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Building A Life In Italy
Friday, May 06TH, 2011 by fay henson
Success on building a life in Italy really depends on your own particular situation and amount of input from yourself to strive towards achieving your own personal goal.  People move to Italy from 'all walks of life'.  Many have an Italian spouse with a good knowledge of the language and 'workings' of Italy, and family still residing on Italian soil.  This, I'm sure must be the more simpler scenarios towards building a new life in Italy with a bit of a 'head start'.  Of course also there are those who are fortunate in having a job posting to Italy, and in which case, possibly assistance with...
How to Land an Au Pair Job in Italy
Friday, April 22TH, 2011 by admin
First Hand Information about Being an Au Pair in Italy At this time last year I knew very little about Italy and not much more about being an au pair or nanny for that matter.  I didn't speak or understand a word of Italian, I couldn't cook pasta, and my fashion sense was minimal. Despite my lack of knowledge in certain areas I was willing to learn. Now, one year on, I love Milan, and my initial one-year nannying contract has turned into an open-ended "will I ever leave" scenario. The following information provides the nuts and bolts for others wishing to pursue an amazing experience similar...
Minorities in Italy
Thursday, December 30TH, 2010 by Glauco
Minorities in Italy (Map from www.europeanunionmaps.com) In the past few decades, things dramatically changed in Italy in terms of immigration and illegal entries. This issue, which until the 1980s seemed to be only a problem for the United States, rapidly and like an oil spill, hit the Italian coastline with violence. It all started during the Cold War, with people escaping the tentacles of the Soviet block. The Polish arrived, waiting for a pass to America or to be legally admitted to Italy, and were a common sight at Italian crossroads, as they hoped to wash cars' windshields while they...
Italia
Friday, February 13TH, 2009 by paolo
Life in Italy, vivere in Italia. L’Italia è un paese bellissimo, e per certi versi un po’ difficile. Senz’altro è uno dei paesi più noti al mondo: Venezia, la Torre di Pisa, il Colosseo, il Papa, e poi il mare, la Ferrari, la pizza e gli spaghetti… Non esiste forse bambino al mondo che non abbia almeno una volta sentito parlare dell’Italia, e che non sappia raccontare o disegnare almeno una delle meraviglie del Bel Paese. E tanto più gli adulti, che siano appassionati di arte, di musica, di bei vestiti, di sport, di calcio, è certo che tutti quanti incrociano sul proprio cammino un...
The Art of Living in Italy
Thursday, September 18TH, 2008 by admin
Living in Italy - A Sea Analogy by Leanne a South African Artist and Expat The Art of Living in Italy is comparable to painting the sea while swimming in it. Imagine the waves washing over your paper and spreading the paint in sublime ways you would never expect! Think of sparkling water! What you experience here is either bright crimson or deep ultramarine emotion. What you learn here is to listen, to taste, to see with magnified intensity.   Rome Vespa Painting the Undercoat:  I left the big skies of South Africa with an Italian guidebook under my arm like a lifejacket. Arriving in...
Growing Up in Italy as a Foreigner:
Thursday, September 18TH, 2008 by admin
Me, Myself: Partially cast in an Italian mould? When people hear of Italy, their thoughts drift to romance, gondolas and Venice. When I hear the word Italy, my mind evokes a familiarity with the day-to-day life of Italians, memories of personal experiences that are very simply, a part of me.   They say that experiences gathered in the formative years of ones childhood remain, deeply entrenched in ones personality, throughout life. For me, some of my early experiences of living in Italy have so merged into my character that even now, after twenty-five years of having left the country, I...
Six Years in Italy
Thursday, September 18TH, 2008 by admin
From India: Six Years in Italy The urge to travel, to go beyond known horizons and the curiosity to mingle and experience varying lifestyles is universal. Fortunately, I have been given many such opportunities. Some of my most pleasurable moments remind me of my six years stay in Italy, from 1975 to 1980.   I must admit at the outset that it was my first home in the western world. Although I had earlier visited Venice as a tourist, setting up a home in this country and living among Italians was a unique interlude to my Indian mindset.   Here I was with my family, my husband and two...
List of Books about Italy Generations of people have taken the leap that many of us only dream of by moving to Italy and emerging themselves in a completely new culture and way of life! These books encompass many different regions if Italy and the experiences that are born of living there, but there is a common thread among all of them. All of these authors are people who have developed a true love of their adopted homeland and couldn't imagine living anywhere else! By Frances Mayes: Under The Tuscan Sun Bella Tuscany In Tuscany Bringing Tuscany Home   Frances Mayes has done for...
Dogs ( Pets ) in Italy
Wednesday, September 17TH, 2008 by admin
Dog Watching- Italian Style The flight from Minneapolis to Rome was barely underway when I felt the first symptoms creep in. By the time the credits rolled on the in-flight movie, my fear was a full-blown condition - doggie withdrawal. This was supposed to be the adventure of my life in Italy, but could I really go nine months with no canine companionship? If the first few hours were any indication, then no, it didn't seem that I could. But I did survive the flight, and soon discovered that Rome is a fascinating world where stepping in dog doo on the street is good luck, and dogs are a part...
A Student's View - Life in (Rome) Italy
Wednesday, September 17TH, 2008 by admin
Life in Rome as a Student To describe life in Rome as a student or really as anyone is to try to define the infinite. The great thing about Rome is that it is indefinable. Rome can be love, stress, busy, peaceful, noisy, quite, quaint, urban, beautiful, dirty, etc. etc. It's almost impossible. Rome is a one of a kind city, way of living. To me, it's its own culture. As a student from an Italian-American family coming to Rome to study and live on my own has been hard. Even though I am accustomed to the Italian culture, I still find difficulties. There are traditions to follow and rules to...

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