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this is for everyone to tell us all a little bit about yourself :)

you won't be especially interested in me - but I live in Spain & have done for 8 years


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Hello all my name is Eric Wise I am a chiropractor currently living in southern California, my wife an acupuncturist and I are interested in moving to an practicing in Italy. We would welcome any information you could share about making this transition.
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Hi Everyone, I'm Steve Grimm. I've lived in Vicenza for several years as a civil servant (Army). Spent several years here while on active duty as well. Have resigned to start my own firm. Exciting time. Looking forward to the exchange with you folks.
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Hi, I am a newbie here but have lived in Italy from 2000 until 2008 when I left to work, but I still have ties to Italy and now seeking to return to live once again this time to invest. I am born entrepreneur and English is also my madre lingua.

During my time here, I helped professionals translate documents, taught English and also sold made in Italy products to clients worldwide all form my home here in Italy. Now I want to create a company around this.
 

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Hi, I am a newbie here but have lived in Italy from 2000 until 2008 when I left to work, but I still have ties to Italy and now seeking to return to live once again this time to invest. I am born entrepreneur and English is also my madre lingua.

During my time here, I helped professionals translate documents, taught English and also sold made in Italy products to clients worldwide all form my home here in Italy. Now I want to create a company around this.


Hello and welcome to the forum,
 

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Exhilarating!!!

My name is Dominique. I am in the research/planning process of moving abroad with my two children for a year or so in 2012. I would love any guidance input from others who've made the leap into Expat life (esp those who've done it with little ones in tow).

My children are 3 and 1 and I am mostly curious about what the education/child care scene is like. I am also wondering how much I'll need to make the intitial transition.

I'm thinking I should have at least enough to support us for a month while we get settled in? Any and all info is appreciated!

I'd also like to make some contacts in country before we get there :D.
 

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My name is Dominique. I am in the research/planning process of moving abroad with my two children for a year or so in 2012. I would love any guidance input from others who've made the leap into Expat life (esp those who've done it with little ones in tow).

My children are 3 and 1 and I am mostly curious about what the education/child care scene is like. I am also wondering how much I'll need to make the intitial transition.

I'm thinking I should have at least enough to support us for a month while we get settled in? Any and all info is appreciated!

I'd also like to make some contacts in country before we get there :D.


Hello and welcome to the forum.

As an expat who has lived in various countries I can tell you that you need at least 6 months living money behind you plus of course your fare home. What will you do for an income? Jobs are few and far between, do you speak Italian?
Have a good read through the various threads for guidance.

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Antipodean-Italy bound in 2012

this is for everyone to tell us all a little bit about yourself :)

you won't be especially interested in me - but I live in Spain & have done for 8 years


over to all the posters who live in Italy - or want to :D
Hello and thank you for such a wonderful Forum. I am living at present in Australia ( for last 12years) and plan to move to Italy mid 2012. I am a registered nurse with an EU passport (Ireland) and wonder if there are any opportunities for private nursing/companionship in Italy (palliative care or similar) . Perhaps been registered through a UK Nursing Agency may help me gain access to this type of work. I speak some French and Spanish but very little Italian at present and am certainly willing to learn. I have investigated the Italian Nursing Registration process which states i require fluent Italian. Working for people who speak some english would be great initially.
It is a very big leap of faith for me to relocate to the other side of the world but i feel this will do me good. I am a widow and looking forward to enjoying the art and architecture of this beautiful country.
Does anyone have suggestions re;work opportunities?
I look forward to reading the Forum in greater depth as time permits. Again, thank you for all contributions. It makes life easier to know there are others who understand the complexities and challengers in relocating to another land.
 

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We are Tyler and Elizabeth, and Tyler just landed an expatriate position through is company in Napolie! We will be relocating around April, and we're trying to get all of our ducks in a row (as much as that's possible). We were pretty happy to find this place, and we've got a ton of questions. I hope we can pick a few brains along the way!
 

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Ehmm.. I hadn't noticed this thread and didn't even think about introducing myself *glom* Gotta put a remedy to that!

I'm Elisa, 25 years old, and I'm an Italian who spent the last 2 years abroad, one in England and one in Berlin. In November I moved back to my hometown (Bolzano), putting a (temporary, I hope) end to my time as an expat.
I'm here because I've always been interested in the stories of those who decide to move to Italy and in the way my country is seen through their eyes.

Looking forward to getting to know you all =)
 

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Living in Italy for six months out of the year

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Our names are Michael and Palma Iacoboni and we currently live in Florida in the United States.

I officially retire on December 31,2011 and my wife and I always have had the plan to go to Italy for six months out of the year. We are American/Italians meaning all of our grandparents were born in Italy.

We have been to Italy two times over the past five years and really love it there.

Our grandparents were from Calabria and Abruzzo in Italy and we have been to both of these regions and would not mind living in either one of them.

We want to rent a one bedroom place for the first year and want to know if anyone knows on average per month how much rental places are in Calabria and Abruzzo. We really don't want to live in the main towns but don,t want to be more then a half hours drive from the main towns.

If anyone can help us please contact us back when you can.

Have a happy holiday season.


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Michael and Palma Iacoboni
 

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Our names are Michael and Palma Iacoboni and we currently live in Florida in the United States.

I officially retire on December 31,2011 and my wife and I always have had the plan to go to Italy for six months out of the year. We are American/Italians meaning all of our grandparents were born in Italy.

We have been to Italy two times over the past five years and really love it there.

Our grandparents were from Calabria and Abruzzo in Italy and we have been to both of these regions and would not mind living in either one of them.

We want to rent a one bedroom place for the first year and want to know if anyone knows on average per month how much rental places are in Calabria and Abruzzo. We really don't want to live in the main towns but don,t want to be more then a half hours drive from the main towns.

If anyone can help us please contact us back when you can.

Have a happy holiday season.


Thanks

Michael and Palma Iacoboni


Hi Michael and Palma

Welcome to the forum

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Steve and Abbie from Atlanta. We have visited Italy many times, now thinking of living there 4 months a year. We like Lucca and Ascoli Paceno.
 

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Steve and Abbie from Atlanta. We have visited Italy many times, now thinking of living there 4 months a year. We like Lucca and Ascoli Paceno.

Hello Steve and Abbie from Atlanta. Thanks for replying back to us.

Are you considering renting or are you planning on buying something in Italy?

If you are renting a place have you done research in the areas of Luca and Ascoli to find out what the average per month rental amounts are?

Living in the U.S in Florida at this point of time we can go to Italy for three months at a time using our passports only I believe. If you both go to Italy for four months are you going to have to get a visa for extended stay there? My wife and I are Americans/Italian meaning all of our grandparents were born in Italy but they are all unfortunately deceased.

Please when you can reply back to us on all of this.


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Michael and Palma
 

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Hello Steve and Abbie from Atlanta. Thanks for replying back to us.

Are you considering renting or are you planning on buying something in Italy?

If you are renting a place have you done research in the areas of Luca and Ascoli to find out what the average per month rental amounts are?

Living in the U.S in Florida at this point of time we can go to Italy for three months at a time using our passports only I believe. If you both go to Italy for four months are you going to have to get a visa for extended stay there? My wife and I are Americans/Italian meaning all of our grandparents were born in Italy but they are all unfortunately deceased.

Please when you can reply back to us on all of this.


Thanks

Michael and Palma
yes, you're right, you (& they) would need a different (other than holiday) visa to be able to stay in Italy for more than 90 days - as you say, no visa is actually required for a holiday
 

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Hello Steve and Abbie from Atlanta. Thanks for replying back to us.

Are you considering renting or are you planning on buying something in Italy?

If you are renting a place have you done research in the areas of Luca and Ascoli to find out what the average per month rental amounts are?

Living in the U.S in Florida at this point of time we can go to Italy for three months at a time using our passports only I believe. If you both go to Italy for four months are you going to have to get a visa for extended stay there? My wife and I are Americans/Italian meaning all of our grandparents were born in Italy but they are all unfortunately deceased.

Please when you can reply back to us on all of this.


Thanks

Michael and Palma
Renting first, then buying. Do not know much about monthly rentals but Ascoli will be much less than Lucca as it is far less well known as tourist destination. Since we are not planning to work at Italian job and have independent means we will be to get a long-term visa, I understand.
 

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Hi guys!

My husband and I permanently relocated to Italy from the UK in September, so we are still settling in at the moment! We live in the Campania region, about 45 minutes south of Salerno. We have two small children, 5 and 2 and our lovely Chocolate Labrador, Ruby... who's 6.

My husband was a Fireman in the UK and I worked in the Civic Service so life here is a complete change for us! If I can give any advice on relocating with two small children, moving here with a dog or anything else, please feel free to contact me!

Lisa :)
 

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4 years until we retire to italy

this is for everyone to tell us all a little bit about yourself :)

you won't be especially interested in me - but I live in Spain & have done for 8 years


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Explain to me why expat forum has so many steps to post a reply I don't care about fonts or funny little garbage we are adults not 7th graders with i phones. Ok I'm done on the complaining. 4 years until we retire to my wifes home town 70 kms from rome. We need a contractor to argue with our architect but will listen to us. the plans have been aproved and the fees are paid now we need the contractor. Any ideas . The contractor needs to be able to build terremoto walls and columns. We have the electrician, plumber, the bath fixtures, floor tile we just need a shell with window frames we have all the windows. Done this before .
 

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Hi there,

I have dual citizenship with Italy and the US, and am entertaining the idea of one day emigrating to Italy with my hubby and our 2 miniature Schnauzers.

My family is from Catania, and I have spent many childhood summers there.

My Nonna and Zii (and cugini, etc) all live in Sicily, and I'd love to move there to help take care of my Nonna.
 
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