Expat Resource: How-To Italy


Part of my “day job” at BootsnAll includes reviewing the applications for new members of our travel community. One morning a couple months ago, I saw an application that caught my eye, for what I think you’ll see are obvious reasons!

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Emma Bird had applied to join the BootsnAll community, and as I read more about her, I learned that she’s originally from England and has been living in Italy for some time (Sardegna, to be exact). She’s quite the entrepreneur, and has a book out (now available in the US) called “Starting a Business in Italy.” While the husband and I aren’t interested in starting our own business, a cursory glance at the other services Emma offers at How-To Italy piqued my interest. I’m sure I’ll be calling on her at some point – it would be silly to ignore that kind of expertise right under my nose!

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And just to make it clear that even if you’re fluent in Italian, that doesn’t make everything go smoothly or easily. Emma’s on the cusp of a house reconstruction (which was just supposed to be a few minor repairs), which she’s chronicling at her blog, Oh Dear the Roof Collapsed. Note to self: If we ever get to the house-buying part, proceed with much caution; “rustic” is only a good thing when you’re not responsible for the repairs.

Photo by: Sergio