My Pilates instructor just came back from two weeks in Italy. She, too, has been planning on living there for a while, but came back questioning that decision. She says it's very expensive -- of course, I already knew that -- that people throw garbage out their windows -- definitely not the no litter values we have over here -- and there is no separation of church and state -- I think I could probably live with that.
We'll just have to spend a few weeks over there as well before we make any final decisions about moving there for a year. But, I don't find that a bad trade at all. I'm always up for a trip to Italy. And, I certainly don't want all the Italian I've learned to go to waste.