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Newbies Headed to Italy


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My wife & I are preparing for our retirement In Italy. We are trying to utilize all resources possible to gather information to facilitate our move and help on decisions about where exactly to land.


500+ Posts
Hello Stump and welcome to a friendly forum!
Things are a bit quiet here since Covid re-arranged things regarding travel....;)
But I'm pretty sure that if you ask specific questions you'll get good answers.
When you say "newbie" - do you mean newbie to the forum or newbie with regards to Italy?
And if you do have experience in Italy, you might want to relate a bit...
Good luck.


New Member
Newbie to the forum. My wife lived in Roma some years ago & I have walked some of the Via Francigena. We are looking around Umbria (digitally, not in person) at various cities/villages for ideas. When we can finally do the research with feet on the ground, we hope to have a shorter list of possibilities. Spoleto is on our list, as is Umbertide. Hopefully as we watch the forum, we can pick-up information & ideas.


500+ Posts
Hopefully as we watch the forum, we can pick-up information & ideas.
Since very few are traveling in these circumstances, you might like to check the search tool here on the site, or ask specific questions. I believe there are even members here who live in Umbria.

Steve R.

10+ Posts
Our one foray into Umbria several years ago had a humorous aspect which your post reminded me of. We were to have dinner at a recommended place and got somewhat lost. I kept asking directions for Umber Tide and no one had a clue what I was talking about. That is, until my wife overheard me (she had been driving and not paying attention to my verbalization) & started laughing, correcting my pronunciation to the Italian um-bert-te-de. We found it easily after that.


100+ Posts
Hi there. I can offer some advice through my articles for International Living. There are plenty on their website that are free, so be sure to check those out. There are so many choices; it all comes down to the atmosphere, size of town, amenities and lifestyle you want to have.


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