As you know Italy for its “Dolce Vita”, there are some spots that will make you feel like home, even if you are far from your country. May I present you 5 places that will make you live and enjoy life as only Italians know how to? 5 places where you can experience the best food, the best music, the best Italian coffee and that will let you become an Italian.
One of the most, if not the most, beautiful cities in Italy, but also in the whole world. Walking through the narrow streets make you enjoy history all over you and enjoy the Italian life like it should really be.
Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many Renaissance masterpieces in art and architecture. Nevertheless, there are some cheap spots to live in, as the neighbourhood Isolotto – Legnaia in which you will pay 308€ for a room in a shared apartment, according to rentindicator.com
The city of love, where the story of Romeo and Juliet took place. But not only love. Verona is the city of the Alige River and one of the most important cities in the Veneto. Maybe for its touristic interest due to Shakespeare masterpieces, Verona is one of the most expensive cities in Northern Italy.
A whole 3-room apartment in the centre of the city will cost you around 1200€ without expenses like water, gas or heating. According to Numbeo, the monthly transport ticket for the Urban area amounts to 37€. Would you live there?
Palermo is the capital of Sicily. And living in Sicily is another type of life. Unlike the North of Italy, Sicily is way cheaper and quieter than cities like Turin or Milan. This city has a pleasant weather. The coldest it gets in winter is 10 degrees, which makes this city a very liveable place.
Palermo is not only the bureaucratic capital of Sicily but also the cultural, economic and touristic main point of the island. According to Expatistan a 45m apartment in a normal area amounts to 362€, which is quite cheaper than the North of Italy.
Mantova is a very unknown city in North Italy, that combines tranquillity, a great cultural life and a good social atmosphere. Actually, Mantova has been listed as the Italian city with the best quality if life, according to ItaliaOggi.
And why? Apart from all the great parks, castles and palaces to walk in, Mantova is a peaceful place where Italian culture and lifestyle reigns. Almost 50.000 citizens are lucky to live in a little Italian paradise. And not only that, Mantova is quite well-prized for renting an apartment. For example, a 3-room apartment in the city centre costs around 750€.
According to the UK Telegraph, Parma is the fourth best city in the world to live in. And there are some reasons why. First of all, you may have eaten Parmiggiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, which sums up how good the Parman cuisine is.
Apart from being a university city, Parma is a very liveable place, since its coldest temperature in winter descends to 9 degrees, which is not bad. Busy, but not chaotic; tidy but not a bit boring, beautiful, efficient, appealing. Parma is surrounded by uncountable green areas and the River Parma, which makes the city a very beautiful place to live in.