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I’ve written the book that I wish I’d had available to me while I was planning my Move to Italy! I hope that it inspires and supports you in fulfilling your own dream. I’d bought ebooks and visited helpful websites in preparing for my move. Boarding the plane, I’d felt prepared. In reality, upon landing upon Italian soil and spending the first six months here, those booksI’ve written the book that I wish I’d had available to me while I was planning my Move to Italy! I hope that it inspires and supports you in fulfilling your own dream. I’d bought ebooks and visited helpful websites in preparing for my move. Boarding the plane, I’d felt prepared. In reality, upon landing upon Italian soil and spending the first six months here, those books and websites prepared me only in an anecdotal or peripheral manner. Yes, they helped. But, I can do better for you. I’m writing this “How-To” guide for moving to Italy while the experience is still fresh in my mind. My first six months in Italy have revealed what I need to tell you to support you in making such a brave and life-changing move! This book is for everyone who has a dream to move to Italy but who doesn’t have unlimited resources. (I haven’t written this guide to help you find and buy a four-hundred-year-old Tuscan farmhouse.) This is a step-by-step guide through Preparation, Arrival and Day-to-Day Life in Italy. I’ve written it as if you have little or no knowledge of Italy, so that I don’t overlook anything or assume that you know what some would call “obvious,” but which may not be obvious at all! I’ve supposed only that you know that Italy is a country shaped like a boot: a land of wine, pasta, and pleasure. Everything is new! (Tutto è nuovo!) An excerpt follows: "The difference between shopping in the U.S and shopping in Italia? That difference lies in the purpose. In the U.S., it’s important to get a parking spot as close to the door of the store as possible, to save time. Without employee help or conversation, you grab your item(s) and try your damndest to choose the fastest check-out line, to save time. “Damn! That one was longer, but it’s moving faster! Damn!” Few or no pleasantries are shared between you and the cashier. Hurrying out the door, you applaud yourself for the parking spot you nabbed in the first row, throw your purchases into your car and drive hurriedly home, all the while hoping to get green lights, to save time. In Italia, the purpose of shopping is social, and you’ve probably arrived on foot. In most traditional mom and pop stores, the owner will wait on you and take all of the time you need, no matter how many new customers have come in the door behind you. Being efficient and tight-lipped are not favorable personal qualities in Italy. Making conversation, making jokes, and showing appreciation and patience are valued." Topics covered in Move to Italy! When and Where should I move? A look at a realistic yearly Budget. Passport, Visa, Health Insurance, Taking a Pet, Translation, Apartment Hunting, an Assistant, Banking, Credit Cards, Language, EU citizenship, Unburdening Yourself of Stuff, Telephone, Computer, Mailing Yourself a Box, What to Bring and What to Buy when you get to Italy. For after your arrival in Italia, there’s: Speaking in Italian, Permit to Stay, Codice Fiscale, Receipts, Sales Tax, the Euro, Emergency Numbers, Trains and Busses, Internet, ATM’s, the Bar, Grocery Stores, the Post Office, the Tabacchi, Utilities, Banks, Health Care, The Day, Language, Food, Clothing Stores and Shopping Options, Waiting in Line, Cars and Driving, TV, and Culture. Also, I’ve included Important Italian Words and Phrases: less than 200 of what I consider to be the most useful Italian words and phrases for your first months in Italy. I did it! I moved to Italy! Follow this guide of preparation tools and advice with its accounts of new-to-Italia experiences. You can move to Italy too! ...

Title : move to italy
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ISBN : 22745096
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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move to italy Reviews

  • Stacey
    2018-10-31 03:13

    This book is a great narrative of one person's experience moving to Italy. Stone is very open about her experience, cost, and budget. She gives great tips that add value over what you can get from other books and blogs. I do not have immediate plans to move to Italy, but I am considering a move to Europe and Stone cited great resources and tips, and also raised some things that I need to look in to that I had not considered. Therefore, I consider this a great experiential analysis!

  • Thomas M. Long
    2018-10-26 23:57

    I really enjoyed short book which has a lot of great information on traveling to and living in Italy. It is obvious that the author moved to Italy for the simpler and slower pace of life as compared to the U.S.An enjoyable read even if you aren't planning to move to Italy. The descriptions of every day living are fun to read.

  • Blessednotlucky
    2018-10-26 23:24

    It's my dream to move to Italy someday. This book was basically a report of her exact experience of moving from the US to Italy, all the legal steps, securing an apartment, utilities, what to do about the language, etc. Seemed very helpful! I hope I need it someday ...

  • Mark Henson
    2018-10-29 00:12

    Great idea to write a book for the future expats from a down-to-earth prospective. Easy and interesting read. Italy is a bureaucratic nightmare and it is helpful to see a rookie navigate from an idea to the reality of resettlement in bella Italia.