years.
I enjoy refurbishing and painting furniture, needlework, reading books, animals, countrysides, walks, solitude as well as visiting with people, antique shopping, history and architecture, constantly learning.

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Italianjob
  2/11/2024 18:22 EST

I am looking to relocate over to Italy for family residential and commercial activity, currently based in the UK for both private and business. I can offer employment to my new destination to regenerate the local area, such as the cheaper house special deals to regenerate these same areas. I specialise in the refurbishment of classic vehicles in left hand drive format, which are actually located as the same donor vehicles throughout the EU.

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Rgobio
  2/11/2024 17:01 EST

Italian born and raised, I moved to Canada at a you g age with my parents. After 25 years in law enforcement, decided to move my Canadian family to Italy for a better life and early retirement.

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Hotboy
  2/11/2024 12:03 EST

Make sure that you understand that you will likely be subject to California state income tax even though you are not living in the state: https://brighttax.com/blog/us-expat-state-taxes/

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EddiesMom
  2/11/2024 02:20 EST

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hinanui
  2/9/2024 15:01 EST

Hello everyone,
My name is Siobhán and I currently live in Maryland, USA. Growing up as an Army brat was wonderful as it gave me the gift of living in other countries and a thirst for learning about other cultures. I have decided to retire in another month or two and will be coming to Lucca for three months to see if this is indeed where I want to retire. I used to be conversationally fluent in French and would surely pick it back up pretty quickly, however, my heart is calling me to Italy, specifically to Lucca. Lucca found me, what can I say : ) I would love to connect with anyone who can tell me what it's like to live in Lucca.
Also, I am in need of a realtor or someone who can assist me with finding a short term 3 month rental within the walls. I also have questions about banking, etc., and would be grateful for any advice.

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Tooluser
  2/8/2024 14:46 EST

Howdy! Family w/ 10-year-old moving to Florence this fall, from the SF Bay Area, California, USA. My partner is a university professor in Italian literature and will be teaching; I will be homeschooling our son.

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italianadventures
  2/6/2024 14:47 EST

My name is Valerie and I live in California. I am looking forward to retiring in 2026 and excited to find a home in beautiful Italy. My heart and soul are there waiting for me to join them :) I thought I had narrowed down my location to Positano but the more I hear about Puglia I am excited to explore some of the beach cities there and possibly some of the interior areas as well. I am planning a trip there October of this year for several weeks and would love to have some suggestions on favorite areas for retirees. I would be interested in how to get started - do you start with a VISA, can you rent or purchase prior to getting a VISA. I would want a home to come several times a year for extended stays and in an area that my kids and grandkids could come to visit as well. While right now I am very healthy I would want to be fairly close to good medical services, close to transportation (train station) and walking distance to stores/shopping and restaurants. An area with English speaking residents would be a plus as I work on my Italian. Thank you for any input and suggestions for me!!

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Ausra
  2/6/2024 08:00 EST

I am a freelance photographer from Lithuania currently residing in the UAE. However, I am considering to move to Italy one day and just gathering information about life there. I have been to Italy numerous towns as a tourist thouhg.

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Serendipity472
  2/5/2024 17:18 EST

Hello. My husband and I love to travel and now plan to buy a property in Italy. We don’t expect to move.. But want to vacation there frequently.

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Pimprenelle
  2/5/2024 01:12 EST

Hi, I currently live and work in Switzerland and am planning my retirement in Italy. Looking at Verona for its cultural scene and size. I have lived in the US, in France and in England and have elected Italy as my next permanent destination.

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Thepainter
  2/4/2024 03:22 EST

Hi,

My name is Larry Nederlof and i'm moving to Calembrone(between Livorno and Pisa) in april 2024. Livorno is only a 10 minute drive, so that'll be my town. I speak a little Italian, Dutch is my native language and furthermore i speak French, German, Spanish , English and Norwegian. Looking for people i can have coffee with and chat.

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sergio2125
  2/3/2024 21:28 EST

I have always been determine and dedicated, it's has served me well.

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MyaMarshall
  2/1/2024 23:59 EST

I’m recent divorcee and I’m looking to change from the rural life I currently live. I have traveled to many countries but never to Italy, although it’s been on my bucket list. I have a daughter who travels to Italy and thought I would enjoy living there with a fresh start. I am retired and I really like smaller cities, like Siena as opposed to Rome, but would like transportation to be accessible to major cities to visit.

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cunyapora
  1/31/2024 21:23 EST

Hello I am a single mother of 3. My children's father is Italian and I am American. He lives in Italy and we are considering moving to Italy so that we can co-parent and the kids can be near their dad. (Their dad recently moved to Italy for personal reasons)
I am here to gain information, connect to other Americans as well as to learn.
I have visited Italy several times, the longest was 3 months, but have never lived in Italy.
Vacation I understand is Much different than residing in Italy.

I cannot get European citizenship due to being divorced. My children will have dual citizenship hopefully before we would consider moving.

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lkoforest
  1/31/2024 16:43 EST

HI, Husband and wife - and one rather large dog - are interested in renting in lake como in the off season for approx six month starting in october. we are fairly open to the idea of purchasing a place if we like it and spending more time in italy than in the US. we enjoy sailing, skiing, hiking - and good food and wine - so it seems like a good spot. I did a semester in italy in college and so did my daughter so it feels familiar. we are empty nesters. my husband is retired, I work from home and can do it from italy. thanks

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Lamarena7
  1/29/2024 14:58 EST

I am retired, of central European origin, and currently living in the USA, but want to return to Italy where I lived for nine years during the seventies. Considering either the South or the North and planning to explore the various locations this summer.

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dms0601
  1/29/2024 12:12 EST

Hello. My name is Dina Siracusa. I am a first generation American, living in the states. My parents are both born in Italy. I studied one summer in Rome. Visited family all throughout Italy. I am considering retiring in Italy as it has always been a dream of mine. I have not determined the region yet. Would love to hear from others who have gone through the process. Thank you!

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skiddah
  1/26/2024 15:57 EST

I am semi-retired and looking to move to Italy to retire and eventually have dual citizenship. My grandfather was from Cosenza and naturalized in the US after my mom was born. I want a simpler life with lots of walking.

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Rog661
  1/26/2024 07:10 EST

Semi retired looking for a place to settle down in Italy

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mariannka
  1/25/2024 13:34 EST

Hello, I am a retired university professor from California, exploring a move to nature, possibly Italy since I speak basic Italian and have been to Italy many times.

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milan23
  1/25/2024 11:18 EST

Greetings, we are international workers with the Christian & Missionary Alliance church from the USA. Working among Refugees in Milan networking with local associations, organizations, etc.

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johnaspicer1
  1/24/2024 12:43 EST

My wife and I would like to buy an apartment in or around Sorrento and to be there two to three times per year.

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bailey80
  1/24/2024 12:04 EST

Hello Everyone
A London-based family of three are looking to relocated to Italy. We aren't yet set on an area but have noticed the publicity around the 1-2 euro houses and are wondering if anyone can offer any advice on how we go about researching this? Area-wise we would love to be within 30 minutes of the sea. Firstly, is this possible? Would anyone have any recommendations about where we begin our search, we know this will take awhile and also know that it may take us sometime to make our move. Also information on international schools, or the support for UK students available in Italian schools?
Best wishes
Bailey80

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WhiskyMan
  1/24/2024 10:34 EST

I am English, married to a Greek Cypriot and we have been living near Arlon in Belgium since 2006 since I left the RAF.
I currently work for the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) located in Luxembourg. I will retire in November 2026 and I am looking at settling in Italy, probably Umbria. Whilst serving in the RAF we lived in Lago Patria, near Naples for 3 years (1995 to 1998). We have been to Italy several times over the past few years and I go yearly to Ferrara with my work. Every 2 years we go to Cyprus for a holiday and to see our family there. I also have family in the North of England, so we visit there too.
I am starting to look for properties in and around Umbria.

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DXBDude
  1/24/2024 07:28 EST

Hello! My name is Dennis. I am from the US but have been living in Dubai for the past 20 years. My wife and I are looking for a place in Italy where we can spend time with family and enjoy the Italian culture we've fallen in love with.
We love the Italian Riviera and after quite a bit of research, we've narrowed our search to Viareggio (because Forte dei Marmi is out of our price range).

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Pbwm44
  1/23/2024 18:12 EST

Hi

I am from North Queensland, Australia and a school librarian currently living and working in Xi’an, China. I love to travel and considering where I would like to retire in the future.

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Shappy
  1/21/2024 11:30 EST

Hello! My husband and I will be retiring from San Diego in the next couple of years and moving to his hometown in Abano Terme, just outside of Padua. He grew up there and we have a great community of friends. I need to learn Italian and eventually dialect!

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Moonleaf
  1/20/2024 19:15 EST

I wish to move to Italy and live a quiet, creative life.
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codybrandy
  1/19/2024 07:25 EST

Hello, You are very smart to start researching your options early. It sounds like you don't intend to move permanently but are looking for an interesting 'bolthole' to visit. Italy is so very diverse: north/south, mountains/seaside/lakeside, villages and cities...your best bet may be to start somewhat near the relatives and see what you think of their area. They and their friends might know of rentals for you while you visit. Having friends who speak the language is a huge advantage and you can spend your time learning and studying not only the language but also the different areas. I would strongly suggest renting for a few years: buying is quite easy but selling is another matter and you may take a huge loss and it may take years to sell if you decide the area is not for you. Also, remember if you buy without being a resident you will have property taxes and wont be eligible for health insurance.

How long you wish to stay per visit: well you can stay visa free for 3 months (Schengen Rules) and not a day longer or there could be strict penalties. 3 months in every 180 days I believe. To stay longer is you would need to apply for a Permesso di Soggiorno Visa...which is a huge undertaking and commitment. You can google more about that at some point.

Finally, I live in Liguria which is lovely...not too cold, not too hot, excellent health care and hospitals which as we retire is something important to look into, close to Genova and Pisa airports and not too far from beautiful France.

You have a lot to think about...visit and learn as much as you can is your best bet. P.S. I think most everyone on this site will agree the bureaucracy is probably Italy's greatest challenge and don't become discouraged just take decisions one step at a time.

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alexis1900
  1/19/2024 05:35 EST

I have lived in both countries and think Germany might be a better alternative for many. It is a first world country with respect to technology , public transport, health care and many other aspects of daily life. Italy is really third world in those areas . but food and people are italy's strong point.

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TommyTBoned
  1/18/2024 14:38 EST

Hi, My wife and I are looking into moving to Italy or Germany when we retire (5-10 years from now). I should have dual citizenship by then.

We love both Italy and Germany, and have so much more exploring to do in Europe. We are hoping for a fun, healthy and happy retirement with moving to the EU, as well as traveling and experiencing Europe as a big part of it.

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Startingover
  1/16/2024 12:44 EST

Hello to all. My wife being French and myself Italian but raised in the
UK and then moved over to the States where I had an interior design business. After a few health issues we started asking if it was time to start a new life and we set off to Italy.
Unfortunately in the mist of the summer migration, when it became almost impossible to rent a place in Lucca or almost in a majority of places in Italy. So we found ourselves back in France for a short period looking now whole heartedly to move back to Italy and find a place to call home.

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Marialaselva
  1/16/2024 07:11 EST

You will probably find climate similar to the seasonal changes in Colorado in Northern Italy. Not so sure about Spain!

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Marialaselva
  1/16/2024 06:41 EST

Hello! I am a second generation Italian-American. I have relatives in Italy that I’ve talked to but never met in person. I’m considering buying something there and spending a lot of time in retirement in Italy, which will be in a little over a year!
I’m here to learn where the best places are and the worst, and also what the difficulties and good things are about retiring in Italy or at least spending a few months every year!

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gbuckeye
  1/15/2024 20:40 EST

Looking to move to Italy from southern California in 2024. Likely to move to northern Italy, Torino or Milano. Here to get an understanding of city areas in which to live, schools, hospitals, etc. - the normal stuff. Also hope to make some acquaintances for when we (my friend, her young daughter, and I) arrive at our destination.

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jimjimdabull
  1/15/2024 10:59 EST

Currently working abroad and planning to retire in approximately 3.5 years. Wife and I will remain in US to allow kids to complete college, meanwhile we plan to travel and explore different countries. We plan on buying a small residence overseas and spending most of our time in that country. Will return to the US to visit family and friends every so often.

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sgquinney7
  1/15/2024 08:23 EST

Hi All,
New to the group, hello :-)
We spend a lot of time in Puglia and are considering buying a property in Monopoli.
Are there any members on here who have done the same (or moved/bought in Pulia, if not in Monopoli)?
Thanks in advance,
Stuart.

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ItaliaF430
  1/14/2024 17:36 EST

We live in Oregon now and have traveled to Italy extensively over the years. Our son was married last year in Montepulciano, and it was beyond special. We have always talked about moving to Italy and now seems like the time might be right for us to consider this more seriously.

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scotra
  1/14/2024 15:02 EST

I lived in Venice studying architecture under Leonardo Rici n 1991. This not only introduced me to Italy but my love for travel. I returned with my soon to be wife to get married in Firenze in 1997 1 month into our 1 year of backpacking around most of Europe, Greece, Turkey and Morocco spending about 6 weeks of that year in Italy. We love Italy and it is our dream to move there when we retire.

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mckayly
  1/14/2024 13:09 EST

I am a 61 year old, single woman. I am also a full-time student and am half-way through a dual-major Bachelor program. I will be transitioning out of a career in marketing and communications, but will likely continue to freelance. I just returned from a glorious three-month study abroad program in Italy and have decided this is where I would like to move at some point in the not too distant future. Specifically, I am interested in the Campania region.

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Emmietheartist
  1/11/2024 19:50 EST

I’m retired and looking to relocate to Rome, Italy, via the Elective Residence Visa. I’m researching everything….Visa requirements, rents/real estate prices in Rome, transportation in Rome and the various neighborhoods where expats live.

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latetotheparty
  1/11/2024 16:49 EST

Me and my family are considering to buy a second home in Italy in a location that enables us to travel by train all the way from Stockholm were we live. We love the sun, the sea, the food and the atmosphere of Italy and in recent years we have been travelling to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. Now we are looking forward to discover Liguria considering the somewhat shorter distance from Sweden. While being one of the seaside "hot spots" for tourism in the Mediterranean region, we are curious to learn more about the regional conditions for an everyday sustainable, yet glamorous, lifestyle that may contribute to climate change mitigation as a tourist, as a remote worker and as an entrepreneur.


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Saseky
  1/10/2024 23:52 EST

Hi my name is Simone and me and my husband Roberto are planning to move to Italy next year. We are 57 and 54 years old and we still don’t know where we want to live in Italy. Probably Umbria or Abruzzo region. We are planning a trip in September to visit those areas and decide what cities we like best. After our trip, we will start searching place to rent but our plans is to buy a house or apartment soon.

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Millie70
  1/10/2024 12:26 EST

Planning to spend several months a year in Milan with my son .

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Pwlag1969
  1/8/2024 22:23 EST

Hi. I'm retiring in April 2025 and I am considering Valencia, Spain, the Amalfi Coast, in Italy, or Tullum, Mexico.

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gypsy45
  1/6/2024 15:25 EST

I'm a single female senior citizen who is looking to get my Italian citizenship in the next year. I've just started looking for possible places to relocate (rent) in Italy.

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Tbdemo
  1/6/2024 13:23 EST

I come from the southern US looking to retire in Italy

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gopre400
  1/5/2024 19:09 EST

My family is originally from Italy. I would like to move there after retirement.

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hlaudo
  1/5/2024 11:22 EST

Hi @Layla10! We just bought a property there as well (Civenna in the comune di Bellagio). We have not hooked up wifi yet but were told Eolo was the best. I'll be interested to know what you find out through customer service. Buona fortuna! Piacere di incontrare un collega residente del Lago di Como.

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acoutandabout
  1/3/2024 21:30 EST

Ciao! Middle aged American, working on my Italian citizenship in advance of a hoped move from Colorado to Torino in 2025.

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MountainBob
  1/3/2024 13:04 EST

Older couple about to retire in 2.5 years, but who's counting :)
Currently living in the mountains in Colorado and looking for something sort of similar climate wise with 4 seasons.
But excited about a retirement adventure with lots of continued education.
Looking at Spain and Italy as a settling down area.

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Grantide
  1/2/2024 09:16 EST

My wife and I are seeking similar summer weather to live part time in Italy. Somewhere that takes the Southwest American fall, winter, and spring and corresponds well with a spring, summer, and fall in Italy??

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Svelata11
  1/1/2024 18:51 EST

Hello, I am an American applying for duel Italian citizenship and am in the process of moving my permanent residence to a beautiful property I own in Tuscany. I am a full time artist and am also moving my business in addition to having already purchased an agriturismo which I have just had my 1st successful season running and learning the ins and outs of this kind of business. I look forward to meeting other expats and learning from their experience as I navigate tax and business accounting aspects of living and running two businesses, one in the US and one in Tuscany.

Grazie,
Mia

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Tcpenna55
  1/1/2024 13:07 EST

HR professionals married for 30 years with 2 boys (ages 28 and 26). Exploring potential to retire in Puglia Italy

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Layla10
  1/1/2024 11:41 EST

We own a house on lake Como and would like to spend more time there

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TeamSasso30a
  1/1/2024 11:05 EST

Lived all over the world. Currently in the US, but planning another adventure.

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AlaadinoB
  12/31/2023 01:44 EST

Season's Greetings to Every Distinguished Member of this Community,
I am Dino, dual-nationality, Italian/Egyptian, Sicilian origines, born & living in Egypt. I am 56, single dad to two adult children. I'm a hospitality professional, with 33-years hotel carrier. My ambition is to relocate to Italy. Recently, I've read a lot about Puglia and what it has to offer to people who desire to start a new life. I see myself contributing with my extensive experience, specially in my domain, which would be mutually beneficial to the community and me.

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SherSch
  12/28/2023 14:33 EST

Hi and Good Day! Just looking into all the possibilities of relocating to the lovely country of Italy from the Midwest of the U.S. Researching and learning about the destinations out there. Excited to be a part of this community.

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codybrandy
  12/28/2023 11:48 EST

Hello Pam and welcome. We are from Reading,Ma and retired to Liguria (5 Terre area) 9 years ago...you will love the weather and being a close neighbor to France is in my opinion a huge bonus...we have cousins in Bordighera...who absolutely love it and go to Menton and beyond often for their shopping (and bread and cheese!). If I could suggest one thing...come for the 3 month visa free period and get to learn the area that suits you best and do not buy for at least a year or so to make certain you've chosen the right place for you...who knows you might prefer the French side and visit Italy instead (bureaucracy reasons). Best of luck and Happy New Year

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Cherubinitalia
  12/27/2023 05:55 EST

I am a seasoned marketing/communications professional with expertise in cross-cultural communications and strategic engagement. I am also the co-owner of www.cuginisoccer.com an award- winning scuola calcio formerly based in the Washington m, DC area and now based in Italy where we focus on international programming for US and Canadian soccer players. My husband is from Ascoli Piceno where he once played professional soccer for Ascoli Calcio, and we now live in Florence, where 2 of our 3 grown children also live.

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sean03839
  12/27/2023 00:52 EST

Hello

My wife and I are considering a move to Italy in 3-4 years. We are interested in the southern area of Italy(Puglia) and are looking forward to learning everything we can!

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gnatale
  12/21/2023 17:11 EST

Australian / Second generation Italian looking to live in Bologna with Family of 5 in the coming year

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sensei0304
  12/20/2023 09:22 EST

Hello,
My husband and I have been considering living in other countries since 2016, and are considering Italy. We have spent time in Lazio and Toscano, and realize we have so much more to consider. We prefer to get a feel for the areas by renting of course. We are retiring within the next year and are attempting to get a better feel for what we might be facing as Expats in Europe.

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Europeanatheart
  12/18/2023 13:57 EST

My name is Pam and my husband and we are considering buying an apartment in italy. Near the water and preferably near Nice for the airport. We are from Massachusetts, USA. We are retired.

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waltzc
  12/18/2023 13:52 EST

Hi, I'm Crystal. I'm from the Midwest in America. I will be retiring in about 7 years, and in about 10 years, I would like to retire to Venice. I visited last summer and fell in love with the city.

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Kvborn
  12/15/2023 04:56 EST

I currently work in the global transportation industry for an U.S. organization. I’m planning to emigrate to Italy, but not to retire just yet. There are still a few cities on my list to visit before settling.

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atartaglia
  12/13/2023 15:11 EST

Greetings,

We are Expats with young children living in Turin during our Summers looking for fun things to do with our kids while we are working full time.

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nickjackson
  12/12/2023 19:02 EST

I am an Australian 21 year old looking to travel to Europe for 3.5 months in 2024 between late June and early October.

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kaylabrown
  12/12/2023 14:01 EST

Hi! I am a 23 y/o female looking to move abroad. I have been to Italy three times now and it is by far my favorite country I have been to. I am looking to become fluent in Italian and enjoy a European lifestyle with easier access to other popular destinations as well. I am looking to move in the next year or two and I am trying to get my younger sister to come with me.

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Gravesdigs
  12/6/2023 16:11 EST

My husband and I are New Yorkers, spending this winter abroad as we do every year. He works seasonally in tourism and is able to travel in winter and I am able to work remotely in communications. We're global travelers and have gone to the southern hemisphere in past years... pursuing the warmth and sun and new adventures. But for a longer term potential move, we are more interested in Europe and specifically, at this point, Italy.
He has had some recent health issues and I also want to look into options for while we are traveling this winter, and for the future, as back up. We'll be heading to Puglia for first few months of 2024.

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DAH
  12/6/2023 10:33 EST

Retired AZ resident. Looking to spend 4-6 months a year in Italy.

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Rambler64
  12/5/2023 13:43 EST

Greetings,

I am a retired professor from the states. I own a property in Costa Rica, but don't want to retire there...just visit when it's too cold in Italy.

I'm looking to figure out how to retire successfully in Italy.

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HalfItalian
  12/4/2023 09:04 EST

Ciao! I am seriously considering retiring in Italy. My cousin and her family have already re-immigrated to Tuscany so I will have some family there. I have traveled to many places in Italy, most in Tuscany. My maternal great-grand parents came from Central Italy, Ancona area, and my fraternal great-grand parents came from outside Catania in Sicily. I have previously lived in Germany and the UK, as well as a study abroad in Florence in 2007. In January 2024 I will be attending Italian language school in Recanati in Central Italy. The only hesitation now are the taxes plus I am a single woman. I am ready to move from the States, I just feel more relaxed and at home in Europe.

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DeniseRenee
  12/3/2023 11:16 EST

Hello,
I’m a New Yorker preparing for retirement in about three years.
I’m trying to find the best location for my move to Italy.

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007jas
  12/3/2023 03:23 EST

Just a retiree from the USA. Considering relocating to Italy.

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Umbertomar
  11/29/2023 10:21 EST

Hi Loredan
Good work on the DL.We are from Delaware .
my 6 mos/6mos is Delaware and Alghero (Fertilia).
Not many from the US residing in Sardegna

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Love24IT
  11/28/2023 20:40 EST

Hello Friends,

I am preparing to move to Florence.
I have faith that things will work for me to be in Italy, by 2024.

I am just so happy to find this site. I have been reading your comments and they are very helpful.

Is there someone out there living in Florence now that can giving me any advice? I am planning to move by myself.

Any suggestion is appreciated.

warmly,

hh

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loredan
  11/28/2023 09:45 EST

Hi, I’m Laura from Boston, Massachusetts. My husband and I bought a place in Pula, Sardegna in 2015.Now we spend half the year there. Just completed the Italian license process (brutto!)

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midniterunner
  11/27/2023 12:52 EST

I am a Brit living and working in Trieste.

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ejperumacht
  11/25/2023 21:07 EST

We fall in love with Italy a decade ago and are strongly considering retiring there in about 5-10 years. I’m currently in consulting and have always enjoyed traveling and working in Europe, and have earned a certificate from INSEAD in France

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digidot
  11/25/2023 01:48 EST

Retired Australian couple looking for a change of lifestyle. Love food and living near the ocean. Like the sound of Italian lifestyle and culture but cannot speak the language - yet.
Thinking of moving to Puglia in September 2024 for an exploratory tour.

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Dougie12
  11/23/2023 14:27 EST

Considering a move part time.

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PainterGirl6538
  11/18/2023 17:16 EST

Hi! My name is Lindsay and I am in Italy on a Working Holiday Visa! I have been traveling the country and I am currently looking for a job and a place to live.

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thedervish
  11/18/2023 05:35 EST

Former New Yorker, preparing to live in Gallipoli, Italy.

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Dg119
  11/17/2023 11:45 EST

I am recently retired and moved to Puglia with my wife from Dublin, Ireland to enjoy the local food, sunshine and water and learn a new language.

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spudrocket
  11/16/2023 01:08 EST

We have our Italian citizenship and Codice Fiscale. We do not know how to get a green card or a blue card. Currently renting in Pineto Italy.

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SwedeRetire2025
  11/11/2023 07:22 EST

A swedish couple around 50 looking to retire in Italy in

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Inverness
  11/8/2023 20:04 EST

Hello there, I'm a teacher looking to work in Europe.

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Keit
  11/6/2023 02:27 EST

Hello, I'm Keit. I lived for two years in Italy, 2002-2004, and I'm considering returning to explore permanent residency.

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Lolalu
  11/5/2023 12:58 EST

Brazilian / USA I’m looking to retire in south Italy

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Lolalu
  11/5/2023 12:55 EST

Brazilian , living in USA for 35 years. Looking for a cozy Italian village to retire!

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Mam007
  11/4/2023 14:55 EST

Hi,
I’m planning a move April -May of 2024.
I will need a apartment/ home to rent or buy.
Coming with my 4 pets, husband eventually too.
Retired, I’m originally from
Connecticut and lived In Virginia.. Now retired in Florida.

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cziegler
  11/2/2023 13:03 EST

Exploring possibilities...

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Jlhey
  11/1/2023 20:41 EST

Just looking. Love Italy. Older, retired, looking for one last adventure. Married 51 years. Both healthy. Love good food, wine, nice company and cycling.

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LiquidDog
  10/31/2023 12:50 EST

I'm intrigued with European lifestyle and values, and Italy's in particular. Having family living in Europe, I'm considering relocating, and naturally have lots of questions and concerns- perhaps especially health insurance and finding community. Grazie mille.

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forevernomad
  10/29/2023 18:52 EST

Hi,
Glad to join the ExpatExchange! We're currently living in Canada, British Columbia and we've made the decision to move to Italy in 2026. We're gathering the necessary information, looking to purchase a beautiful home and start our life either in Lazio or Abruzzo. We're looking forward to connecting with other expats and hear their stories.

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FamilyMan5
  10/26/2023 12:56 EST

Family of five here and we are in the process of moving to Italy.

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tremblinghands
  10/25/2023 07:37 EST

A few years ago my wife and I began exploring the possibility of retiring outside the United States, and we're making our first exploratory trip to Europe in November and December of this year. We were initially drawn to Italy and Portugal, but recent indications that the Portuguese government will be discontinuing the NHR tax benefit for foreign residents has caused us to narrow our focus to learning as much about retired life in Italy as we possibly can. We would anticipate beginning the visa process and, if successful, moving at some point during the coming year.

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DrDad
  10/25/2023 04:14 EST

I have both US and Italian citizenship. I was born in Italy and adopted to the US when I was a child.

My wife and I are considering buying property in Pigna, Liguria. We would definitely use the property ourselves but are considering using it as an AirB&B

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mimosabeach
  10/23/2023 06:47 EST

The plan is Sorrento in 4+ years after retirement from N.Y. State. May work remote as a nurse, but only if needed.

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Benjamini
  10/21/2023 10:45 EST

I am considering a move to Italy and the 7% "retiree" tax is propelling me to look at areas that I had not considered before. I am interested in Taormina and wonder what life is like there year round for an American from NYC.

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jillge
  10/20/2023 16:08 EST

I will be retiring in less than 2 years and would like to live in Italy. I have been to Italy over 20 times and I love the way of life. I connect with the approach to simple living, great food, spending time with friends and not being concerned with too many frivolous possessions. I am overwhelmed by the beauty of all the different regions in Italy. I am teaching myself the language and practice when I am in the country. I want to begin taking small steps to get me to my dream.

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Sofiann
  10/19/2023 17:06 EST

I'm Italian by heritage. My father is from the Piedmont area my mother is Sicilian, I know - go figure! My husband and I were just in Italy for our daughter's wedding and really enjoyed it. We've been thinking of renting our home in California and moving somewhere. We enjoyed Italy so much that we moved it to the top of the list. So I'm just trying to gain some knowledge, talk and discuss with people who are also considering a move or that live in Italy already. I don't know what region but we are open to discussion and learning.

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NanGeyer
  10/17/2023 15:54 EST

We are Nancy & Lee. We are retired US citizens considering living in Italy (with our golden retriever) for six to nine months or more if we are having so much fun.

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PAL
  10/16/2023 13:35 EST

We are Paul and Ally. We are in the processes of completing our Italian Citizenships, and are currently looking for a home in Puglia

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tomandmaje
  10/16/2023 07:41 EST

We lived in Stuttgart for years, but decided to retire to BozenBolzano, Italy it an hour south of Innsbruck. I love it here. It’s the prefect blend of Austrian and Italian.

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RINKU1997
  10/15/2023 17:55 EST

MY SELF RINKU , I HAVE TOTAL 5YEAR WORK EXPERIENCE AS ELECTRICIAN . good knowledge in All electric equipment/wiring. Handling maintenance work of electrical. i want to work in abroad for better work experienve and learning new skills.

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tomandmaje
  10/14/2023 15:00 EST

Where in Northern Italy? We live in Bozen.

Maje Brennan

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safari
  10/13/2023 14:33 EST

I am a german National who lives with her Husband (US national) in PA USA considering renting long term a Farm house in northern Italy. Long Term min.3 - 6 month

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jimmysells
  10/12/2023 13:42 EST

I moved to Turin Italy 3 weeks ago and am waiting for my final residency appointment. I am an international art dealer and a bi-vocational pastor. Planning to open a co-working space here in the city.

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Sinsations
  10/12/2023 13:35 EST

I am a nurse and mother of two wonderful teens. My son goes to university in netherlands and my daughter has dreams of going to university in italy in fall of 2024.
My husband is from the netherlands and we have traveled europe several times. In those travels we have fallen in love with Italy (though germany and switzerland are close behind).
Our hope is to move there in the summer of 2024 and find our forever home!

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jod
  10/11/2023 10:08 EST

We are looking for a home in Italy where would spend part of the year. Our family has already purchased homes in Ortigia and Ostuni, though we are all considering being in one location. along with family members are friends who are a part of our circle. they too are considering buying a home where can all be together. Florence is one of the options we are exploring. We have already looked at property in Ostuni, but hesitant to move forward though prices are very affordable. Missing for us are the museums and culture found in larger cities. Rome had always been an option, but as we all have homes in Manhattan, NYC, we are seeking a smaller city. We all love architecture, interior design, and art.

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melusine
  10/10/2023 23:32 EST

My husband and I are living in Oregon and getting close to retirement and want to live near the sea in an area with culture, diversity and a high standard of living, while doing so within our means.
My husband is a self employeed landscape contractor and I work for a community college.
Our goal is to retire in 2-3 years (will be 69/63)
We are do it your selfers-maybe one more project in us!

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justifiedsinner
  10/10/2023 22:14 EST

I am retired and recently widowed. My wife and I were both sailors and have a 30 ft sailboat on the Hudson in New York State.
Recently, I have kept coming across references to Bari and Puglia. I am considering the idea of buying a place in one of the villages outside Bari and having a sailboat on the Adriatic. I would live part time in NY and part time in Bari.

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cbragonier1129
  10/10/2023 10:10 EST

We love Europe and are interested into looking into moving there to Italy, France or Greece.

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Pops4352
  10/8/2023 09:20 EST

Nearing retirement, physically active, no dependents, fluent in Italian, Sicilian grandparents.

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AmazingCyn
  10/8/2023 00:41 EST

Thank you, that totally makes sense! I’m in search of the simple life, in the US we will work until we die! I want to live before that happens. I want a better life for myself and going back to basics. Umbria screams peace to me ?

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AmazingCyn
  10/6/2023 22:21 EST

I am planning on buying property around Spoleto, Italy. I’ve researched the area for many months, just waiting on the realtor. If there is anyone out there that could help with ins and outs of buying property in Italy. Whether to get a lawyer, wiring the money, get an Italian bank, finding bilingual notary etc etc. I appreciate any information, to have this process go smoother. Thank you!

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alexis1900
  10/6/2023 14:07 EST

Hi. I also was living in germany and switzerland and Portugal past 15 years and now in northern italy close to Como.
Frankly seems much more "civilized" here than southern Italy where I spent a lot of time 20 years ago for business.
I love the people and the food of course and no plans to leave.. But be prepared to live in a real second/third world country whose bureaucracy, infrastructure (transport, roads, etc) and technology are 10 years behind northern europe and probably 15 behind usa. I am constantly amazed. Medical care is also well behind germany/switzerland and , unfortunately, young capable people are leaving en masse because of the lack of job/career opportunities. But for people over 50 with a reasonable income it is amazing place:)

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washparklisa
  10/3/2023 09:21 EST

We are considering a move to Torino and plan to have a few more long term stays (during all season) before making a permanent decision.

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Melisan
  10/1/2023 11:51 EST

Hello Expats,
After living in several countries, i am now living in Italy.
I am located in the Emilia Romagna region specifically and I'm here in this forum to
exchange information, interests, curiosities with other expats.

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josiegio
  10/1/2023 10:51 EST

Raised on the east coast, living on the west coast. Lived in Europe as a student years ago. Always dreamed of living in Paris. Ready to retire and thinking about moving abroad.

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matt1velo
  10/1/2023 07:19 EST

I currently live as an Expat in Italy - but am considering a move to another city. -

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snogroove
  9/28/2023 17:13 EST

Hello, I am a health care professional who's lived in Italy before.

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Hotboy
  9/20/2023 14:44 EST

I am a few years away from retirement and live in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I have traveled throughout my life to locations in Europe, Asia, and Central America. My wife and I find that we love Italy the best: the people, lifestyle, countryside, language, cuisine, and history.

With the high state taxes and cost of living in this area, we have decided to retire in the south of Italy. First, however, we will have to escape the predatory California state taxes, so we will initially move to a tax-free state like Tennessee to establish a new domicile and set up a mail forwarding service for our retirement. We thought about Spain, Portugal, and Greece, but we consider Italy to be the most salubrious solution for us in retirement even though it may not be the least expensive.

We are both studying Italian language and have an online tutor in Naples. We will be making a scouting trip in May 2024 to Calabria, Puglia, and Abruzzo.

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AcuLady
  9/20/2023 09:36 EST

My partner is pursuing Italian citizenship by ancestry and we are considering retiring there or even possibly his getting a job before retirement if his citizenship comes through.

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1wanderlust
  9/18/2023 03:46 EST

Thank you and I'm although I'm already living in Italy (American-italian) I am exploring other areas here to buy a second home. I currently live about 75km south of Rome near Ferentino,my ancestorial home.

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LucieMK
  9/17/2023 17:09 EST

Hi, my name is Lucie (pronounced Lutseeyeh). I grew up in Prague, Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia) and lived in Germany and France. Currently I live in the United States - in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the last 3 or so years, I visited northern Italy and I fell in love with the mountains - specifically the Dolomiti. This fall I'm planning to stay in Torino (3 weeks) and hike in the Aosta region (1 week) for 4 weeks total - the longest I've ever stayed in Italy. I'm interested in connecting with the local culture, learning more Italian - I'm mostly self-taught with the Pimsleur method. I hope I can meet some expats living in Torino and learn more about the region for a possible relocation.

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acd13831
  9/17/2023 12:06 EST

I’ve lived abroad for extended periods, but currently live in the USA. Considering retiring in the land of my ancestors, Italy.

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EricainYorkshire
  9/16/2023 10:13 EST

Me and my cat Perry Como are returning to Yorkshire, England from Italy in the next month or so. We are in ASL5 Liguria (the Animal/Vet offices are in La Spezia).

C/o Brexit, COVID and my partner's illness, we've 'become' Italian residents -fully legal, all documented. But we are having big problems getting his paperwork sorted out. We did not register him when we arrive. So I'm looking for immediate advice about some particular questions please:

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JM65
  9/15/2023 15:10 EST

"Hello there,

Thanks for taking a moment to get to know us. We're a couple in our late 50s, originally from Switzerland, but lived in various European countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, and England. You can now find us in the beautiful city of Paris, where I'm still working.

As we approach retirement, we've started planning our next chapter, and one place that's captured our hearts is the enchanting Liguria region, specifically around Rapallo in Italy. Besides being Swiss-German, we're a couple who love staying active, especially through our shared passion for tennis. But what truly fires up our spirits is the culinary world. Cooking is more than just a hobby; it's a genuine passion. And Italy's rich culinary culture is one of the key reasons we're drawn to making it our new home.

So, that's a little bit about us and our journey. We're excited to share more and connect with you along the way!"

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Juliegws
  9/14/2023 19:22 EST

Hi there, My name is Julie and I am recently retired. I retired a bit early and my husband has duel citizenship, USA & Italy. He has taken a job in the EU and we will be living in Italy, specifically Florence. I am excited, but nervous as well!

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JmarieA
  9/11/2023 20:01 EST

Hello,
My daughter and I lived in Orvieto, Umbria for 4 years. We knew very little Italian. It had challenging moments, but we did great, and continue to study the language. There were expats in the area, which can be helpful. Job wise, I am retired, however, please check into taxation on wages...they are steep compared to the USA. Do as much research as possible. Italy has new laws for Heating and Cooling homes/apartments. I love Italy and I am looking forward to locating an apartment and moving back in the new year! The quality of Life in Italy is so wonderful! Good Luck!

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JmarieA
  9/11/2023 19:47 EST

Hello, I am an Expat that lived in Orvieto, Umbria for 4 years. It was a great experience, and I learned so much, except being fluent in Italian! I am working on it... it truly is very important to learn the language. After returning to the USA for a year, I am ready to return to Italy.

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red1too3
  9/10/2023 18:14 EST

I am a wanderer and traveler. I love life and traveling to learn from it. You can never learn too much.

I am newly retired and we are discussing living part time in Europe and part time at home! I am ready to live part time in Italy.

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DimoZanzov
  9/10/2023 05:43 EST

I am Dimo. I am thinking of moving to Apulia.

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JmarieA
  9/9/2023 22:00 EST

Expat resided in Umbria for 4 years. I returned to the USA for one year, now I am planning to relocate back to Italy.

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Tatha
  9/8/2023 07:14 EST

I am a brazilian current living in Portugal. As my husband has recently got His italian citizenship, we are considering move to the North of Italy.

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sunnydaze66
  9/6/2023 12:15 EST

Hello, looking to purchase real estate in Puglia to use for the winter months to start, maybe more later. A bit of land to go with it would help keep me busy and out of my wife's hair. Children may come to visit or go to University. We currently live in Canada and speak English and French, but not Italian.

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norseforce
  9/5/2023 10:34 EST

Devoted Italy lover planning for the future and just starting my research.

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Star777
  9/1/2023 18:29 EST

would like to get more information about italy
about Bordighera
about Taremina Sicily

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ROSPOIT
  9/1/2023 10:30 EST

ITALMIO,
I have just read your interesting post. I have seen the changes in Lucca over a period of 40 years and now live there. I also have a property on a small island near Sicily. Due to advancing years and a recent bereavement I am thinking of a change. I know the Ligurian coast well and was considering selling my Tuscan and Island properties and Rapallo was on my list to investigate.
I would be obliged if you had the time to give a broad opinion of Life in Rapallo.
I am ancient but active, and would like to live on the sea front, having close access to a marina for sailing. I enjoy small family run restaurants so close access to these would also be a priority.
The third priority would be secure year round parking for my car.
Any general advice on Rapallo would be much appreciated thank you.
I agree Lucca has become more popular and crowded at times and concur with all your comments. If one knows the City well, it is still easy to circumnavigate the crowds who just concentrate down the main shopping streets.

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Italmio
  9/1/2023 01:12 EST

We live in Rapallo, but we lived in Lucca years ago for many months. Yesterday, we visited Lucca and were surprised at the number of tourists and tour groups. A shop owner friend of ours bemoaned the fact that Lucca has become one of the must-see destinations on the tourist map. We asked her for a restaurant recommendation, and she said sorry she could not give us one that she liked since all within the wall now caters to the tourists; as a result, quality has suffered, and prices have increased. This is not unique to Lucca but, nevertheless, sad to see.

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KaraKara
  8/31/2023 05:16 EST

Recently, I started dealing with onboarding foreign colleagues to Italy. Italian bureaucracy is known to be very complicated and often not foreign-oriented. Many public services, such as bank clerks or people at medical centers, do not speak any foreign language, especially in cities that are not tourist attractions.
Consequently, I'd like to join this community to learn first-hand experience and to be able to provide help and advice to my colleagues.

I am a foreigner myself and moved to Italy 20 years ago. I feel at home here now, so I'd need to look through foreigners' eyes on certain aspects of living in Italy, to be able to help others.

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PazzoGuido
  8/27/2023 20:21 EST

My wife and I have visited Lucca (her ancestral home) twice. We are two years away from retirement, and would love to live in the city center for two-three years before settling down in our final retirement home in middle America.

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CuocaToscana
  8/27/2023 17:35 EST

Retired cook , 64 , double citizenship USA/Italy , hopefully moving permanently to the Puglian coast near Polignano a Mare in 2024 .

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Bamalin
  8/27/2023 15:02 EST

I love Italy. I am retired and want to travel

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lisaversa
  8/25/2023 16:11 EST

Move to Italy as a dual citizen of United States and Italy.

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Expatone
  8/24/2023 23:14 EST

For MSP5:

The US Army, Navy & Air Force periodically have open nursing positions at several locations in Italy. You could also seek a position with them in the US and then try to transfer to an overseas position after a year. Check on https://www.usajobs.gov/

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Expatone
  8/24/2023 23:13 EST

The US Army, Navy & Air Force periodically have open nursing positions at several locations in Italy. You could also seek a position with them in the US and then try to transfer to an overseas position after a year. Check on https://www.usajobs.gov/

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MSP5
  8/23/2023 19:55 EST

My name is Maggie and I’m in my late 30’s. When I started visiting my sister who lives abroad (Lebanon, Latvia and Morocco), I always dreamed of living abroad myself, however my career as a nurse always limited me unless I became a travel nurse. Seeing as how I’m not married (although I’d like to be and dating in my relatively small town is difficult) I don’t have much to keep me here besides my career and friends. I recently visited Italy and fell in love. I felt at home (I’m part Italian) and when it came time to fly home, I was almost homesick and didn’t want to leave. I didn’t miss anything about home. So I’ve been thinking about a 5-ish year plan. I need to learn Italian, which basic phrases came easy to me and reading it is easier to understand, so it might be a challenge. Also, being a nurse might not be possible if I do not become fluent in both speaking and reading Italian. I would also be taking a major pay cut as there is a difference in salary. I’m continuing my research on other areas I could apply my BSN and job options. I loved Verona and Rome for very different reasons, so those are the two cities I’m considering if I can figure it all out.

I would love any and all advice that anyone has to offer on moving to Italy for a single, 30-something female. As an English only speaking healthcare provider with a bachelor’s degree.

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Panchor
  8/23/2023 10:44 EST

Hello, I am planning to move to Naple Italy for the summer next year and plan to work online. I will be there with my wife and my 16 year old daughter.

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Flygirl1062
  8/23/2023 08:46 EST

Hi, I am a retired flight attendant of 32 years. I’ve decided to move to Italy from Texas. I’ve fallen in love with Scalea, or at least what I’ve seen online. In a couple of weeks my daughter and I are flying there to see if there’s a home that we can buy there. We are also looking into the elective residency visa. The scary thing is putting the cart before the horse in buying a house before I’m approved to stay. Any advice would be welcomed.

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Brewgatto
  8/16/2023 11:47 EST

I am a moderately travelled person with a lifelong wanderlust that's been tempered by time and experience. In a evermore crowded world, my wife and I wish to live in a climate that's conducive to frequent outdoor excursions, gardening, fermentations and healthy living.

Having lived the majority of life in the American Southwest, the remainder of my life requires me to be situated in a culture that I am comfortable with but accessible to other European cultures. I am 30 years a Type I diabetic and will probably be insulin dependent into the future, unless an advancement in medicine occurs. The condition requires me access to health care and supplies.

Not yet retired, but soon. I speak some necessary Spanish and am able to understand some Italian when similar. I speak a smattering of German. Northern Italy seems in my gut to be an ideal location per climate and culture. I do not want to be in an urban apartment but neither do I wish to restore an old farmhouse. Semi-rural (35 minutes from urban) seems logical.

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tius41
  8/15/2023 17:20 EST

We are retired, originally from the United States and currently living in Costa Rica. We have been here 4 years full time and are ready for the next adventure. We have decided that Italy is the place. We haven't picked the place yet but think that somewhere in northern Italy will best suit our preferences for lifestyle and climate. I have traveled many times to Italy for 6-8 weeks at a time. It has always called to me as a place I want to call home. My husband has never beed there but is up for the adventure.

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ScottG
  8/14/2023 12:05 EST

My name is Scott. My wife - Wendy- and I are considering moving to Italy as I am set to retire in next year. We are looking to narrow our Destination down - we are thinking of Bologna (we want a walkable city, with easy links to rest of country and all of Europe. We are just starting this journey.

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Blakeb07
  8/13/2023 20:05 EST

Hello,

My name is Blake! I’ve traveled abroad for as long as i can remember and decided i want to start considering a move abroad. Im 48 and have a possibility of becoming an Italian dual citizen. I just got to track down my paternal grandparents lineage. Any help with that would be appreciated.

Cheers!!

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BellaNatural
  8/11/2023 21:24 EST

I long for a life without fast food restaurants, crowded roadway and fast paced living. I want to make my few remaining years be memorable, meaningful and enjoyable and simple as possible. Volunteer opportunities which are available would interest me greatly as well as traveling advice and affordable rental places. I have been to Roma, Firenze, Venezia, however, it was many years ago. I'm over 70 and want connections to the community.

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Kavfit
  8/11/2023 15:02 EST

Canadian helping elderly inlaws

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laxpitchoune
  8/11/2023 09:53 EST

Buongiorno,
I'm planning to move to Italy for retirement in a few months, but haven't narrowed down the region yet? Any info on beach towns that are reasonable would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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hokulea
  8/8/2023 19:33 EST

I plan to retire within six months, sell my home and move to Italy. When I was a child, I lived for three years in France, then lived there again for a year to attend University. I have also lived in Japan, Hawai'i and Tahiti.

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ExploreRN
  8/8/2023 16:17 EST

I am in the process of requesting recognition as an Italian citizen via jure sanguinis as my grandfather was born in Lucca Italy. But the jure sanguinis process is very long with multiple twists and turns. In the meantime I plan on visiting Italy as often as possible until the process is completed.

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Bassplayer
  8/7/2023 21:14 EST

Newly retired , born of Italian immigrants to Canada , with family in Italy wanting to temporarily locate for up to 6 months in Tuscany /Veneto region. Have been to different regions in Italy over the years - looking to locate in mid sized city to permit travel to other EU countries during our stay.

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Germano
  8/6/2023 10:51 EST

I am 2nd generation Italian and have had the fortunate experience to travel in Italy for business and personal vacations. I have known my heart lives in Italy since my first visit in 1985 and now as I am in the last quarter of my life am considering selling my home in California and possibly having my dream come true. I still have cousins in Calabria and a couple of connections in Sicily. I am starting my research as to all that is involved making such a move, and this forum looks to have many easily accessible facts of becoming an ‘expat’. I am also working on dual citizenship which would make my transition much easier. I welcome any wisdom to help me along.

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Germano
  8/6/2023 10:41 EST

I am 2nd generation Italian and have had the fortunate experience to travel in Italy for business and personal vacations. I have known my heart lives in Italy since my first visit in 1985 and now as I am in the last quarter of my life am considering selling my home in California and possibly having my dream come true. I still have cousins in Calabria and a couple of connections in Sicily. I am starting my research as to all that is involved making such a move, and this forum looks to have many easily accessible facts of becoming an ‘expat’. I am also working on dual citizenship which would make my transition much easier. I welcome any wisdom to help me along.

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needaword
  8/5/2023 11:31 EST

My husband and I are considering moving to Puglia from the UK. My husband has family there, his mother was Italian and from Bari.

We will both be retired and have a dog.

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Umbertomar
  8/5/2023 06:30 EST

Sardinia West coast-- Check out--
https://www.capogalera.com/photogallery.aspx?ver=en
http://www.bludivecenter.com/index-eng.html
Said to be the best diving in the Med in Sardinia

For Surfing
Porto Ferro
https://it.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Porto-Ferro
Oristano- 200 Surf days /year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ExoJFqizbU

SUP and Kayak no problem- if you are around the Gulf of Alghero- there is always a leeward side.

Not the mainland--- but !!!

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volentieri
  8/3/2023 11:00 EST

I've lived and worked on 3 continents and travel regularly around 5. After exploring 8 regions of mainland Italy over the past 12 years it was an easy decision to choose the peninsula for retirement.

Scenic, coastal Italy is my focus for finding my home. I do SUP (stand up paddle boarding), kayak, SCUBA, and I surf. I also like to hike and snow ski but water will always be my preference.

I can retire at the beginning of 2026. Until then I'll continue visiting and exploring possible cities and towns along Italy's coastline.

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Affordableitaly
  8/3/2023 09:13 EST

Ciao!
We are looking to expat from the US to Italy via elective residence visa (hopefully) in 2027.
In preparation I’ve been actively making friends and seeking advice since 2019. I also run a podcast and Facebook group exploring affordable living in Italy which has provided me with tons of insight. Hoping to connect with and learn more from those here!
Grazie!

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ChiliDog
  8/2/2023 14:26 EST

Hello-
I’m looking to make my relocation to Italy in the spring / early summer of 2024. I’m considering the Cinque Terre area and Scicily, Palermo, Catania.
It will be a semi retirement move as I would like to work while living in the country.

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BuonGiorno9
  7/30/2023 20:31 EST

My brothers, cousins, and I are beginning the process of acquiring Italian citizenship through a 1948 court case. This would open the EU to us as well. If I get dual citizenship, I want to explore the possibility of relocation in a few years. However, at this point, I am interested in learning experiences from the expats while I continue with my current responsibilities at home.

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49866NATIVE
  7/30/2023 12:55 EST

Grateful to become part of your community, thank you.

Seeking recognition as Italian citizen while searching for home. Spent a month exploring Abruzzo, Le Marche, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. Love Padua, Firenze & Ascoli Piceno (any & all UNESCO sites) but long for a home on/near the water. Just started to explore life in Ancona. Puglia has a lower cost of living and no winter but it seems like it is more heavily populated with Americans (that is my perception). Have set up home searches on coast in Salerno area.
Narrowing the location to to one or two places is very difficult for me.

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dsRoberto
  7/29/2023 16:45 EST

Hello, American, old enough to know better, 10years in Mexico, 20years Bay Area, 20years Paris
Visited Northern Italy many times from 70"s to 20's
Would like to settle down in a small town outside Florence or Rome

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Mbenson11
  7/24/2023 18:44 EST

Hello, my name is Melissa. My husband Jim and I are traveling to different countries to spend a few months at a time with our three children, girls (12 and 10) and a boy (7.)

We love wine, good food (we own a catering company in the US that does weddings and large scale events,) and anything outdoors. Hiking is a favorite.

Also even though our catering company is pretty high-end, we tend to gravitate towards, local, simple places vs. fancy fine dining.

We will be based out of Piedmonte (Langhe) and really want to immerse in the culture there and everywhere we go!

We would love to connect with other expat families!

Here's to adventures and memories!

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Jaygemovin
  7/21/2023 12:00 EST

we a retiring couple planning to move abroad to Italy (Liguria? Florence?) in a year or so.
We imagine a place with mild weather and lots of sun with the ability to walk to most of what we need and great transportation centers (air and train) nearby to explore the rest of Europe easily.
We are lovers of beauty, food and wine, long walks and inspired conversations.
We have worked and run retreat centers (e.g. Esalen Institute) and plan to maybe offer something small scale (B&B? couples retreats?) at our new future home.

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StevePam
  7/20/2023 20:02 EST

Hello! We are Steve and Pam. We live in Florida and are preparing to move to Umbria next year.

We've visited Italy numerous times and are planning another 2 week trip this November to start nailing down some details.

I've already retired and Pam will retire next spring. I've done a ton of research but I still have so many questions! I feel like I have a pretty good plan in place and have a good timeline written out.

I'm looking to make contact with other people who have made the move and gotten their Elective Residence Visa.

Steve and Pam

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Epigirl
  7/20/2023 03:08 EST

I am originally from the US and have lived and travelled around the world since graduate school. I’ve been settled in the UK for over 15 years now and am looking to split my retirement between the UK and Italy.

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ExploringOptions800
  7/18/2023 15:43 EST

I am just exploring options for relocating from the US to the Tuscany region. Most likely around Florence. I am a senior, but looking at options for starting a small business - nothing fleshed out, yet.

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AnotherUserName
  7/18/2023 15:42 EST

I've studied in Italy since 2017 and never planned to stay this long. But now I found myself married, with a little dog, and a house in Umbria so it looks like I'm here to stay. Most days I'm happy and it's easy to be grateful. Still, when I think I have something figured out about life in this country, I have a run with at least as many moments that feel like walking in quicksand. Burnout might begin to describe it. I've recently begun asking how much more I could do--or if I could be happier--with what time I have if I didn't spend half of it waiting in line at poste or the like. I'm seeking support and advice from people past the honeymoon stage of living in Italy, people who have begun to build something to be proud of here.

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Toussaint
  7/15/2023 13:42 EST

I've studied almost a dozen languages, and the idea of staying in Italy for a longer period intrigues me. I've visited most of the world and would like to spend my retirement continuing to enjoy other countries.

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DiTerra
  7/15/2023 06:35 EST

Three passports including EU. Southern hemisphere winters (July) getting a bit tiresome. Looking to buy an affordable stone house in a centro storica and live there for 3-4 months a year. Do not want to take Italian residency, just enjoy La Dolce Vita, keep myself occupied restoring the house (I'm good with marble) and my artist wife selling paintings she will make while up there (she is a successful international artist who will pay income tax on the sales she makes that are sold out of her summer studio). Or if that gets complicated, to find the perfect home exchange. We have a spectacular home and guest house overlooking the sea in one of the most prestigious island locations in the country.

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FLtoIT
  7/14/2023 08:10 EST

My wife and I are considering a move from Orlando, FL, USA to southern Italy. I am retired and she plans to work for another 10 years.

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KW7
  7/13/2023 19:59 EST

Hi, we are planning to move to Siracusa in the next 2-3 years and are in the process of buying a villa there. Look forward to meeting other residents of southeast Sicily.

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Isa2C
  7/12/2023 10:17 EST

Hello,
we are originally from France and have been living in Toronto, Canada, for 20 years now.
We are going to relocate to Alessandria in Italy in January 2024 for my husband's job. We would love to hear from people who know the region of Alessandria and can recommend where to start looking for an accommodation (Alessandria itself or neighbouring cities ?).
We wonder what kind of rental we can typically find (house or apartment) for 2 people (and extra space for our kids or friends visiting). We have sold our house in Toronto and need to move out end of August to a furnished rental until December. We wonder what furniture we should sell now or keep in storage to ship to Italy when we move.
We look forward to discovering the country and meeting people when we get there.

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Beablessing
  7/11/2023 15:59 EST

Hi
I’m looking to relocate from Los Angeles to Puglia region - I’m here to study and learn more about moving aboard

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Success24
  7/6/2023 23:51 EST

H,i I am a retired Australian female and I love Italy. Have visited several times and am now making enquiries to move to Italy and buy a property. I have been looking for a while at properties, not sure just what area but hopefully near the sea. I know there is a lengthy process about applying for visas so will be looking to be guided by someone. Ciao

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derekjay14
  7/5/2023 15:26 EST

I am a resident of the US and residing in Florida. I will be retiring March 2024 and considering a move to Italy for a 6-12 month period. Any advice that can be offerd to me would be appreciated. Thank you.

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italyliving
  7/1/2023 11:17 EST

I am a senior citizen looking to live in Piedmont,Italy area. The area is close enough to take a train to other parts of Europe.

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LisamomCA2616
  6/30/2023 12:42 EST

Hello! My name is Lisa and I am looking to rent short term (6 months or so), possibly in the Liguria region while I complete my Italian-Dual Citizenship.

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nicelady518
  6/29/2023 22:58 EST

Hello, Ray & Julie from San Francisco Bay Area. We are planning to retire in Italy next year October, 2024. We have travelled the North & South of Italy in the last 5 years and this solidify our want to live in the country. We are considering to live either in Lazio or Umbria regions. We've became a member because we would like to meet & get to know other expats. We are scheduled to arrive to start our area and apartment search on October, 2023. We're hoping to meet people from before our departure. Thanks!

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codybrandy
  6/29/2023 09:07 EST

Hello Carmellad, Not to discourage you but if you are from the US you may not be able to live here part time (residency rules) and you may not be able to work if not a citizen. The visas given are for permanent residency and mostly for retired folks. If you have the possibility of Jure Sanguinis for citizenship that would help immensely. You can google your local consulate and read the restrictions.

BnB in Liguria? and by the coast? If you could get a working visa? Best of luck. Anything coastal is at least 3-4x the price of inland. Yes, there are some lovely villages, my area is inland from the 5Terre in the Val di Vara and if you go to the AirBnB website you will see there is a plethora of rentals. My tiny village must have dozens mostly empty except for August.

If I might suggest: come visit, stay for as long as possible and find an area that suits you. Rent. Buying is cheap and easy here...selling is extremely difficult if you make a mistake and property values only go down.

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Gulio
  6/29/2023 01:58 EST

Hi James: I loved my time in Rome: and could see living there but Trieste is more suited to my retirement needs: great setting smaller city and right on the water with the rugged Karst range and easy access to Croatia and Slovenia. I’m hoping to be living there before the end of 2024. It would be great to hear what your experience has been living in Rome as an expat. I don’t know anyone there but I have two trips in the next 6-8 months to scout where in Trieste I would like to live.

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Gulio
  6/29/2023 01:48 EST

I am a native San Franciscan still living in the Bay Area. In considering what I wanted in retirement I realized it was a love of travel. I travelled to Italy for the first time in March of 2023 and visited Rome, Venice and Trieste. All three places were magical but Trieste stood out as special. The size diversity of cultures and the setting spoke to me. I loved being so close to Slovenia which I visited on day trips. I’m hoping to retire in Trieste next year. I don’t know anyone there so it would be great to hear if anyone on this forum has stories to share about Trieste. I’m very excited to spend the next chapter of my life in Italy and beyond.

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DougStang67
  6/27/2023 13:27 EST

Greetings. After a couple of visits to France (Payzac/Lanouaille/Excideuil) to visit relatives, my wife and I are seriously considering retirement in the EU. We're still a few (7-10) years away, but plan on using the time in between to travel to multiple areas to see where we might be able to call home. Of course, the Dordogne region is high on the list, but so is southern Italy and Portugal. My grandfather's parents emigrated to the US from Sicily (Giarre & Riposto, Catania), and my grandmother's family from Veneto (Valle di Cadore, Belluno). I'm looking forward to visiting these areas. Not necessarily to reconnect with lost relations, but it will be nice to see "where it all began." If it ends up re-rooting in the area, that would be just awesome. Also looking forward to learning from folks who've made the move already, or are in the process of doing so.

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Vicenza63
  6/26/2023 12:19 EST

Hello! I have just obtained my Italian citizenship and have an appointment to apply for my Italian passport in October. Right now my plan is to move to Italy in January 2025. It will just be me and I want to budget for around $1500 USD monthly for living expenses. I'm looking at Pescara and Lucca. From what I've read, Pescara is a little less expensive, but Lucca is pulling hard on me! Thoughts, opinions, advice?

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Willdog
  6/25/2023 12:07 EST

I am retired and would like to settle down in Italy

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kingminotaur
  6/25/2023 06:55 EST

About citizenship, I got it through GF. but if you have an income there are retirement visas that are pretty easy to get AFAIK. Italy actually has one of the worst depopulation problems in the world.

Hello I am a USA musician and psychologist who got dual citizenship. Started in Sicily and loved it but not sure I I can find any other musicians for songwriter endeavors.

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Jamesgroma
  6/23/2023 01:23 EST

Hello, I have been living in Rome for 13 years. I am looking to meet other expats and new friends.

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LAtoItaly
  6/15/2023 00:43 EST

Hello. I am a woman from Los Angeles who has visited Italy frequently throughout the years for business. Now, at semi-retirement, I am shopping for a house in Liguria Levante, Lunigiana or Northwest Tuscany in a village with amenities, close to a large city and the train.

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RVG
  6/14/2023 15:02 EST

Have been reading emails for a long time and finally posting!
I'm now in New Mexico, but hail from New Jersey, 7 miles from NYC.
I am pretty old (over 70) but lawyers are readying translations as they prepare a dual citizenship case. They've found all sorts of things I didn't know about, including my one of my great-grandfather's birth place which I never knew exactly. They are having some difficulty finding my paternal grandfather's birth info as the records may be lost from that year. But the 2 females lines are complete, all apostilled....So, fingers crossed. They asked for my updated passport, so something is going on.
Looking for the South....Salerno (close to where my great-grandfather came from; would love to do more with Palermo, where my father's side comes from, but no car will hamper me on Sicily, I guess. I do have relatives in Campobasso, but it's cold and I need a NutraSi due to health issues. I was first attracted to Bari. But, it's all up in the air anyway until that passport comes through!

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RVG
  6/14/2023 14:53 EST

HI, I'm really interested in who your Locational Astrologer is! I cajn run charts, but am confounded by the Astrocartography...seeing discrepancies......
Bari was the first place I researched! A relative's family come from there...but now I have found out my maternal grandfather came from a small town east of Salerno and I've focused there...my paternal side is from Palermo, others are actually now in Campobasso...but not looking for the cold winters!! I'm trying to learn Italian but probably not doing very well..but as long has a NutraSi I can survive...Will not have a car, so public transportation/walkability is critical...

Cheers!

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pmartini2
  6/12/2023 12:37 EST

Greetings all, I have just moved to Bari, Italy. My Locational Astrologer advised it, so here I am. I am busy learning Italian on Duolingo but it leaves a lot to be desired. So I will set off looking for Italian classes tomorrow. In the meantime I would love to meet up with other English speaking people in the Bari area to befriend. So please contact me and let us get together.......
Patricia

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MommaBear60
  6/11/2023 17:13 EST

Hi, We are considering moving to Italy in a couple of years from the U.S. I am a travel agent in the states and my husband is a real estate developer. We have visited Italy in the past and love the Tuscany area. We would love to be in the states 6 months and Italy 6 months, when we retire. Would love to find out more information about purchasing a home, car leasing or rentals, getting a dual citizenship ( I am of Italian descent from my Grandparents who were both born in Italy), and how people adjust to making friends in their area.

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UmbrianGuy
  6/11/2023 07:58 EST

Ciao! I am an American citizen from Colorado. I bought a second home in Umbria in December, 2022. I plan to go back and forth for now. My plan is to move to Italy fulltime in the next 3-5 years. I am in the process of getting Italian citizenship. All of my grandparents emigrated from Italy to the US. I am doing the reverse. Italy definitely feels like home to me. I call the pull it has on me genetic homing.

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DreamingItaly
  6/8/2023 19:04 EST

I enjoy traveling and have been to Italy many times. I have always thought of living in Italy and have actually downloaded an Italian language app to my phone (coffee break Italian). I love the food (I enjoy great ingredients and I love to cook), wine, and pace of life. I have been to Milan, Rome, Tuscany, Sienna, Sorrento, Naples, Positano, the Isle of Capri, the Cinque Terre, and others.

I am 64 and in very good shape. I like to stay active, explore new areas of travel (I have been to 33 countries and recently looked at buying a place in the Algarve in Portugal or Puerto Banus in Spain but my heart always brings me back to Italy), hike (Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes Ca, the Sierras, Zion National Park, etc), bike ride (10-15 per day if possible), go to the gym, do Yoga (Have tried Pilates), and Swim (about 1/2 mile every other day).

I enjoy the finer things in life but prefer living in a a small old stone house over a high rise in Rome. A quaint area of larger city / town or a smaller village is fine by me as long as I am within 20-30 minutes of the sea and good restaurants.

I would love to live by the seaside or at least have sea views. I prefer the old stone or white washed houses but like modern appliances. I enjoy big city amenities (weekend excursions) but prefer living in a quaint area.

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Pakistan
  6/4/2023 15:30 EST

HI thinking about relocating to Italy.

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Alissa61
  5/31/2023 15:26 EST

I am a retired academic with a passion for art, food, biking, and hiking. Where better than Italy?

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skilt2a
  5/31/2023 13:11 EST

Thinking of retiring ( at least part of the year) to Italy from USA. I actually have dual citizenship with Italy. I need to understand how to handle finances when living abroad.

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AModern
  5/30/2023 05:11 EST

We are a recently retired couple (pharmacist and bookkeeper) from Florida. We would like to relocate to Modena, Italy. We have visited Modena before, and are now living in an apartment there for 3 months. We are interested in meeting other people in this area, and also hear other people’s experiences moving here and purchasing a home

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Lucilla
  5/24/2023 09:14 EST

We own a Podera in Tuscany now for almost two years. We are heading back next week for 5 months. We love the remote countryside. It is a wonderful journey of discovery. We harvest our own olives for oil in the fall and enjoy walking and cycling in the area. We love the misty mornings and the rural lifestyle. We take excursions to enjoy the various cities and different regions while we are there. We are working on residency but other than that we are quite settled in our second home.

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codybrandy
  5/22/2023 07:26 EST

There are other posts on this subject...just a quick note...it's pricey and a bit dangerous for the dogs.

You will need quite a bit of certification not only from your vet but also the state agriculture office. Google for more specifics what is needed.

You will need a good strong crate, and a plan of the trip. Do not fly them in summer (they can be left on the field waiting for transport to the pet center.) Investigate airports...I recommend highly Boston Logan and Heathrow...I did not want to fly my dogs into a crazy busy Italian airport. Do not expect to fly with your pooch...they may not be put on your flight..they are considered cargo...have someone meet them at the landing airport. Do not fly an elderly pet. Cost for us was c. $900 a few years ago...probably more now. Only the smallest can fly in cabin on certain airlines...mine weighs only 14lbs..too big. And probably most important do NOT have them change planes...straight thru flights only

Another poster mentioned they used a pet travel service and were very happy with it....they did not mention cost. Good Luck.

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KiwiinDubai
  5/22/2023 04:35 EST

Kia ora and Salaam! I am a proud New Zealander abroad on a significant personal mission, and my adventures have landed me in Dubai for several weeks. I've been in and out of hotels for the last ten days and have had enough!! Instead, I would like to meet a kind couple or family in Dubai who would happy to take me in for one to two weeks!

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SophieR
  5/22/2023 04:00 EST

Hi I am Sophie. I am planning to move from Australia to Italy within 5 years. I will have retired by then. I haven’t yet decided where exactly I will move to. My son lives in Rome but I don’t necessarily want to live in Rome.

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Bigmarzu
  5/16/2023 20:46 EST

My wife and I will be relocating to Italy within 6-8 months. I may be able to obtain dual citizenship. Any advice is more than welcome.

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Askthedoc
  5/14/2023 23:45 EST

My wife and I are ready to retire. But our retirement may be a little different as we have a 4 1/2 year old so school is important. We have been to Italy many times and recently spent 2 weeks looking at Pisa. I found it a great place to live. It is a university town with lots of students. Prices were reasonable. Visited a school that seemed good for our son.
Plan is to move in about a year.
Would consider other ideas! Let me know
Clyde

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GracedAngela
  5/11/2023 11:50 EST

I'm planning on retiring in either the South of France or Northern Italy sometime in the next 5-10 years. I look forward to traveling extensively throughout Europe during my retirement.

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rmaversano
  5/3/2023 15:41 EST

Hello, My name is Ryan and I am and American from New York, looking to relocate to Italy in late 2023, early 2024. My work is now currently 100% remote so I can reolcate to anywhere and get my work done with an internet connection and a cell phone.

My family is half Sicilian and half neapolitan so I'm looking to move somehwere in the south of Italy or maybe Rome just in the beginning while I transition and work on my Italian. I can read Italian 80% but I'm not too fluent, although I'm working on being mildly converstaional by the time I look to move.

Juts need a break form the United States and looking to meet some new people who just want to be optimistic and have fun

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Runsmile7
  4/30/2023 10:53 EST

I want to bring my dogs

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Cherubinitalia
  4/30/2023 09:58 EST

I am a marketing and communications professional married to an Italian citizen from Ascoli Piceno.. My 4 grandparents emigrated to the US from Italy. Our 3 kids are dual US-Italian citizens who graduated from private universities in Florence. We have a home in Florence and are in the process of selling our US home to reside permanently in Florence.

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Oldfield
  4/30/2023 08:37 EST

Hi, my wife and I are headed to Puglia for a month this summer and will be casually looking for property around the Ostuni area. We were in the area 5 years ago for my son’s fantastic wedding and fell in love with the area.

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MCookie
  4/26/2023 19:44 EST

My wife and I have visited Italy several times and am considering a move.

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SomesFamiglia
  4/23/2023 12:15 EST

Ciao! I'm Jenna. Depending on who you ask - my financial guy or me - I'm either 10 or 7 years away from retirement, but I'm toying with the idea of jumping ship from the US before it sinks any further (call me a rat if you will...I shall be a happy one, full of wine and cheese). I'm fully remote in my job, so investigating the digital nomad visa if it ever becomes reality, but also trying to see if an ER visa is possible. I lived in Italy for about a year when I was forty and now travel back and forth a few times a year. Planning to familiarize myself with the South in the next year, for both climate and financial appeal. If anyone can tell me about the relative safety of road biking in Puglia/Campania, that'd be grand. A huge part of the appeal of the north is the pista bicicletti (Riviera de Fiori, and Garda) because I have PTSD from US drivers and don't fancy being road kill. That is all. Buona giornata.

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NatureGirl73
  4/23/2023 08:10 EST

Ciao!

The story of a Mayflower descendant and first generation American buying a vacation home in Italy! His family is from a small commune in Abruzzo/Molise, with relatives still living there. We are hoping to be able to vacation there over the next few years and eventually retire there.

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Nasi
  4/22/2023 21:52 EST

Hello, I am Rick from Florida. I am planning to relocate to Italy.
I love the Liguria region, appreciate to get any and all tips or advises I can get. ?

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vladiurasco
  4/17/2023 05:58 EST

From canada
GP looking to possibly retire in Italy.

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fldvrelocation
  4/12/2023 14:28 EST

Buongiorno!

Italy is the perfect place to retire!

Do you have a region in mind?

Just a piece of advice, there are certain southern regions/villages that are offering a tax incentive for retirees. If you move to an eligible town, you only pay 7% flat tax on all foreign income (pensions, annuity funds, investments, etc).

All towns with under 20,000 inhabitants in the following regions are eligible:

Sicily, Calabria, Sardinia, Campania, Basilicata, Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia.

As well as select towns in Lazio, Le Marche, and Umbria. For the full list, please contact us!

If you require assistance in any aspect of your relocation to Italy (paperwork, finding a house, interior design and renovation, even finding your house fully stocked and cleaned upon arrival), please contact us, we are an expat relocation agency and we are hear to make your move to perhaps to most beautiful country an exciting and stress-free experience!

We can also help you find a town that is eligible for this tax incentive!

Wishing you all the best with your retirement in La Bell'Italia and I hope to hear from you soon!

Kindest regards,

Kim Englehart

Email:
[email protected]

Mobile:
+39 371 448 5521

Website:
https://contactfindinglado.wixsite.com/fldvrelocation

Social Media:
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Traveller98
  4/11/2023 15:42 EST

Hi, I’m a Art History Masters student with a Graphic Design and illustration degree considering to move abroad and start my creative career. I am very adventurous, ambitious, creative, friendly, kind-hearted and inquisitive. Some of my hobbies include, reading, writing, traveling, photography, ballet, playing ukelele and spending quality time with my friends, family and dogs.

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Gulio
  4/11/2023 14:46 EST

Hello my name is Guilio. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and plan on relocating to Trieste in the spring of 2025. I just returned from a 15 day trip to Italy for the very first time. I'm not new to Europe since my father was a civilian engineer in the US Navy in Rota Spain. I've travelled extensively in Spain and throughout Europe as well as Russia. I have a half sister who lives in Malaga. I will be 70 this December and would like to live in retirement in a place that fits me and where I can live financially comfortably. I feel in love with Trieste as I assumed I would. I hope through this forum to learn more about the challenges/benefits of living abroad. I'm interested in posts from through out Italy but specially Trieste.

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DallaRussiaConAmore
  4/10/2023 23:49 EST

Hello!
My name is Yuliya. My husband and I currently reside in a rural town in Baja Mexico. We moved here from the Pacific NW three years ago and are building a house. But my dream has always been to experience life in Italy and I am doing a research, trying to figure out a place in Italy that would be a great one to live in for a few years. It’s still few years away but I thought I’d start early. Excited to become part of this community and look forward to learning from everybody ??

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Donna4Loans
  4/7/2023 19:12 EST

Received my citizenship in Italy in 2018. I’ve been there many times and considering to just move there.
is it better to buy a property or just rent one?

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bluestocking67
  4/6/2023 19:37 EST

Hi, my husband and I are considering Italy as a retirement destination and as a home base to travel from. We love museums, antiquing and enjoying local food wherever we are.

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Delly1982
  4/2/2023 11:51 EST

Primary school teacher married with 3 children, 1 who has autism

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fldvrelocation
  4/2/2023 05:54 EST

Buongiorno ElleC,

The Marche region of Italy, located on the Adriatic coast in central Italy is an up and coming region for tourism. It has landscaped like Tuscany and Umbria, but more peaceful! And with access to the sea!

The main towns are Urbino (very important during the Renaissance), Macerata (has an amazing open air amphitheatre where they hold concerts every summer), Ascoli Piceno, and of course Ancona. Ripatransone is a very nice area. The beaches are beautiful, especially in the Conero Riviera, the Two Sisters and Sassi Neri beaches especially.

If you are interested in any assistance with your relocation, send me an email at [email protected].

Good luck and hope to hear from you!

All the best,
Kim

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Carmellad
  3/30/2023 15:45 EST

I would like to move to Italy part time, maybe have a small B&B by the coast.
A small town would be nice with winery's.

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Carmellad
  3/30/2023 15:44 EST

I would like to move to Italy part time, maybe have a small B&B by the coast.
A small town would be nice with winery's.

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lenny60
  3/25/2023 18:22 EST

Hi I am Lenny I have a home in calbria region and am looking to move in a year

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ElleC
  3/25/2023 10:46 EST

I’m a marketing communications and digital specialist in tourism, hospitality and lifestyle sector.

Currently finishing a project in Qatar but looking to move to Italy and working remotely if possible.

I prefer a smaller town with tourism factor.

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momjeansforlife
  3/21/2023 15:55 EST

hello i'm exploring my pipe dream to live in italy

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Cello
  3/20/2023 15:34 EST

I currently live in Australia where I was born.
I have lived in Africa, PNG, Borneo and Persian Gulf and travelled to many other areas within those countries and also visited other countries en route to Australia on leave.
As a cyclist I fell in love with Italy on several visits and cycling adventures in recent years.
I am currently looking into possible longer stays and living in different towns for a few months of the year.
I love everything Italian…. especially the food, the wine and coffee, The culture, history and its people with its relaxed way of life appeal to me .

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TVBellavia
  3/20/2023 12:52 EST

Ciao Tutti

I am Tom looking to spend6 months a year in Italy. This will begin March of 2024. I am applying for my dual citizenship, so there are many possibilities.
I am a quality systems/ auditor professional and a professional drummer. I am interested in cultural immersion and exchange. Planning on doing some Work-Away time with hosts. I look for any information that the forum can provide.

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TVBellavia
  3/19/2023 20:38 EST

I plan to experience various areas of Italy for retirement or extended stays. I am a Quality Professional and a professional drummer. Plant to arrive in Italy Feb. 2024.

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Becstew
  3/16/2023 17:52 EST

I have sailed around the world with my husband. We have visited Italy many times and enjoy the people, culture and food. Our daughter in law is Italian and our grandchildren bilingual. I speak Italian poorly and am studying the language.
I am particularly fond of Puglia province but have never stayed in any part that I did not like!
I hope to retire to Italy.

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Mikel1949
  3/16/2023 16:36 EST

Retired. Travelled extensively in the last 20 years

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mjk63
  3/13/2023 19:14 EST

I am an American with Italian dual citizenship through my wife, a native Italian, who has American dual citizenship through me. I lived and worked in Italy in 1988-89 and we were married there, then moved to the US and have been living here for over 30 years, with frequent trips to Italy. We are planning to move back to Italy in 2-3 years for retirement.

I'm new to the forum so I'll browse it first for information, then post questions as they come up. I speak Italian fluently and feel comfortable with the culture. My main questions are financial: what happens to retirement money that's now in US-based mutual funds, how is a US pension paid out from here to Italy in euros, where to invest retirement money in Italy, questions on taxes, etc.

I'll post specific questions eventually. Thanks in advance for any help.

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1ABthar
  3/13/2023 18:55 EST

I been viewing this site for over a year and it has been very helpful. I have been traveling to Italy for the last 5 years and I am planning to purchase a home this year. I am retired and this will be a summer home. I am interested in the Bagni di Lucca area and will be traveling there at the end of this month to meet with realtors. If anyone is from that area, I would appreciate any input you may have. If anyone would like me to buy them a cup of coffee at bar Italia to chat about the area that would be great.

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AMC37
  3/13/2023 18:03 EST

Working remote with the family for a while

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Italia2023
  3/12/2023 10:36 EST

Expat and loves to explore

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IrishladyinBari
  3/11/2023 13:34 EST

Hi,

I am an Irish Lady (Engineer) planning a move to Bari Puglia and am interested in talking to expats there snd getting some advice/tips etc. I will be moving there in September 23..

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Amyeholland
  3/9/2023 17:25 EST

My husband and I are nearing retirement age and are looking for a slower pace of life in Italy. We have been several times and love the culture, people and food. We are seeking to find a place to purchase and visit before moving permanently. My husband is a jazz musician and is looking to get a work visa for the EU to play.

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compguy65
  3/9/2023 09:40 EST

We are a couple from the US (Indiana) nearing retirement age. We love to travel together and have a lot of destinations we would like to go to in Europe. So, we thought that living there after retirement would enable us to travel much more quickly.
We are also interested in keeping active and living in a warmer climate. A lower cost of living would also be nice.

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SelkieVelvet
  3/8/2023 05:44 EST

Hi,
I'm Swiss-American, have lived all over the world and currently live in Australia. I dream of moving back to Italy someday...

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BarbaraAnne
  3/8/2023 03:30 EST

My husband and I are buying a house south of Florence, hopefully moving in by mid September

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alcpeds
  3/7/2023 23:39 EST

I am an Italian-American and am investigating a move (6 months of the year or year round) within the next 5-10 years to Italy.
I lived in Canada for 3 years and currently back in USA.
Gathering information and excited to learn more!

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SuperMario
  3/7/2023 12:16 EST

South African Living in Udine, Italy

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Fitz
  3/6/2023 23:23 EST

My wife and I live in Los Angeles, California. I work in a wine shop and my wife works for UCLA pediatrics. We’re hoping to find a place in Italy to retire to. Travel often to Italy and we enjoy the country and culture very much particularly the south Apulia and Calabria

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radams006
  2/27/2023 22:26 EST

My wife and I are retired US citizens and are preparing to move to Italy. We are just starting our preparation, learning the language, and doing a lot of research. We will be in Europe in the late Spring and plan to visit Genova in the fall. We are active "seniors" and think Genova would be a great home for us as we want to explore Italy as well as Europe in our retirement years.

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Geejay00
  2/26/2023 11:01 EST

Hi everyone!
We're planning to move to Puglia in the next 12 to 16 months - my husband, two kids (18 and 20) and our loved doggy.
Semi retirement for us but will need to work part time - I'm doing a TEFL course in preparation?

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cocolini
  2/24/2023 09:55 EST

we moved to Italia 2007, rebuilt an old house in Le Marche and were happy up to 2016. the earthquake in august 24th destroyed our house in 2 minutes. we are now in Toscana since 2017, again at the end of a road in between olive orchards and oak forests. now we want to move again ....

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Joeyr
  2/23/2023 12:49 EST

Im a 57 year old male and my wife and I are looking for a Holiday apartment in Italy, specifically Liguria.

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divertas
  2/21/2023 11:49 EST

77 year old engineer who has visited 34 countries and lived in 7 looking to make my final move to Salerno Italy.

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Intrepid2000
  2/17/2023 14:45 EST

residency would require a somewhat permanent address down there I assume?

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LivingthePostcard
  2/17/2023 13:26 EST

Hi SassyYoMo! My wife and I are about ready to head off to Sicily to look at properties we have identified with a real estate agent. He represents only the seller. May I ask if you have decided to pay cash only due to the process of financing the purchase? I keep hearing different things. Have you began that process yet or just researching? Thanks!

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LivingthePostcard
  2/17/2023 13:07 EST

Greetings! My wife and I have decided not to permanently move to Sicily (for some of the same frustrations you may be having), but still want to purchase property. We will be there April-June and have already spoken to a real estate agent for assistance. Our first stop will be at numerous banks as I would prefer to finance even though I have been told it was difficult? May I ask if you looked in financing your purchase or just skipped it all and paid cash? Are owners flexible through the process or are things just fixed? Hope you get the answer you need as it all seems right at your fingertips!

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LivingthePostcard
  2/17/2023 13:00 EST

Greetings! We are in the process of doing the same thing. We live in Southern California and have been using the 90/180 rule in our travels the last two years. We love all of Italy but have focused on properties in Sicily. We will be there in April/May/June. If you have any advice with regards to dealing with agents we would appreciate it! I am not sure what the rules are other than they represent only the seller. Thanks!

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LivingthePostcard
  2/17/2023 12:55 EST

Greetings! My wife and I retired in 2020 when the pandemic started. Lucky for us we were still able to travel and stay ahead of the numbers. We rented a friends house in Mexico…stayed for 90 days…then took off for 80 + days to wherever we could get in. We did this for two years. We used Airbnb as the prices drop significantly when you rent for longer than a month and we just did not figure out the local renting requirements to the degree we felt comfortable. We found that 60-70 days were perfect for us. We are getting ready to head off to Portugal/Rome/Sicily to look at various properties.

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LivingthePostcard
  2/17/2023 12:46 EST

Greetings! I saw that you were in the process of buying property in Florence. My wife and I would are looking into buying property in Sicily. I have researched the step by step process and will be visiting numerous banks in May while we are there looking at properties. Any advice you would have on what not to do would be very much appreciated. Hope all goes well for you!

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LivingthePostcard
  2/17/2023 12:40 EST

I am a retired high school principal from California that travels half the year with my lovely wife. We love the 90 day rule: 90 days in Europe, 90 days at home. We would like to purchase a small apartment as a home base in Italy.

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JJ537
  2/15/2023 10:59 EST

Hi, Julia here, newly retired and arrived to Florence. Looking to meet up with other expats to say hello, meet for coffee, aparetivo, walks etc...

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Tuttavia8
  2/14/2023 11:53 EST

Hi looking to live in Italy now I’ve retired

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Team
  2/14/2023 09:23 EST

I would like to help people moving to Italy

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Montemelin0
  2/14/2023 08:22 EST

I'm Paul, British. I've lived in Italy off and on since 2006.
My day job is in the renewable energy development sector.
I also fit in some translation work, from Italian to English.
And I've been engaged in counselling and psychotherapy since 1987, when I qualified in Chicago in non-directional therapy with Carl Rogers. The crossover with this is that much of my career has been engaged in organisational psychology in business and charity.

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Biondaramata
  2/12/2023 18:20 EST

I'm an Italian born citizen and a naturalized American..my parents came to the US when I was three years old..I may retire there...we will see

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Johnmcd32
  2/12/2023 14:12 EST

Hi. Couple moving from usa to tuscany soon.

Retiring. From UK originally.

Buying country house near florence.

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Ashurz
  2/6/2023 18:57 EST

Hi there, I am Aishling from Ireland. I am planning my move to Puglia in Italy, very soon. I'm looking forward to immersing myself in Italian culture and life. I will be on the lookout to do some classes to learn Italian too, hopefully somewhere near Otranto, if anyone can help but I may move around for the first month or so. Looking forward to hearing from others living there.

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LaVita
  2/6/2023 11:29 EST

I'm about 6-8 years out from retirement and I'm exploring options for life in Italy. This may include a permanent move, or just following the 90 in / 180 out system. I think I'll want to do at least a few iterations of 90/180 in order to figure out if I want to make the move and where. Very interested to talk to people who have done the 90/180 at least once and how they worked accommodations, etc. Thanks in advance. :)

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reedhoppa
  2/6/2023 07:36 EST

In response to your question, the entire ERV process through the Chicago consulate took me about 15 weeks. About 10 weeks waiting for my appointment in Chicago and another five weeks for my passport and visa to be mailed back through express mail. I was very clear that I had made travel plans and health insurance that were already purchased so I think they did what they could to expedite my request. They were good to work with once I finally figured out how to get through to them by phone.

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Millermk
  2/4/2023 08:52 EST

Hi, you are one the few retirees that got a the ERV from the Chicago Consulate. Do you mind sharing any details about the experience? How long it took to get appointment, how the process went, and how long before you got the ERV after you met with them? Thanks for any insight. I am familiar with all the documents they want to review.

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Willowcat
  2/4/2023 05:31 EST

Hello, thank you for accepting us on your forum.
We are considering buying a property in the Umbria area. As a holiday home/retirement when ready.
Any information on how to go about buying, best agents etc, would be appreciated.

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Tami58
  2/3/2023 23:01 EST

I love Italy. Been there the last two years visiting the doubt of Italy and the heel. Love it. The peoooe the food ect.

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Pasareacolibri
  2/3/2023 20:34 EST

Ciao!!

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whidden39
  2/3/2023 16:29 EST

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Jeannemm
  2/3/2023 01:30 EST

We lived in Italy for four years and now want to split out time between here (California) and there (probably Rome but maybe a small gay friendly village.

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reedhoppa
  2/1/2023 12:41 EST

I’m not sure I am replying to the last response but in answer to the last question, yes, had to obtain the elective residence visa in the US (at the Chicago consulate) …. and now I am in Italy going through the permesso di Soggiorno process …. Which has been delayed due to my application being routed from my local post office to three or four other cities (Rome, Bologna and Pistoia I believe) …. but I will persevere. ?

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Italmio
  2/1/2023 06:18 EST

You state you are going through the ER visa process; are you doing this from Italy or going back to the US and the Italian consulate closer to your US base? I was under the impression that one could not apply while in Italy.

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reedhoppa
  2/1/2023 04:25 EST

My partner and I recently moved to Tuscany (not far from Lucca). I am from the US and she is from London. We are renting a little villa and I am going through the Elective Residence visa application process. She is native Italian and multilingual. I am trying to learn Italian but it is challenging but I know I will get there eventually!

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iluko101initaly
  1/31/2023 09:02 EST

Ciao a tutti!
We are an Australian/British husband and wife who have relocated to Italy! We're trying to find our new home and welcome help, inspiration and companionship on our adventure.
We're also happy to share our knowledge that we acquire as we settle into our new life.
Ciao Raggazzi

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Greece
  1/30/2023 04:07 EST

I am 49years old female. I am from Greece and the last 12 Years i am in Germany. My profession is hairdresser and a dogsitter. I want to move to Italy.i am still doing my search about the location., but Puglia looks interresting..

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VillaSelinunte
  1/28/2023 11:41 EST

Ciao tutti! I live in the States and have been researching moving to Italy since 2019 when I got excited about 1 euro homes. Then I was there for 4 months during Covid lockdown - 3 of which were in Sicily - and am extremely grateful to have made some good Italian friends. Bought a home in Castelvetrano last year and now I'm planning in earnest to apply for a visa and then permesso. Still looking for an attorney to help with this, however. I have print-outs of everything that is traditionally needed but there is also a twist to my situation. I appreciate the help some have tried to offer here but honestly, I really need to talk to an immigration attorney. So far all recommendations have been only for those that handle ancestry or services that assist with corporate or job-related moves. I've spoken to the Sicilian attorney that helped with our property purchase and has helped others with immigration and he doesn't know the answer to my question so.... I'm grateful for any referrals! Thank you! Oh, and I'm grateful for this forum and for all the questions and answers here! Good stuff! Only wish the Daily Digest included Sicily as a region. Maybe someday?

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Vacation
  1/28/2023 04:13 EST

Sassy Yo Mo

We are also in La Spezia and looking for a rental. If you come across an apartment that's between 150-200 sq meters maybe you can send us the address or realtor. Good luck finding a place to buy, it looks like there are a lot of properties for sale. We really like La Spezia and hope to find our dream home soon.
Vacation

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ukcowgirl
  1/27/2023 09:59 EST

italian/american, having lived in belgium, and now england.

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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


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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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