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Thank you Fiona! I am taking your advice and will apply myself more on learning their language. After all, it would be an insult to live in a country and not try and honor their language.
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Charlotte,
I omitted the word WINTER in front of temperatures etc. I believe there is a way to edit postings but had no luck in finding it. Best, Jane[/QUOTE]

Hi Jane, Thank you so much for the time and information you have extended me. It is good to know that there are 5 months in the Winter that are not so fun. Where I currently live is the same. I am up for the challenge of making new friends. Surprisingly enough, it does not bother me too much that I will be alone. I look at life as a journey and each new journey is an adventure to experience. Again, thank you for your kindness in the information you have so generously given me.
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I think just the same way - and the Italians are so patient and enthusiastic if you give it a try, no matter how faltering it may be at the beginning. Lots of luck, I hope it all goes well!

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Charlotte,
I omitted the word WINTER in front of temperatures etc. I believe there is a way to edit postings but had no luck in finding it. Best, Jane
Hi Jane, Thank you so much for the time and information you have extended me. It is good to know that there are 5 months in the Winter that are not so fun. Where I currently live is the same. I am up for the challenge of making new friends. Surprisingly enough, it does not bother me too much that I will be alone. I look at life as a journey and each new journey is an adventure to experience. Again, thank you for your kindness in the information you have so generously given me.
Charlotte[/QUOTE]

Anything I can do to help you in this journey, I shall do with great pleasure. Jane

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Hi there,
We're Scots living in Piemonte for a few years now though we're not completely resident as we still have a home in uk and go back and forth. We love it and have made many friends because we've made the effort to learn Italian and be actively friendly and hospitable. Everything in life depends on your attitude and expectations. If you make the effort with local people they return the compliment in spades. I agree with Fiona C I'd rather be trying to make new friends in Italy than in Londoan any day!

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We're Scots living in Piemonte for a few years now though we're not completely resident as we still have a home in uk and go back and forth. We love it and have made many friends because we've made the effort to learn Italian and be actively friendly and hospitable. Everything in life depends on your attitude and expectations. If you make the effort with local people they return the compliment in spades. I agree with Fiona C I'd rather be trying to make new friends in Italy than in Londoan any day!
hi i was reading your comment, and i live in alessandria, near ovada, where abouts are you, would be great to hear from you

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we have recently moved to the Piemonte Region from Scotland and still finding out what is has to offer. the area is mainly rural although Allessandria has a reasonalbe centre and a good alternative to travelling to milan. i am also told that the wine from the area is well respected but you may already have attended the wine festival in Alba and would know that for yourself.
hi i was just reading this post and i also live in alessandria, i am close to ovada, where abouts are you, would love to hear from you

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hi i was reading your comment, and i live in alessandria, near ovada, where abouts are you, would be great to hear from you

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Hi Stacey,
Would love to meet up for a chat with you. We're not it Italy at the moment but when we come back out in May I can get in touch with you. Either through this forum or by private email. Let me know what you prefer.
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Interested to know what you do in Alessandria

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We are in the first stages of considering relocating to the Piemonte. The prices of real estate, the beauty of the land and proximity of both beach and skiing are really attractive.

And, our oldest child lives in Italy, as well.

Because of that fact, I am not too certain of the picture of Italians as stand-offish outside of commercial relations. My DD was able to acquire a lovely group of friends in the south, when she lived in Bari, as well as finding her own circle of friends in the North, after moving there to be with her BF.

Of course, his family and friends welcomed her warmly, and us, as well, when we've visited. But she was able to find friends that are not his, by doing what anyone would do in a similar situation; being friendly, patronizing the same places regularly and chatting with the people who work there, and joining some organization or another. In her case, it was exercise classes.

Learning the language (better than my current toddler sized vocabulary) will probably be more of a challenge for me than my husband, as he lived in Spain as a child, and the spoken languages are so very similar.

My goal is to spend at least a week or two getting to know the Piemonte better within the next year, and then we can make further plans.

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Hi,

I was reading your posts, Charlotte, and others.

I just came back from Sauze d'Oulx a couple of weeks ago and really want to spend a year in that area with a thought to moving possibly permanently.

I didn't look around while I was there, but am just wondering what is a better place to live in, Sauze, Sansicario, Alba, etc.

If you made the move, or if anyone else has input, would love to hear from you.

Was also looking on the internet regarding apartment rentals, and could only find holiday rentals. I did get offered an apartment at a cost of 6,000 Euro for half a year or 8,000 Euro for a whole year.

I would be moving on my own, with three dogs!!! My kids are grown up, and I love to ski and love the mountains. And need a change in life !!!

So if anyone has any info they can share with me, I would love to hear from you.

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