Tell us: What do you wish you’d known before moving to Italy?

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Tell us: What do you wish you’d known before moving to Italy?
Visiting Italy and living here are two very different things. How easily did you adapt after moving? Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP

Moving abroad is a steep learning curve. We'd love to hear what lessons you've learned from life in Italy, and what you wish you'd known before you arrived.


Whether you moved to Italy for love or the lifestyle, you'll know there's a lot to get to grips with and plenty of surprises in store. 

Many readers tell us about the pitfalls they experienced too. Maybe you had difficulties with bureaucracy or finding the right place to live, or perhaps you committed a cultural faux pas because you weren’t familiar with the Italian way of life.

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For a future article, we're asking what you wish someone had told you about life in Italy before you moved here.


And if you have any sage words of advice for others thinking of making the move, we’d love to hear them too.

Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey below and share your wisdom with other readers of The Local:



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