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Why moving to Italy doesn’t mean that you will speak the language…ever!

Although it’s a well-known fact that total immersion is the best way to learn Italian, just by moving to Italy from the UK, the US or any other¬†English-¬†speaking country doesn’t for one minute guarantee that you will become bilingual! Don’t presume that as soon as you step off the plane…

Moving to Italy from the UK – is it easier for Europeans?

On January 25, 2016, Posted by , In Moving to Italy, By , With 39 Comments

I often get asked how difficult it was moving (or emigrating) to Italy from the UK and my initial thought is that it is probably significantly easier for a European than a non-European (Americans for example). I put that down to the freedom of movement we experience in Europe. I…

The pros and cons of moving to Italy

On January 21, 2016, Posted by , In Moving to Italy, With 62 Comments

When I first thought about writing about the pros and cons of moving to Italy I thought “Really? Isn’t it pretty obvious?” but the more I thought about it I thought ‘Let’s dig a little deeper’. We all have our own ideas don’t we? But here are mine. If you…