Italy is about as far from New Zealand as you can get – both geographically and culturally. We’ve experienced wonderful holidays in Italy for the last decade and the nagging question has always been – what would it be like to live there?
The only way to answer that question was to step out of our comfortable lives in New Zealand and into whatever a life in Italy has to offer. We did that on Wednesday April 6, 2011.
It sounds easy if you say it quickly. But it meant leaving behind family and jobs, renting out our house, storing our precious things and, most importantly, bringing our girls Poppie and Daisy along for the trip.
Poppie and Daisy are our dogs. Small, furry, white Bichon Frise. And they are definitely part of our family.
We lived la dolce vita for just under a year – made great friends, ate great food, drank great wine and got a taste for what living in Italy is all about. But in March 2012 we returned to New Zealand, to our home and our lives.
This blog, which began as a record of our trip for friends and family, now relates the funs and games of living in New Zealand, at our place in Wellington – or wherever we end up.
We’re no longer in Italy but we are still living la dolce vita.