How We Pulled Off Living In Italy: Why, Where and How?
Updated: 3 days ago
PART 1: Thought it might be of interested how we pulled off living in Italy for part of the year, so will post some steps we took. Here I am now in Galatone, Puglia, southern Italy. Here until end of Sept.
Step 1: Started several years back with the question: why not?
Step 2: Let's explore the possibility of living in Europe, without any obligation.
Step 3: Where? We took our time here, first considering Spain, then France and then Italy. We looked at visa/residency requirements for each, national health care system, quality of life and expenses/costs.
Step 4: We zeroed in on Italy because of it's cost of living, health care network and quality of life.
Step 5: What matters. Through this process, we came to realize what really matters to us: relationships. We have friends in Italy who are like family, and, rather than moving to some beautiful town where we know no one, we chose Italy because, in the end, it is relationships that are most important.
Watch for my book coming out later in the year: "Stories from Puglia: Two Californians in Southern Italy".
More next time.