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Old 8th April 2014, 01:48 PM
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I am sitting here devastated. After all the months and months of investigations re buying, health cover, driving licence, etc etc, we are in the process of applying to renew our British Passports (have Australian ones) as it appears easier to buy property, reside etc as British Citizens rather than have to go through the Elective Residence Visa (which we can do but more red tape), have even started learning Italian.....the hunting issue was percolating at the back of my mind but I was so busy sorting out the logistics of moving to Italy I ignored it. I will certainly follow through on the possibility of buying in or near the national park (I prefer bears and wolves for neighbours rather than hunters). I had started thinking of the Chieti area, not sure how that fits in but I will investigate. All the beauty of the Italian way of life to be marred with such barbarity! Have even been in contact with people with property to sell. To say I am devastated is an understatement.
Yes def keep your british passport and driving licence as it is a peace of cake to change an English licence to an Italian one , without a driving test as they are done in Italian and involve lots of righting
and also with an English passport you can be aresident and buy houses and cars very easy and its easy to get residence , if you have a british passport worth its weight in gold
as for the Chieti region that's wrere I live but chieti is the largest region in abruzzo and you need to be near the town of chieti as we are and the national park is obove cheiti town as we are 25 mins away and no hunting if you need more specivic details ill send you my email address we have been living in Pretoro 11 years and know our way about some

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Thanks BBCWatcher, I appreciate the sentiment but I am hoping not to live in a suburb. As I am of course 'ignorant' of real life in Italy and as I assume we would be choosing say a place like Introdacqua I am unsure if one would be affected by hunters and their barbaric pastime in that kind of village/town. We had in fact moved our search across to Tuscany/Umbria (in particular Bagni di Lucca and/or Barga) but I think from what little I can gather, that would not be the place for us - though I could be wrong. Being 99% vegetarian we need a region where the food is more the classic Mediterranean rather than 99% carnivore.

Depends on what you mean by rural/urban. In most small towns the hunting won't be that far from the homes. Around here it's not unusual to hear the dogs and shooting when out for a walk.

The other thing. This time of year of course it's roast lamb time. Many towns will have festa cinghiale (wild boar festival). Come autumn many of your neighbours will slaughter a hog to make various products. Most people living in the countryside keep chickens and rabbits at least. Some keep turkeys and even geese.

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I used the word urban, not suburb.

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Yes, I know but 'urban' usually means higher density populated areas so a 'suburb' can fit in as word usage. But I do know what you mean and appreciate the time you take to comment.

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Thanks for all you info. Cheers

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