Moving to Italy is the dream of many British people. It is no coincidence that a survey of the British Embassy in Rome found that more than 30,000 British people have moved to the country of ‘La Dolce Vita’, named after a famous Fellini’s film, but also become a typical way of life.
According to this research, the majority of Britons moved to Italy for work, (34%), while 29% and 27% of them chose this country to live with their families or to spend their retirement years.
Even now, after Brexit, Italy is still one of the most popular destinations for Brits. If you too would like to move abroad and change your life, we give you 3 good reasons to choose this beautiful country.
1. Low cost of living and affordable housing
It is no secret that the cost of living in Italy is lower than other European countries, but what also motivate many British people to move here is the possibility of finding affordable houses in Italy.
We are not just talking about small flats, but villas, farmhouses and condos that, especially if they are located in rural areas, are put on the market at figures of around €400/m². As a matter of fact, the best deals can be found by moving within a few kilometers of urban centers, a perfect solution for sun-loving Brits.
2. A gentle climate throughout the year
It is impossible to talk about Italy without mentioning its mild and sunny climate. In Italy there are as many as 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. This means that you can enjoy the fresh air almost until the Christmastime and, in any case, take advantage of the beautiful days throughout the year to go for a walk, have a drink, dedicate yourself to gardening or spend time at the beach.
Even from inland towns, the sea is usually only a few minutes’ drive away. If you combine this with the incredible richness of the landscape, between sea, plains and mountains, Italy truly becomes a dream destination.
3. Mouth-watering food and excellent wines
Italy is a nation with an incredible richness in art and culture, but it is also known worldwide for its amazing gastronomic delights. From North to South, there are plenty of mouth-watering dishes.
Moreover, the Italian cuisine is based on local foods that, in some areas, are still cultivated and produced as they once used to be. This means not only satisfying the palate, but also following a healthy diet. It will be a pleasure to cook for family and friends and enjoy these moments with a good glass of wine. In Italy, there are typical local products such as Barolo, Chianti and Prosecco, to name but a few. Local wine shops offer good prices, as do shops and small supermarkets.