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Jenn drives to Paris or just around the block

I accomplished a single and incomparably impressive task this week:  I got my Italian driver’s license. In the few days that I’ve had la patente di guida, I’ve had the joy of watching the look of wow-I-am-so-impressed appear on the … Continue reading

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Residency

Let me write down just the punchline of our saga to get G into asilo nido, and since I tell stories more and more like my mother, this will probably take several hundred words, so less punchline-y and more, well, … Continue reading

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The Road to Asilo Nido

A.k.a. nursery school or Italian daycare, asilo nido is available to infants aged 3 months to 3 years, at which point Italian children attend scuola materna until age 6. Scuola materna is often translated as Kindergarten, but it’s more like … Continue reading

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Che dobbiamo fare…?

It was a frustrating morning of government offices, but in the end we got more accomplished than expected. We’ve been waiting on our registered housing contract so that we could take the next steps in getting stay permits for myself … Continue reading

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Cinformi — 1st Visit

All non-EU citizens intending to stay in Italy for longer than a week must let the local government know within 8 business days. For Miss G and I, this meant filing a Dichiarazione di Presenza (declaration of presence) at Cinformi. … Continue reading

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