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“I don’t think any expat really knows what they’re getting themselves into.”
After what Tiffany went through upon immediately moving to Rome full-time, it’s safe to say that the above statement is true for her and dozens of other expats.
Her story of her passion for Italy has taken so many different routes, and I know that you’re going to love hearing about how her first Italian boyfriend helped her learn the language, be riveted by her story of living with a psychopath, and enjoy hearing about how she met her current Italian husband.
— How Tiffany got to Rome in the first place and how she made a living
— How she used her passion for opera to learn Italian and connect to Italy
— What steps she took to get the process started for moving to Italy
— What one point you’ll hear from many expats about staying in Italy without permission
— The truth about the dangers of moving to a foreign country by yourself
— Tiffany’s top two pieces of advice for avoiding dangerous situations in Italy
— Four methods that Tiffany used to become fluent in Italian
— Which two areas of the language she struggled with, even at an advanced level, when she arrived in Rome
“You can take classes until you turn blue, but if you don’t practice, and if possible practice with native speakers, it’s difficult to reach any level of proficiency.”
Tiffany’s Favorite Italian Words
— Sfiorare – To touch something really lightly
— Chi se ne frega? – Who cares? [Slang]
— Piagnucolare – To whine
— Magari! – Perhaps, I wish
My favorite resources from Tiffany’s blog
— Twitter: @ThePinesofRome
— Website: thepinesofrome.blogspot.com