It was on a trip to the central Italian region of Abruzzo in late autumn that David and Sharyn Collins stumbled upon their new home. “We stopped in Sulmona and fell in love with it. It is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Sulmona is right in the centre of a valley with lots of beautiful towns, unspoiled villages, castles and wineries scattered all around it in the mountains,” the couple say.
When my husband and I decided to move to Italy, we knew we loved the lifestyle and the Italian culture. We just hadn’t realised how affordable life here could be. Since we don’t live in a touristy area or an art city like Rome, daily life here—in the southern region of Basilicata—is surprisingly inexpensive.