13 thoughts on “Moving to Italy? Expats Reveal Their Secrets to Surviving and Flourishing in Italy

  1. So interesting and helpful article! My best friend is going to move to Italy and I am sure that she is going to be interested in this article! I will definitely send it to her.

    1. Hi Molly-Glad you found the article helpful! Good luck to your friend in her big move to Italy.

  2. We never get off the bus if the ticket machine is broken (or if the driver is out of tickets). And the controllers have always accepted it as a valid excuse. It’s their problem, not mine!

  3. Don’t expect too much and allow double the time to do something that it used to take you at home. This applies whether opening a bank account or going for petrol on a Sunday. It will prevent stress and and frustration. People will be incredibly patient and helpful if you’re calm and patient in your need to be helped.

    And expect to rely on your home mobile at least for a while. Italian mobile contracts require a bank account and a lot of patience to manage online.

  4. Most of those tips apply to ANY travel, but I enjoyed the fresh and positive portrait you gave of my poor, little, disorganized, anarchic and confusing but… funny and absolutely unique country.

    from an Italian that spent many years in your country and in almost any continent in the world.

    buon viaggio,

  5. Italian life and culture has influenced so much of my life, even here in UK, and it was lovely to remember the things that I cherish most: living more laid back, eating beautifully, taking time for the little things that make life precious. Thank you for that. As someone who has been there, I’m sure that this post will be very helpful for people who want to to live there. 🙂

  6. Moving to Italy was the most complicated thing I have ever done in my life. I have troubles packing. I have troubles fitting everything in boxes. I have troubles traveling. Actually if it was not Italy I would hate it till now. But Italy is gorgeous country I cant stay mad in such a beautiful place. 🙂 Greetings ! 🙂

  7. Thanks for the helpful article! I am planing to move to Italy, so it’s great to learn and know about some things before that. I deeply hope to be a fun and really to like the life out there. Best regards

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