Tag Archives: Moving to Italy

Brave Beginnings

Dropping a comfortable and stable life for expatriation, whatever one’s reasons, is a brave thing to do. It’s also reckless and more than a little stupid. My first experience abroad was as an au pair the summer following my freshman … Continue reading

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(Don’t) Drink the Water

Recently, on the Expats in Italy forum, a woman living near Florence wrote to say that she’d been vomiting all day after having consumed nothing but the local tap water. What could be wrong? While a plurality of replies confirmed … 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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Deep breaths

Last week, our house sold. No joke, we’re moving to Italy after the holidays and arrive in Trento December 31st. My first thought upon signing the papers to put escrow in motion was that I wouldn’t be cleaning my house … Continue reading

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The Stand-Upright Waiver

J sent the following update email to our family and friends this morning. Today had been our scheduled flight to Europe: Yes, the Ridgeway family is still here. We hit an interesting catch-22 with the Italian government that must play … Continue reading

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