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Dealing with homesickness in Italy

Hello everyone,

Being an expat in Italy can turn out to be a wonderful human, social or professional adventure... with potential moments of nostalgia and homesickness along the way.

What are your personal tips to prevent homesickness?

How do you deal with such feelings?

Are there shops or stores offering products from your home country in Italy? Or maybe venues with music and ambiance from your homeland?

Thanks for sharing your experience,

Priscilla

I have been living in Tuscany for 6 months now away from my 5 kids ( in their 20's ) , family and friends. I made sure everyone had downloaded Whats App on their phones before I left so I can call when I'm feeling homesick. And for my kids...we also FaceTime.
The time difference is challenging, as they all live in California, which is 9 hours difference. I am usually waking them up in the morning or wanting to go to sleep at night when they call.
I've made a lot of friends here in Cortona and make plans often with them, as I feel the camaraderie of being with other expats is beneficial to feeling a part of a community and sharing in feelings of homesickness.

Hmm let me think 😏😄

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