We’re Moving to Italy

It took me over four years to be recognized as an Italian citizen then in 2014 I was officially recognized. We’re finally ready to move to Italy.

The plan has always been to live in Italy. The process took longer than we expected so we decided to have a home base in the US so we can finish the paperwork and have a baby in the US. In the meantime we called Seattle, Washington our home.

I’m glad we decided to move to Seattle. I love this city for its great food, soccer, tech, and chill vibe. I can see us living in the Seattle area again one day. Marcella was born in Seattle so it’s always going to be a part of us. We’re travelers though always looking for the next adventure. Our next adventure is:

We’re moving to Bologna, Italy!

We’re excited to give Marcella the opportunity to go to preschool in Italy too. While we don’t know any Italian yet, Duolingo has been helpful. We have post-it notes throughout the entire apartment with the objects name in Italian and try to say it to Marcella as often as we remember to.

If you’re curious, I will still be working for Automattic. Automattic is a fully distributed company thus allowing me to work from anywhere.

Our lease ends November 1st in Seattle so we’ll be out by the end of October.

We’re looking for any moving and living tips for Bologna and Italy. We’ve never lived in Italy so anything helps.


  1. Saloni on April 5, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Hey! That’s such a great news! I’m sure your baby would have the best time in Italy and Bologna is a lovely place. It’s a country with really nice people, awesome food and rich culture. I have spent around 4-5 months there and I can’t wait to go back. You can check out my blog where I’ve written about my day trip to Bologna and Ferrari Museum 🙂 I’m sure Italy won’t disappoint you. I’m what I am because of what Italy and the Italian language has given me. I wish you all the best 🙂 Would love to hear more about your adventures, once you’re in Italy! 🙂

  2. shanawar100 on April 10, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Great, best of luck.

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