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Hi everyone, it’s been a long while since I have been active on any expat forum. I originally researched Canada and ended up
In Abu Dhabi for 6 years . It was a fantastic time . From there we ended up back in the U.K. and have been here way to long . My Husband is currently working in the Catania area . It is not an accompanied post but I am looking to join him in the summer with our youngest who is 18 .

It is likely to be for just over a year . He has been there a while already and I’m so over the UK and living separately. My other kids are independent and will pop over to visit so basically I’m just looking for extra info and pitfalls.
 

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Looking to move to Pisa-Livorno region

Hi all,

we are looking to relocate to the Pisa-Livorno region. I have a backgroung in business development in banking for 15 years working with digitalization, converting paperbased processses to digital, building online and remote capabalities and self service for customers. In addition long history of working with marketing and some experience from Travel industry as well. I am looking to start a new career as a consultant with an ambition to provide online consulting to help companies grow and streamline their customer processes.

I am interested in learning more about what locations are best suited (also for kids to go to school) and if there are english speaking people to connect with. Not in terms of business, but privately (I do appreciate leads for business as well, but that is separate). Any tips on expat forums and groups around this region of Italy?

Thanks!
 

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Hi, I am planning to retire in Italy. I have lived in San Francisco for 43 years while my family is still in Italy. I have been traveling back and forth once or twice a year and with age is getting a bit challenging. I also miss the lifestyle and ....Italy :). Both my husband and I have dual citizenship so that part will be easy. As I have lived in SF for so many years I am somewhat unfamiliar with the "living part" of Italy versus the visiting part.
Thank you for accepting me, I am looking forward to meeting new friends.....
 

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Hi. I've just got back on this forum after many years away. My husband & I live in Florida, retired, & hope to move to Italy within 5 years or so. We're looking at the Gaeta area, so if anyone has info, tell away :) We will be renting, at least to begin with.
 

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Hi, the name is Nick.
I'm a British citizen and live with in the UK my Italian wife Silvia.
Silvia is originally from Bologna, where her mother still lives.
We bought a property last year in San Fedele / Albenga and hope to move there within a year or two.
Covid has slowed our plans down but has also made us realise that working from home is a real option. We'd prefer to retire but can't afford it yet.
It's been a lot of work but so far we've got heating/cooling (air source) and double glazing. Next plan is broadband!
 

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Ciao!

We (me/my husband) currently live in the US (sorry about you know who!). Have traveled all over (much) of the world and we love Italy. We have friends in Milano, Dolmomiti, Roma, Apulia, and Toscana. Our plan is to live for a few months (likely near Bari, once COVID is a comfortable distance in the past) and then make a move. It's possible we may speed up this timeline.

I have US and Irish passports; my husband has a US passport. I'm working to engage some visa help to see what might suit us best (retirement visa, EU blue card, etc.).

We're in our 50s (no kids) so not quite at retirement (by US standards), but this virus has shown us, once again, that we only have so many days on this earth. Why spend them working until you're too old and/or sick to really enjoy your life?

We are thinking about building a small house in Puglia area so that it can be more "green" (solar panels, geo thermal, etc.) than what has been traditionally done. If anyone has any experience they'd like to share regarding a ground-up build, I'd love to hear it.

Also, if you live in an area in the south that you particularly love, I'd be eager to hear where and why.

Many thanks!
 

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Buongiorno! My name is Michael. My wife and I are hoping to move from the Western U.S. to Northern Italy, perhaps the Bolzano area, in about nine months to a year. We will probably visit for three months while my house is being sold, then -- I hope -- settle somewhere. We are retired, but we're avid hikers and I'm secretly hoping to rope my wife into some serious cross-country skiing :) We need A LOT of advice -- about where and how to live, how to handle paperwork, medical things, transportation -- pretty much everything. I already speak a couple of European languages so I hope to make reasonable progress in Italian. Thanks in advance :)
 
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