Living in Italy: the Real Deal - humouristic short stories about expat life by Syef Smulders

Living in Italy: the Real Deal - humouristic short stories about expat life by Syef Smulders
https://www.amazon.com/Living-Italy-Real-Deal-Survive/dp/1507162960

The experiences and adventures of two Dutchmen and their dog in Italy.

“A thoroughly entertaining read and a unique introduction to ‘the Italian way’!”
(Readers’ Favorite)
 

“Smulders storytelling artistry is wildly entertaining.”
(Blogcritics and Readerviews)


Funny short stories about learning to live in Italy. About mafiose real estate agents, Mussolini-type builders, lousy plumbers, Italian neighbours, murderous veterinarians, horrors in hospitals, tasting wine, eating pizza, visiting the theatre, truffle hunting and much more!

In 2008 the author emigrated to Italy, bringing husband and dog along, to start Bed & Breakfast Villa I Due Padroni. But a lot of hurdles had to be taken before the first guests could be accommodated. In 2014 Stef reported about his adventures in buying and reconstructing the house, obtaining a tax number and a bank account, registering at the commune and at the national health service, importing their car and a range of other things that lead to a myriad of bureaucratic troubles. These problems were always resolved in a truly Italian fashion, leading to raised Dutch eyebrows and hilarious scenes. As a reader you will encounter a range of characteristic Italians, from sympathetic to villainous, from moving to shameless. Real Italians of flesh and blood, sometimes cliché, somtimes surprisingly original. But always worth encountering.

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