Are there any English speaking expats in theMarsala/Trapani area?
Thank you again for your information. We have found a lovely place in Avola, and will be berthing our sailboat in Marzamemi when we move over in September.
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.
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.