Expat Stories

Connie Milano’s Story

Scottish born Connie Milano left 40 years in California behind her to move to her husband’s childhood village 1. Please tell us about yourself, where you hail from originally and how long you have been living in Italy? I was…

Jessica Morton’s Story

Jessica Morton accidentally fell into living in Italy after travelling from her native New Zealand 1. When did the idea of moving to Italy first arrive for you? When I was seventeen years old, I sold my horse in order…

Connie Costa’s Story

Connie Costa and family exchanged Los Angeles for life on the island of Sicily 1. When did the idea of moving to Italy first arrive for you? It was always in the back of my mind but more of a “wish” than…

Kel Galloway’s Story

Kel Galloway has been renovating a palazzo and enjoying a simpler life with her husband in the town of Stimigliano. 1. When did the idea of moving to Italy first arrive for you? I started thinking about it way back…

Caroline Chirichella’s story

Caroline Chirichella, along with her husband and daughter, swapped New York city for a slower paced life in Martina Franca in Puglia. 1. When did the idea of moving to Italy first arrive for you? The idea of moving to…

Claire Barker’s story

Already established ex-pat Claire Barker relocated from Cambodia to southern Italy in 2019. 1. When did the idea of moving to Italy first arrive for you? The idea arose in 2017 when I came for a long weekend visit to…

Hayley Simmonds story

Hayley Simmonds and her husband relocated to Italy from the UK to test the water for a year and are still here six years later. 1. When did the idea of moving to Italy first arrive for you? The idea…

Nikki Taylor on Life in Puglia

Nikki Taylor relocated to Italy from Australia and now lives in Puglia with her Italian husband and two children. 1. When did the idea of moving to Italy first arrive for you? I remember this so clearly. It was the…