My husband and I have always wanted to emigrate to Italy, even before we knew each other. I have finally gotten my citizenship and passport and when we sell our house here, we will emigrate. That said, we are novices at the particulars. We have drive, desire and perserverance, but not a lot of real inside knowledge regarding where to live in Italy. I know how bad the economic situation is for Italians at present and after a year or so, we will need to find work. My husband is a landscape artist and I want to find work away from my field (legal secretary, which would not work in Italy) so I am open. We are in our 50s. We have done research of course, but that is not the same as hearing from those of you who live in Italy. We are moderate income and will not own a car once we move so we need to be away from the city centers for monetary reasons but be in places where public transport is handy. I would be grateful for any and all thoughts and information about "easier" places to live in Italy and what your thoughts are on the real daily economic hardships Italians are currently facing. As a citizen, will I have difficulty finding work? We will speak decent Italian by the time we get there. Thanks for your input.