Getting really close to buying in Italy now. As I have decided to open an office in Italy for my publishing, and branch out into Italian literature and translating into Italian I thought it best to have a definite position in the country to learn about how things work - or not work - in the different regions, and thereby making connections.
I know that there are many creative people in Italy whom may find it difficult to get their work out into the world, especially when you consider that Italian, although widely spoken isn't the most used or popular language. So, for me, buying a house and using it as an office right now is the way we are going to go.
A town house in a smallish village/town of perhaps between 500 - 2000 people would be ideal. I prefer to live in a smaller village because access to bigger cities isn't difficult or far at all in Italy especially when compared to regional towns in Australia that can be easily the distance of the entire coastline of Italy.
We are still looking at Molise although Basilicata is another region that we have considered. Many of you may not have heard about that region. It is between Calabria, Puglia, and Campania. It has two coastlines and is quite safe, secluded and full of history as with any other region in Italy.
If you get a chance you should check it out.
So, right now we are in the midst of releasing a few publications and have many things on the boil as well as trying to transition to Italy.
Please, if you have any questions, concerns or tips let us know.