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advice on living in Italy

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Re: advice on living in Italy

Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:41 am

Hello and thank you for offering up your expertise. My wife and daugter and I are trying to move to Sardinia to be closer to my brother who just married there. We are interested in any information on obtaining residency there, it all seems to be a big maze to me on the net. Many thanks in advance. Chris

 

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Re: advice on living in Italy

Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:10 pm

Hi,

After spending days and weeks speaking with many folks about residency/citizenship/insurance considerations in Italy and other places in Europe, I learned that the most accurate information came from the specific country's embassy/consulate right here at home (Canada, in my case).

I'd recommend starting there, where the facts are sure to be straighter, and then branching out to other travellers to learn possible shortcuts, insider information, etc.

Bob


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Have recently-acquired dual Canadian/Italian citizenship and hope to split the year between the two countries.

 

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Re: advice on living in Italy

Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:48 am

Corina...Veneto??? I lived in Vicenza from 1986-88. I was VERY sheilded since I was there with the Military. Now I have the chance to go back with my Civilian employer. We will be on a Expat package so will probably have a Cola off-set. That being said...I am concerned about a couple of things that you might be able to assist with.

I am mostly concerned for my wife. I speak Italian, she does not. Is there a pretty good ex-pat group in the Veneto region for support? Also, any thoughts on where to look for housing? I loved the fact that Venezia was an hour one way, and Folgaria was an hour the other. I know the "American sub-division" type neighborhoods don't really (or didn't) exist or do they? This is probably a 2-3 year move unless I convert over while I am there (good potential).

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Frank


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Re: advice on living in Italy

Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:58 am

Hi,
Keep a home in the US, have a back up plan in case you don't like it here. Go with a certain time frame, then re evaluate. There are not many ex pats here. Most Italians don't speak English. Good luck!

 

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Re: advice on living in Italy

Post Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:54 am

Hi Corina,
I am a college student from America. I am doing a report on the Italian culture of today. I wondered if you could tell me what a day in the life of a typical Italian middle class man or woman might be like? For instance what might be a typical breakfast, is lunch the main meal of the day, what might be a typical lunch? Do they get several hours off for lunch and then go back to work for a few hours like in Spain? Do they shop in grocery stores or outdoor markets? Do the kids go to school all year round or do they get a summer break? Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Kim

 

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Re: advice on living in Italy

Post Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:43 am

- corina

Hi,
Keep a home in the US, have a back up plan in case you don't like it here. Go with a certain time frame, then re evaluate. There are not many ex pats here. Most Italians don't speak English. Good luck!



Whatever are you saying ? There are loads of Expats here....all over Italy.
And there are far more Italians whocan, or try very hard to speak English, than there are English speakers who can, or attempt to, speak Italian....

I belong to Expats in Italy as well as this one, and you can see what they say, and they have a quite lively system of actually meeting up and getting together to know each other. Many native Italians belong too.....

CaroleB


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Re: advice on living in Italy

Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:53 am

Hi all,

My husband and I are moving to Italy with our 2 cats, early 2007, but need some assistance as to all the steps to go through, and how much money we should have to move there. What is the time frame we are looking at to get everything done. What I have read is usually you have to move within 3 months of receiving the visa, so how early must you apply?

We will be moving ourselves, but most likely not shipping too much. He works as a VP assistant, and teaching himself webdesign on the side, but has developed the companies website currently.
I work as a dog groomer in an animal clinic, which I do pretty independantly. The doctor covers most expenses, and we split the money made in grooming 45-55.
Are there groom shops there to possibly get a work visa...what kind of work do you need to be able to do to get a work visa?

I completed my high school years in Vicenza and still have friends there, but they are all dual citizens and alot of info I need they don't know. Most likely we will be moving to Vicenza area.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Ursula
akasha_72s @ yahoo.com

 

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