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Living Slow in Italy - Resources

Information for people moving to Italy for a few months or a few years.

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Changing Your Life

www.newroadmap.org: The New Road Map Foundation, started by the late Joe Dominquez and now run by his partner Vicki Robins, a resource for examining and changing your life.

Your Money or Your Life, Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, Penguin Books; New edition (September 1999)

First published in 1980, this book and the seminars by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin inspired many people to examine and change their lives.

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A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence, Ferenc Mate, W. W. Norton & Company, 2000

An idealistic but well thought-out rant about modern society with practical recommendations for simplifying and enjoying life more fully, from an author who made the transition and lives in rural Tuscany.

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Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005

Intelligent analysis from PBS confronts the "socially-transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more," presented in a witty and insightful manner and urges you to examine priorities. Based on two PBS documentaries Affluenza (1996) and Escape from Affluenza (1998) produced by De Graaf.

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The Dream Giver, Bruce Wilkinson, Heather Kopp, Multnomah, 2003

Begins with a parable about Ordinary who leaves the Land of Familiar to follow his Big Dream. This small, spiritually-oriented book helps overcome the obstacles and fears involved in making life-changing decisions and pursuing purpose in your life.

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Moving to Italy

Slow Travel - Moving to Italy: Resources for moving to Italy and/or buying a house in Italy.

Ex-pats in Italy: www.expatsinitaly.com
Cristina, an American living in Italy, runs this website with lots of great information and a message board. You can find information and ask your questions there.

The Informer: www.informer.it
The online guide with information about moving to and living in Italy. Excellent information for ex-pats living in Italy. Paid subscription.

English Yellow Pages: www.intoitaly.it
For English-speakers visiting, living in, doing business with or simply wishing to click Into Italy.

Transitions Abroad: www.transitionsabroad.com
A useful magazine and website with information for Americans wanting to work in overseas. Also information about travel and living overseas. Buy it at your magazine stand or go to their web site.

The American Online: www.theamericanmag.com
Online and print magazine for expats in Italy and Europe.

Live & Work in Italy, 4th edition, Victoria Pybus and Gordon Neale, Vacation Work Publications, 2005

Chapters on buying a home, retiring to Italy, working, starting a business, from a British perspective, but with relevant information for North Americans too.

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Living, Studying, and Working in Italy: Everything you need to know to Live La Dolce Vita, Monica Larner and Travis Neighbor Ward, Owl Books, 2nd edition, 2003

Details on working or going to school in Italy. A short chapter on buying or renting a home.

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Living in Italy: How to feel at home, make friends and enjoy everyday life: a brief introduction to the culture for visitors, students and business travelers, Alvino E. Fantini, Pro Lingua Associates, Revised edition, 2002

Small book about the way of doing things in Italy. This wins the award for the longest title of the smallest book.

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