La Morra in the Piedmont Region of Italy
La Morra in the Piedmont Region of Italy
La Morra in the Piedmont Region of Italy

Retire in Italy

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Italy. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Italy?

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What is it like to retire in Italy?

"We are connected to ex-pats in near towns. We live in a quiet hill town which is a beach resort in the summer with music and activies. There are religious and cultural festivals and film and music festivals. We work an olive/fruit grove, go to the beach and hike in the mountains. I also volunteer and participate in local archeology work and we enjoy food preparation and preservation. We are within 2 hours of Rome and 1 hour of Naples by train giving unlimited activities," explained a retiree in Minturno.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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