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Ah!  Those streets of Rome.

 Have you Dreamed of Living in Italy?

Right Now More than 4.6 Million Foreigners live in Italy

200,000 (plus) of them are Americans   

Would you like to be one of them?

Let 2016 be the year you make it Happen!

Live in Italy Now Presents – “Live Your Dream in Italy” One Day Workshop

The Fast-track to Living your Italian Dream

November 4, 2017 - 245 Park Ave New York, New York

“Live Your Dream in Italy” One Day Workshop for those who would love to live, work, study, invest or retire in Italy--the best short cut to realize your dream of “la bella vita” (the beautiful life).

Dear Lover of Italy,

Have you secretly dreamed of living in a terraced apartment overlooking the Bay of Naples, or maybe it is a step-tiered     mountainside retreat high above the rugged cliffs that border the Ligurian Sea on the Italian Riviera.

Let what might once have been an Italian holiday, inspire you now to call Italy “home.”

Can you see yourself smelling the fragrant aroma of fresh picked arugula, basil and rosemary from a vegetable/herb garden like Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun) near the hilltown Cortona?

Imagine gazing out over olive groves from your very own Umbrian farmhouse.

Would you enjoy a vacation apartment where you open shutters every morning to the glistening dome of Florence’s famous Duomo in the sunlight?  

Perhaps you would prefer to get away from it all to a tiny hideaway in a remote medieval village along the Adriatic.  

Maybe you have thought of starting a business, opening a cooking school, beginning a creative life painting, taking photos or writing to fulfill a lifelong dream.

You might just be the one to introduce Italians to the best American hamburger (would you believe McDonald’s is popular), southern style deep-fried chicken or sweet potato pie.  

How about living in a cozy pied-à-terre in Rome or Venice part of the year and renting the rest… or investing in property somewhere in Italy?  

If the answer is a resounding “yes” to any of these questions then this information-packed one-day seminar/workshop is for YOU.

Stunning!  Would you agree?  You know what?  

You don’t have to be George Clooney to realize the dream of living “la bella vita.”  It is within reach and can be more affordable than you think.

An extraordinary life in Italy can be yours right NOW.

According to the Italian Census over 4.6 million foreigners live in Italy today.  

Of that number the U.S. Department of State reports over 200,000+ Americans (a very conservative estimate because many do not report their presence to the Embassy), folks just like you already call Italy “home.”  

Let 2013 be the year you join them.

If you have seen the popular TV travel series House Hunters International, have you looked with envy as “average folk” take the leap week after week?

So, what’s holding you back?

Here’s your chance to tackle these issues and get answers to your most pressing questions and concerns, so you can comfortable decide if this is for you.

Live in Italy Now Made Easy – Your Passport to “La Bella Vita”

The “Live Your Dream in Italy” One Day Seminar/Workshop is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station (easily assessable to all).

Workshop experts will answer your questions, help you overcome fears or whatever holds you back from taking the leap to realize your Italian dream, and arm you with the tools and useful tips so you can embark on the first steps of your expatriate journey.  

Best of all, by the end of the day you will leave with confidence and the shot in the arm to get off your duff to take ACTION and make it happen.


Hi, I’m Jacqueline Cable, art dealer, editor and publisher of Postcards from New York and Postcards from Rome, and author of the soon to be released book Live in Italy Now…The Roadmap.  

Right now, I am in the midst of moving to Rome part of the year.  (You are welcome to join me as I chronicle the adventure in the free online ezine Postcards from Rome click <<here>> to learn more.)   This move has been years in the hoping and planning.  Along the way I have amassed a ton of information I would love to share with you.

The “Live Your Dream in Italy” Seminar makes it possible to bring together a team of experts with decades of knowledge and experience to help you make your Italian dream a reality.  

You too can call Italy “home” within this year or sooner than you think.

Where does one begin to make the dream of living in Italy real?  

Yes, there is lots of information out there in books, on the internet.  An overwhelming amount, believe me I’ve waded through a great deal of it --and the major obstacle to this tedious exercise is --Time.

No matter who you are, working full-time, part-time, freelance, a small business owner, corporate executive, consultant, or even retired our technology driven 24/7 lives means there is just never enough time in the day to:

Do the research

Get organized

Find the books

Order the books

Search the web

Track down the experts

Make the endless telephone calls or email inquires of Embassies and Consulates

Gather all the necessary information to tackle head on this daunting task

Create an action plan

Implement the plan

You are talking hours upon hours!  Who has the time?

Picking up and moving to a new country even for part of the year isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.  Making a move, any move can be complicated much less to a foreign country. So what happens?  

You keep putting the dream off, pushing it further and further back in the files of your memory.  And, guess what?  

It never happens.  Who is the loser?  You know the answer.  

According to expats who live the dream, You miss out on one of the most exciting and rewarding things you could ever do.

Say Good-by to Procrastination!

Once you map out a plan, the whole prospect of living abroad becomes manageable, easier to wrap you mind and arms around and… within reach.  

That’s what our experts will help you create --a plan.  

They are specialist in Italian rental properties, International Law, Banking, International mortgages, Insurance, Taxation and Real Estate.  They will give you the unvarnished facts, vital information and guidance on:

The “Live Your Dream in Italy” Workshops’ primary GOAL is to introduce you to the most important aspects of living in Italy, answer your questions and waylay your doubts and apprehension.  

In just a few short hours, you can have all the practical up-to-date information, advice and access to experts you can later call upon to jump-start your Italian fantasy.  Plus, you will leave with a plan-- a blueprint that can make your life in Italy a reality.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in this life-changing event.  Come and learn what you want to know about living, working, studying, retiring and investing in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 New York, New York

Register NOW!

The Italian Lifestyle – Sought after the World over

Italy has it all: Storybook Medieval hilltowns; vineyards of ripe plumb succulent grapes, oceans of vibrant sunflowers gently brushed by warm west winds; rooftop vistas from Rome’s seven hills (or, pick your favorite spot) to leave one speechless, endless miles of both sandy and rocky beaches along the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean coast; picturesque pristine islands with no shortage of palazzo’s and villages to explore; breathtaking mountain peaks that run the length of the country from the Italian Alps and snow-capped Dolomites to the southernmost toe of the boot.

There is more history, culture, art and architecture even several lifetimes would not begin to exhaust.  UNESCO reports more than 45% of all the art treasures on the plant are in Italy.  

Even more than the seductive beauty of the landscape, it is the Italian lifestyle --relaxed and unhurried--where family and friendship centered around an enthusiastic appreciation for food, wine, and olio (olive oil)…la dolce vita (the sweet life) --that is the real draw.

Shops and business establishments like banks still close from noon or 1 PM until 3-4 o’clock in the afternoon.  Why?  

Because lunchtime--it’s never skipped, it isn’t rushed--and family life is all-important.  

Why is Italian TV so awful?  No one watches it.  Families linger over the dinner table engaged in conversation enjoying expresso or digestivo (after dinner drink) –limoncello (lemon liqueur) and grappa (a bitter liqueur sometimes described as “fire water”) late into the evening.

What it means to “own” a home in Italy

When you buy a home, anywhere in Italy (if you should decide to do so), you are not just acquiring a house, a box among many boxes, a place to live so you can more easily enjoy all Italy has to offer.

Rather, you acquire a lifestyle depending on whether you are in a city, the countryside, a small village or hamlet.  The home you choose comes with a “history” that will at first intrigue, then captivate and eventually absorb you.

Your house is a part of a culture alive with events and activities that intimately connects it to the local community, your neighbors, the shopkeepers nearby, the trattorias and restaurants, the weekly market and even your postman.  Make friends with him, he can become a valuable resource.  He knows everything happening in the neighborhood and can give you tips on great property finds.

If walls could talk, can you imagine the stories this small palazzo (in need of some repairs) could tell?  

It is available, contact for details.

That dream house can be more affordable than you think...if you know where to look.

How many Americans live in Italy?

Have no fear, if you decide to make the move you will not be alone.  Americans like 19th century novelist Henry James have been falling in love and living in Italy since the mid 1800’s.

The US State Department reports over 200,000 Americans live in Italy right now and more than 35,000 of them are retirees who receive Social Security checks.  However, take note these numbers are far from accurate, as they do not reflect the many Americans who own vacation homes or who live in Italy part-time and do not report their presence to the American Embassy.

Italy - One of the Worlds Most Popular Travel Destinations

The UN Tourism Organization (WTO) reports Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world (Ranking number 5 just behind France, New York, Spain and China), and as the number one most Romantic travel destination, it has long been Hollywood’s dream location.

Is it any wonder Italy is the first place many newlyweds choose to honeymoon?

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s fairy tale wedding in Odescalchi Castle on enchanting Lake Bracciano was the catalyst for a string of celebrity weddings--Maggie Gyllenhall and Peter Saragaard, Alicia Keyes and Swizz Beatz, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Salma Hayek and Francois Henri Pinaulty and most recently Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel--that has spotlighted Italy as Hollywood’s ultimate destination for tying the knot.  It is more popular than ever, as "the place" to stage an unforgettable wedding event.

No matter the season, everyday thousands throw coins in Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain with one cherished desire.  They hope someday to return.

Every year the number of visitors increases.  In 2011 (the most recent record available) it was over 46 million visitor.  Perhaps you have been one of them, and a vacation or two or three is just not enough.  

How about YOU?  Think a moment, how did your love affair with Italy begin?

Does every visit (perhaps it was your first—it can happen that quickly) leave you hunger for more?  

You just cannot get enough.  

The idea has entered your mind, tugged a bit, but you shrugged it off as nonsense, fantasy…You would love to live there.  

Oh, but how to make that seemingly impossible dream reality?  How to take the leap?  Is it even feasible?

Make Your Dream of Living in Italy Come True

Whatever your dream, to Live, Work, Study, Invest or Retire in Italy this one-day information-packed workshop will start you on your way to make the dream real.  

Here is your chance to have your questions answered, learn what your options are, and receive practical down-to-earth insights and guidance that will help you get to where you want to be --Italy.  

Our impressive group of expects will arm you with the most up-to-date information, provide advice to help you plan your stay, set-up your new life, and remove a great deal of the stress of the transition so you can adapt successfully.  

The Workshop’s Itinerary


The seminar will begin bright and early 8:30 AM as we have lots of information to share with you!  Arrive by 8:00 AM and you'll find hot coffee, tea and assorted fresh breads and muffins to get you started. 


Upon arrival everything you need to get the most out of the seminar will be provided.  Handouts include an "Italy at a Glance" facts sheet, the Economist Magazines latest country report on Italy and your "Live in Italy Plan" --an outline to help you organize your step-by-step strategy to call Italy "home" or your "home away from home" within the next year.  It will become a useful reference once you leave to help you stay focused on your goal.


The seminar will feature five information-packed sessions each with time for Q & A, two in the AM and three after lunch.


The Opening session will explore facts and figures about Americans living in Italy, how to get started, deciding where to live, details like visas, work permits, starting a business, business ideas for every age demographic, air travel options to save on those transatlantic flights, staying in touch back home, life in another language, transportation, driving, cost of living, your beloved four-legged family members--the basics.


Next, we address where to stay while you explore your options.  Experts in Italian rental property will provided insider insights into the Italian Property Market and how best to find your ideal property whether to rent or own.  Where are the property Hot spots, what's still undervalued, what to buy to insure your success in the short-term rental market.  This is need-to-know information for anyone seriously interested in investing in property in Italy.


When we return from lunch, an International Insurance Broker will open the afternoon session and address every expatriates concerns about International health insurance, health care in Italy, and access to care.  You'll hear from a Banking specialist on opening bank accounts in Italy, the advantage of an international bank account, currency transfers, international trusts and estates planning, obtaining a mortgage, using Roth IRA's and 401K's to acquire international real estate.


Next, our Legal expert will give an overview of legal issues buying property in Italy, how the process differs from what is familiar to us, pitfalls to be aware of and how the Hire Act that becomes effective in 2013 will impact Americans ability to transfer funds abroad.


Our final expert from Sotheby's International will present some of the "True Dream Homes" on the market.  These homes present a very attractive investment option when one considers what they would go for in many US markets.  You will receive advice on where to find the fastest appreciating properties and how the high-end properties impact property values on every level, and which regions are now and soon to become most attractive to International Property Investors.


In the course of the day you will have ample time to begin to fill out your "Live in Italy --Plan," that will keep you on track to realize your dream once you get home


The Workshop will close with an extended Q & A session where you can ask any remaining questions you may have, engage with seminar experts and interact with conference attendees who share your passion for Italy.


If the move is feasible whether for a short-term, extended vacation, long-term, or retirement, you will leave with a practical “how to plan” that can work for you.

On Making the Move and Was it Worth It


Some comments from Expats:


"Was it in short, ever well to be elsewhere when one might be in Italy."

                                                                                                             Edith Wharton


"He who has been in Italy can forget all other regions.  Who has been in heaven does not desire the earth." 



"I found it too hard to explain (to friends and family) the sudden quenching of our wanderlust or the relief at finding a place to sink our roots...the sense of community, the closeness and the mystery and the myths, of the harmony of rural life, of being harnessed to the land and elements."

                                                                                    Lisa de Teran  A Valley in Italy 


"There is no downside, I say firmly, the waterfall of problems...the financial worries, the language barrier, the hot water in the toilet, the layers of gunk on the beams--there is nothing compared to the absolute joy."                                              

                                                                            Frances Mayes Under the Tuscan Sun


"We had no idea how uncivilized our lives were back home, commuting two and a half hours to work and sometimes more every day, gobbling down lunch while working at my computer, living every week waiting for Friday, weekends crammed with endless chores, never a moment to pause and 'smell the roses.' It has been amazingly delicious to allow the peace of life here to work its magic."

                                                                                                               David M.

"I believe Proust describes best the way I feel about my home in Venice--my dream is my address.”  

                                                                                                                Frances L.


Are you Serious About Living in Italy?

Then ACT NOW don’t miss the “Live Your Dream in Italy” One Day Workshop.

Consider the time (hours and hours bent over your computer on the internet) much less the cost (time is money) it will take you to gather this information on your own. The best way to do the research would be to travel to Italy (airfare $900-$1400); hotel and additional expenses could run another $2000 or more a week just to begin “looking around.”  How many weeks of “looking around” will it take to find your dream spot?


Then there is the issue of the language.  Too bad, most of us, unlike Europeans are not bi and tri-lingual.  Yes, you can find real estate agents who speak English that will find you a place to rent or buy, just be prepared to pay an arm and a leg.  


The "Live your dream in Italy” One Day workshop is uniquely designed to save you time and money; the workshop is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, easily assessable for those in the New York metropolitan area, as well as those coming from out of town.

It's the best short-cut to realize your dream of “la bella vita.” 

So, what’s realizing your Italian dream worth to you?

If you sign-up and register NOW you can take advantage of a significant savings of $150.

That’s right!

ACT NOW by October 7, 2016 and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount! You will not pay the full Workshop fee of $399

We truly want to make this information available to anyone who has ever considered the idea of making their Italian fantasy come true. You qualify to attend for only $249!   So,

Register NOW!

Please understand space is extremely limited.  

We anticipate the Workshop will sell out.  If you are serious about living in Italy, act now and begin your journey to live your Italian dream.

Would you like to attend with your spouse or partner?  Perhaps you would like to bring a friend.  Yes, even considering this alone can be a little scary.  Bring them along.  It's important to share this experience with the key people in your life.  The general discount rate to do so is $299.  

However, if you register NOW, there is an Early Bird Discount for them $199! Two people can attend this information-packed Workshop for the modest sum of only $448.  You are saving a full $250 off the regular price!

If you are serious about living, working, studying, investing or retiring in Italy then the “Live Your Dream in Italy” One Day Workshop is for YOU.

It is the smartest investment you could make.  Don’t put your dreams on hold any longer. Make them happen.  Here is your chance to get the information you need to make an informed decision if this is feasible for you.  If you decide to take the leap and make the move then this workshop could easily save you thousands of dollars.  

You know you are in love with Italy, if not you would not still be reading. Italy can truly be yours, part of the year, full-time, extended stay; you deserve it, and you can make it happen. You can do this!

Live an extraordinary life in Italy right NOW!

It can be affordable and within your reach even on the most modest budget.  Come and learn how.  The reality of calling Italy “home” can be yours.  

Don’t wait another minute, sign-up now and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. Just click the Register Now button below and reserve your spot today!  Or, contact us at on the Contact Page or email:

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Don’t delay!  Space is extremely limited, reservations are subject to availability and processed on a first come, first serve basis.  Don’t be disappointed.  We would hate to have you to miss out.

See you at the Workshop.


Jacqueline Cable

Editor and Publisher Postcards from New York

Postcards from Rome

P.S.  As you can tell, I am in love with Italy, its history, art, culture, its arresting beauty, the architecture, driving the autostrada, the food, what can anyone say about the food that even remotely captures the experience, and the people.  Despite everything you hear on the News about Italy’s debt crisis and economy woes I believe Italy still offers fantastic investment opportunities; otherwise Northern Europeans from the Scandinavian Countries, Germany and Russia would not be eagerly buying up property as you read this.

Don’t miss the chance to Discover just how possible it is to live your Italian dream.  Sign-up NOW for the “Live Your Dream in Italy” One Day Workshop --the best short-cut to realize your dream of “la bella vita.”

Optional: Dinner after the Workshop

Join several of the seminar experts after the Workshop for a light dinner, brick oven Neapolitan-style pizza, wine and dessert at Naples 45 at the Metropolitan Life Building 200 Park Avenue.

Reserve in Advance $60 - add to registration fee.

P.P.S Don’t wait until the last minute to get the Early Bird Discount seats are already selling quickly. Secure your seat at the Workshop TODAY and you will receive an EXTRA BONUS--a half-hour consultation to help you jump-start your live in Italy dream—a $250 value!

Don’t Delay!  Seize the moment to realize your Italian dream!

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Seminar/Workshop:  Cancellations received on or before October 5, 2015 will receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee.  After October 14, 2016, the workshop fee is non-refundable.  Please email us immediately to avoid any unnecessary charges if you are unable to attend.  

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