At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Italy and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.
This Italian Life
Jess followed her heart to the boot shaped isle of Italy, where she blogs about her life everyday experiences in Southern Italy, business and design inspiration.Sharing her language wrangling, her newfound relationship with pasta and a whole lot of new discoveries, This Italian Life is a must read for new expats.
Girl in Florence
Living in, laughing and loving her adoptive home since 2007, Girl in Florence is the beautifully curated tales of a Texan immigrant living la dolce vita. Sharing her wisdom born of long experience – such as the importance of not isolating relationships to expat friends, underestimating the cost of living and the constant comparison to home – Georgette is a voice of practical advice.
A self-confessed Brit in Italy, Pete helps fellow expats thinking to move to Italy with musings on getting an English-speaking job, why Milan is wonderful place to live and a great A-Z series on the essentials of Italian life.
Questa Dolce Vita
Living the sweet life in Bergamo, Italy, Jasmine left her life in Canada for adventures in the dreamy beauty of Italian sunshine. Sharing her experiences of Italian wedding planning, the bittersweet feeling of having two homes and the truth of international love stories, Questa Dolce Vita is her personal tale of expat life.
Diana is a Texan traveller married to an Italian gent, sharing wonderful pointers and stories for expats thinking of living in Northern Italy. Having lived abroad for many years she writes about her travels, everyday life and a few of the aspects of life in another culture that make her smile.
Fourie Fam Cam
Vlogging their life in Italy, Fourie Fam Cam are the hilarious weekday postings of a South African family adventuring on the Mediterranean. With bubbly vlogs from the family of 6 (including cameos by the newest addition) this clan is sure to conjure a smile even on a Monday.
Surviving in Italy
Surviving in Italy is the hilarious, sarcastic and Capybara obsessed blog of a Utah native living the expat life in Florence. Full of honest expat stories (and a load of tips) that will have you crying with laughter into your espresso – take the post on the Top 7 Weirdest Rituals In Italy for example – this lady has a brilliant mind.
My Sardinian Life
Full of tip-heavy quick read listicles, My Sardinian Life is a blog full of photography, expat tales and short stories from a wandering waitress. Canadian in origin, Jennifer is a serial expat, having lived in Australia, England and the Cayman Islands before settling in Italy in 2008. A perfect read for newbie expats, this is a blog full of advice and humour.
Living in the Langhe
Living in the Langhe’s wonder and beauty, this is a blog telling tales of renovation, wine drinking (when in Italy, right?) and a little Schnauzer called Otto. Giving up their sensible jobs in Bristol for a life of Italian sunshine, Richard and Allegra share their stories of family life and the joy of running their own business.
Dealing in real experiences of rural life in Italy, Bleeding Espresso is a captivating picture of life as an expat. Bemoaning the lack of sushi, becoming a morning person, losing your English skills and some of the weirder effects of life in pastures greener, Michelle is an American attorney turned freelance writer in her ancestral home of Calabria.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Italy, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!