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Ex pats area in puglia

stoughton,ma
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Ex pats area in puglia

Are there any areas in puglia where we could rent that would likely have other Americans in that area.

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1. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

Must they be Americans, or are you just looking for a place where you're sure to find English speakers?

New York City, New...
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2. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

You could look around on here - and there are other expat blogs/forums you can google to find

www.expatexchange.com/expat/index.cfm…

stoughton,ma
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3. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

Not necessarily American just English speaking. In general is English widely spoken in Puglia?

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4. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

Not outside the tourist industry - why should it be?

stoughton,ma
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5. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

It shouldn’t but in some areas of Italy there is English widely spoken. We’ve never been to this region nor have any of my friends. Just trying to get a lay of the land so to speak.

Edited: 15 February 2018, 04:21
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6. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

As noted above, people who work in tourism related roles will speak English throughout Italy. The cashier at the local market, not so much.

Therefore, the more tourism in an area the better your chances are. That would lead you to places like Alberobello, Ostuni, Bari, etc.

stoughton,ma
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7. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

Thank you. That helps.

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8. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

funny, I would stay away from English speaking areas.

just my opinion.

Puglia is great. Enjoy.

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9. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

There’s a website called pugliaposse.com which is for expats in the region - some of it is general chat, much of it is advice and info. You might find it useful. Also, im the experience of my parents, who renovated a house in the region without any Italian (they do have now!), many locals are very happy to communicate as best they can - it is, generally, a friendly and welcoming area

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10. Re: Ex pats area in puglia

Do you know a bit of Spanish? You may find that helps a bit at times. At least Spaniards and Italians manage to communicate ok without knowing the other language

Edited: 16 February 2018, 03:28
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