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My name is Wulan Amorini. I am from Bali, Indonesia, live in Italy, almost 2 years. And in the next 5 years we planning to move to Australia. I know, it's so complicated lol.
So happy to found this forum, coz' I can speak english again
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After traveling extensively for many years in Spain and Italy, we are looking to buy an apartment in or near Lucca - our favorite place. We will be retiring soon and would like to split our time evenly between the USA and Lucca. We are excited (and alittle scared) about this adventure and look forward to learning how to make the transition by talking with expats and sharing experiences.

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Hello All,

My name is Rick (acutally Enrico). My wife and I are in the process of purchasing an apartment in Paciano, Umbria. We plan on using it as a holiday home / rental for the next few years and plan to spend more time once retirement / semiretirement rolls around.

I am a radiologist in the US, once my italian improves, I would consider working in Italy if there are opportunities.

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Hello Everyone! My husband and I lived in Grizzo di Montreale from 2003-2006, when we were active duty at Aviano. It's where we met and our first daughter was born in Sacile. We plan to retire back in the Aviano area when my husband retires from the Air Force. I am an entrepreneur, currently building my business designing and sewing handbags. We may be able to return to Italy as soon as summer 2013, depending on assignment status, but full retirement won't be for 4-5 years yet, giving us "hopefully!" enough time to have plenty of savings built up.

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on the boards and all the advice you can offer in regards to citizenship issues, as all our overseas living has been done thru the military, and the paperwork is much less!

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My name's Amanda and I moved from Surrey in the UK to Piemonte just over 2 years ago with my daughter who's almost 14. After two difficult years she's finally settled in and I am constantly amazed at the education she's receiving here and how fluently she speaks. Me...? I bumble along with pidgin Italian and don't even have to utter a sound before people instantly know I'm English!

I'm struggling to build a social life as my partner works away for months at a time and after joining the forum yesterday I'm wondering why I didn't find it sooner. Thank you all you lovely people for being there!!!

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Hello, I am a 65 year old with a wandering gene. I have been caring for my mother for the past 15 years. She recently died, and now I am about to fly away. A couple of years ago, seduced by some Italian singers, I started studying Italian to translate their lyrics. Last October, I escaped to Europe for a 5 week trip with 2.5 weeks in Italy. I have many facebook friends there who I have met through the fan clubs for some of the musicians. I met many of them face-to-face, and had a wonderful time.

My plan now is to go for a year. The problem I am having is how to apply for a visa. I don't want to stay in one place (extended residence visa). I also don't want to have to attend school continuously (student visa). I want to go longer than 90 days. I am afraid the consulate will deny me because I don't have one address, but will have 3-4. My intention is to go to language school, but 3 months in 3-4 different places.

I have what I believe is enough money, so I don't think I will be denied for that reason. I think it will be the address issue. Oh, and I am finding it to be a challenge to find a return flight a year from now. The schedules don't go out that far. Suggestions are welcome.\\

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My name's Amanda and I moved from Surrey in the UK to Piemonte just over 2 years ago with my daughter who's almost 14. After two difficult years she's finally settled in and I am constantly amazed at the education she's receiving here and how fluently she speaks. Me...? I bumble along with pidgin Italian and don't even have to utter a sound before people instantly know I'm English!

I'm struggling to build a social life as my partner works away for months at a time and after joining the forum yesterday I'm wondering why I didn't find it sooner. Thank you all you lovely people for being there!!!
Hi, Amanda. I am also new to this forum, and I am also amazed at how quickly children settle in and pick up the language, but I think the reason they do is that they speak to other people.

I can read and write Italian somewhat. I have chatted with Italian friends on facebook, and they all think I "speak Italian". They are so wrong, as they found out when I met them in Italy. Not having someone to speak with a sure way to NOT learn the language. I am sure there must be someone in your village who maybe speaks a little Engish, but is too shy to try to speak it to you. Sound familiar? I hope you will find each other, but your best bet would to be to look for her. You can help each other. When I was in Italy, the person I was most comfortable speaking Italian with was my friend Patrizia who only spoke high school English, and was nervous to speak it, but was willing. We had so much fun stumbling along in our respective languages, and learning we wouldn't melt away if we used a wrong word.

I hope you find that person who speaks a little English, and who can help her new English speaking friend learn Italian.
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Thank you Dee S for your kind words. Yes, I am looking for that person to talk to.... everyone is very friendly here, but quite reserved too. I did a language course to learn Italian for a year before I came, but found that with local dialects and my poor pronunciation it was almost useless and only gave me a very basic grounding. Ordering a coffee is very different from having a chat!

With your problems about your visa, do the Italian authorities have to know that you are travelling around? Can you not just give your first address as your "permanent" address? And maybe get someone there to forward any mail received there to you wherever you are? Or return to that address at the end of your trip? And if it was me, I would just book a one way ticket - and worry about the return flight nearer the time!!! When are you planning to travel? Amanda

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Thank you Dee S for your kind words. Yes, I am looking for that person to talk to.... everyone is very friendly here, but quite reserved too. I did a language course to learn Italian for a year before I came, but found that with local dialects and my poor pronunciation it was almost useless and only gave me a very basic grounding. Ordering a coffee is very different from having a chat!

With your problems about your visa, do the Italian authorities have to know that you are travelling around? Can you not just give your first address as your "permanent" address? And maybe get someone there to forward any mail received there to you wherever you are? Or return to that address at the end of your trip? And if it was me, I would just book a one way ticket - and worry about the return flight nearer the time!!! When are you planning to travel? Amanda
I am working hard on getting rid of things, and getting my house ready to rent out. I REALLY want to leave in May, but I think realistically, it will be June. Not the best time to go. I don't like heat or crowds, but I really want to be in school in Lucca for the summer music festival. I am having to shift my original plans a little. I had hoped to be able to get my CELTA certification in May in Milan. There is still a slim chance I can get it all done.... if I can stay off the computer. I spend a moderate amount of time researching, too.

I also agree that the dialect issue is a major one. One of my closest "facebook friends" (for some reason, that strikes me as a very sad statement) is someone I chatted with for about 4 months online, but I truly could not understand a word she said when I met her. It was very embarrassing. Fortunately, she also saw me stumbling with another person from another region, and she didn't see me doing fine with several other people.

I don't know if I can pass the consulate review if I don't have a return flight. I think people from the UK don't have to have one, but from what I have read on other posts, from the US we do. I guess they figure you can swim?

What part of Piedmonte do you live in? One of my favorite singers if from near Asti. What kinds of things do you like to do? Do you have a particular kind of music you like? Getting involved with some of the fan clubs has been really fun. They are all ages, and very friendly. Maybe finding some group or singer would be a way to meet people.

I do have a facebook friend who is from London who lives in Galliate near Milan. She has lived there for years, and her significant other is Italian. They are both loves. I will have to tell you a very funny story about her some day.

I don't know exactly where I will be going, but my plans are Lucca, Viareggio, Venice, and somewhere near Lombardia, but I know someone (again, face book "know") near Torino, and I may be going there as well.

Good to hear from you, please write again.

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I am working hard on getting rid of things, and getting my house ready to rent out. I REALLY want to leave in May, but I think realistically, it will be June. Not the best time to go. I don't like heat or crowds, but I really want to be in school in Lucca for the summer music festival. I am having to shift my original plans a little. I had hoped to be able to get my CELTA certification in May in Milan. There is still a slim chance I can get it all done.... if I can stay off the computer. I spend a moderate amount of time researching, too.

I also agree that the dialect issue is a major one. One of my closest "facebook friends" (for some reason, that strikes me as a very sad statement) is someone I chatted with for about 4 months online, but I truly could not understand a word she said when I met her. It was very embarrassing. Fortunately, she also saw me stumbling with another person from another region, and she didn't see me doing fine with several other people.

I don't know if I can pass the consulate review if I don't have a return flight. I think people from the UK don't have to have one, but from what I have read on other posts, from the US we do. I guess they figure you can swim?

What part of Piedmonte do you live in? One of my favorite singers if from near Asti. What kinds of things do you like to do? Do you have a particular kind of music you like? Getting involved with some of the fan clubs has been really fun. They are all ages, and very friendly. Maybe finding some group or singer would be a way to meet people.

I do have a facebook friend who is from London who lives in Galliate near Milan. She has lived there for years, and her significant other is Italian. They are both loves. I will have to tell you a very funny story about her some day.

I don't know exactly where I will be going, but my plans are Lucca, Viareggio, Venice, and somewhere near Lombardia, but I know someone (again, face book "know") near Torino, and I may be going there as well.

Good to hear from you, please write again.

Dee

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