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      sparklingdymond is on a distinguished road

      Any British people living near Stresa - Italy that fancy a cuppa?!

      Hi there - I moved to Magognino near Stresa, Italy in July this year due to my partners work - I'm loving it but I don't know anyone any ladies out there that are in the same boat?! I'm on facebook under Della Dymond maybe send me a friend request if you fancy a cuppa and a chat!

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      Ktee is on a distinguished road
      Hi Della, welcome to the forum. How are you finding Italy? Is it an expensive place to live?

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      Hi Ktee - I'ts a beautiful place and everyone is very friendly, however, it is hard for me to make actual friends as I live in a village at the top of a mountain (fab views of Lake Maggiore though!) I don't work and my partner does but there is no social life with his job as everyone lives very spread out around Malpensa airport area. Also where I am it is very seasonal and a lot of places in Stresa have now closed for the winter which makes it very quiet. There are fabulous walks where I am which I love but sadly no cafe to sit and people watch (which I also love!) As far as expensive, no I don't think so. We eat out a few times a month and have found some lovely restaurants where the locals go and the food and prices are excellent. There are of course more expensive restaurants which we have been very unimpressed with! Long term rents are reasonable - it depends what you are comparing with - I lived in Spain for a long time and tend to compare there but if you are comparing to the UK then you get more for your money here. Supermarket food can be more expensive, especially and imported products that we are used to seeing everyday in the UK, but we get around that by doing a 'suitcase shop' back to the UK every so often for the things we miss. My advice for everything is go/eat/shop where the locals shop - thy know what they are doing! As for clothes, there is China Town in Milan which has great clothes and shoe bargains - Milan itself has the expensive end of clothes (nice to look at!) but there is a shopping area that has high street shops with normal prices. Hope this helps :)

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      Margot is on a distinguished road
      Hi Della

      We live in London but are about to move to Magognino where we have bought a house. If you are still there we could meet up.

      Cheers
      Margot