Are there any English speaking expats

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03/15/2017 - 12:55

Are there any English speaking expats in theMarsala/Trapani area?

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Agree.  However I lived n Italy for 7 years and although I loved my Italian friends, also having access to other expats made the experience richer.  Never played Bridge and don't have any interest in Cricket.  Have lived in various countries and always had international friends. Could care less if they are British.  In fact would not want only British, they can tend to whingers too much.  But my husband does not speak Italian.  He plans to learn but it takes time.  

Trapani, being a place well served by Ryanair does have a lot of holiday home owners.  How many live here full time is difficult to say, seeing that the Italian system doesnt make it easy or cheap.   You will find a pretty international crowd in Siracusa, and obviously in Taormina.   It juest depends on how big a group of friends you want.   Cianciana for instance - no good for you as too inland - seems to have a large expat population.   Noto is a good bet - if you can find moorings, but Marsala I would think has very little going on,  same with most of the south coast until you get to Scoglitti.. 

Thank you.  Very useful information.  About what I expected.  I think if there are at least a few expats around that would work.  I do really like Siracusa, but some parts are fairly rough looking.  Don't know it well enough to know good areas to live.  If you have any thoughts on that they would be appreciated.  I have been to Noto once, lovely place.  Not much on the rental listings though.  Eddie said if he can get to a marina in 30 or so minutes that is ok.  So Noto could work also.  I do also like the towns on the south coast towns.  Took your advice re Sciacca and may be some good places there.  Siracusa probably has most things I would want, and close enough to Catania airport.  Just a matter of finding sections we like.  Love Ortiga but too difficult to park, walk around (have a bad knee/ankle) and generally no lift.  Maybe worth looking at some of the towns close but outside the city?  We were thinking we might want a house rather than a flat, but harder to find I think.  

I'm an ex-pat living in Trapani. There are a few of us, but not many. My close friends here are all Sicilians, but sometimes it's nice to sit down with another native English speaker and have a good chat. If you do come Trapani, let me know. I'd be happy to show you around/ show you the ropes.

Hi, I am an Italian living in Australia and currently staying in Trapani. I am looking for english speaking people to spend some time with and have some fun. If someone is interesting, please let me know. It would be great to sit in front of a drink and speak some English. Cheers. Dade

Hi, are there any English expats on here that still live in Trapani?im moving there next month with my husband and two boys would like to meet up with a few English speakers if there’s any around. I’m a 31 year old mum of two. Thanks 

Hi Abigail! I found this thread in researching a potential move to Trapani. I'd love to chat. We're in Rovigo right now working on dual citizenship but I have family in Trapani / Erice it seems. I've never met them yet. We'd like to consider a move to Trapani and I was researching to see "living in Trapani" and this thread came up. We have a 9yo daughter and we're originally from USA

Hi Abigail! I found this thread in researching a potential move to Trapani. I'd love to chat. We're in Rovigo right now working on dual citizenship but I have family in Trapani / Erice it seems. I've never met them yet. We'd like to consider a move to Trapani and I was researching to see "living in Trapani" and this thread came up. We have a 9yo daughter and we're originally from USA. 

It could be anytime between October and December but we are planning a visit in September most likely. I want to look up family and explore the town. Do you have experience there? Good luck with the move. I'm excited that it looks like I could now know someone lol. Would you like to stay in touch via email off this thread?

Yes definitely, do you speak Italian? I’ve never been to Sicily but we have lived in different places in Italy for 4 years, we have moved for my husband’s job.  I know abit of Italian but I’m not great so it would be lovely to meet up with you to talk English! My email address is abigail.law@hotmail.co.uk we can keep in touch by email 

Fun! I'll email you in a moment so be on the lookout. We only moved to the Veneto region in March and actually had to spend the three months of summer outside of Italy (Schengan Zone restrictions) so we're in Bulgaria at the moment. We head back to Rovigo August 26. From there we get my husband a permessso now that I have one and we wait for citizenship for me from which we can then apply for one for Greg. As for italian - no not really but actively trying to learn. We take classes in Rovigo and otherwise work on it ourselves with things like Duolingo, Pimsleur, and good ol' flashcards. :) See you via your inbox!Cheers,Kristen