What should I pack when moving to Italy?
We asked people living in Italy to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...
"When moving to Italy it is important to pack your essential documents such as your passport, visa, and any other important paperwork. You may also want to remember to bring items like a first aid kit just in case you are in need of basic medical supplies. It is also recommended to bring some warm clothing such as sweaters and jackets since the weather in Italy can get chilly during the winter months. Additionally, you should definitely pack some comfortable shoes, as the cobblestone streets of Italy are not always friendly to high heels. Lastly, it is a good idea to bring a good quality suit or dress for special occasions, as the Italians take pride in their fashion," remarked another expat who made the move to Italy.
"I wish I had brought: 1) dried dill; 2) shredded coconut; 3) some books in English. I wished I had left: 1) lots more clothing; 2) misc. household items easily bought here; 3) six or eight pairs of shoes," explained one expat living in Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy.
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