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Moving to Italy: the real deal

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Italy.
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Moving to Italy: the real deal

Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:04 am


My name is Stef Smulders and I moved to Italy in 2008 to start a bed and breakfast south of Milan. I wrote a book about my experiences, Living in Italy, that has won a few rewards and received good reader reviews since its publication last year. For those interested, see the sneak preview at http://italiaanse-toestanden.duepadroni.it/index-UK.html

"The book is a comical, often downright hilarious account" - Reader's Favorite Five Stars Review ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
"Smulders storytelling artistry is wildly entertaining." - Blogcritics and Readerviews five stars review ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️


Dutch expat living the good life in the beautiful Oltrepò Pavese wine region south of Milan.
Author of the book Living in Italy: the Real Deal


Re: Moving to Italy: the real deal

Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:27 pm

Hi Stef,
I just purchased your book off Amazon and can't wait to read it. My wife and I will be heading to Bologna in July and will be checking out communities in the Emilio - Romano area. Are you in that administrative area? We're planning on moving to Italy when she retires.


Re: Moving to Italy: the real deal

Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am

Hi Charles,

Great, hope you enjoy it and then still have the courage to buy a house in Italy Wink

We are not close to Bologna no, about 2 hours west straight south from Milan actually.
If you arrive by car from northern Europe you pass closeby however, on the A21, Broni-Stradella exit. You're welcome to pay us a visit if you want.

Let me know what you think about the book!

Cari saluti


Re: Moving to Italy: the real deal

Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:10 pm

Thanks Stef. I'm looking forward to reading it. Probably won't get up your way this time though.


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