I've been traveling internationally for more than 30 years. I've lived abroad, for half that time, in Japan, the UAE,...Read more
Italy is probably one of the most easily recognized countries on a map characterized by it’s distinct boot shaped penninsula. it is lcoated in southern Europe and bordered in the North by France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Italy is also bordered by the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas.
Italian geography boasts an extremely varied terrain. It is home to two well-known mountain regions, The Alps and The Appenine Range, the latter hosting several active volcanoes such as Vesuvius near Naples. Including its islands, Sicily and Sardenia, Italy has over 4,700 miles of coastline, more than five times that of California. Sicily and Sardenia are the largest islands in the Mediterranean. About a quarter of the Italian landscape is made up of plains in the valley of the Po River, a vital element in the irrigation of the agriculture of this fertile land.
Julie and Peter Thorpe discovered the Italian region of Abruzzo when visiting friends who had settled there. "We had been...Read more
Moving your life abroad is one of the most rewarding things you can do, but this life-changing shift inevitably involves lots of research, organization, and paperwork. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome when moving to another country is obtaining a visa or residency permit. This is often a complicated and lengthy process, with ever-changing stipulations for each country. When applying for a visa or residency abroad, a background check is usually required as a part of the process. Depending...Read more