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Old 04-16-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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My late father was there during WW@.Like any place, it has its good and bad side i suppose. I recall my dad once saying if he ever won the lottery,he would move to Northern italy or Southern Germany wher we have relatives. I guess he just didn't care for that part of Italy for whatever reason.It might be there is a difference between night and day between the two areas culture wise.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:17 AM
 
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Getting ready to move to Naples with 3 small children. What is the best place to live? Is it animal friendly? Do they break in when you are home?
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:24 AM
 
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Getting ready to move to Naples with 3 small children. What is the best place to live? Is it animal friendly? Do they break in when you are home?
Hello I'm an Italian landlord and I'm available to give you all the information that you need about the area you are going to live with your family.
About the question you asked, as alway it depends where you go and who you talk with.

If you want any suggestion about where to live what to see and what do do you have just to ask

Alessandro
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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Default Moving to Naples

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Hello I'm an Italian landlord and I'm available to give you all the information that you need about the area you are going to live with your family.
About the question you asked, as alway it depends where you go and who you talk with.

If you want any suggestion about where to live what to see and what do do you have just to ask

Alessandro
We're moving to Naples in about 2 months and will be looking for a place to live. Any advice/help you can give would be appreciated. Looking for 4 bedrooms, preferably with a pool, and must be able to have pets (we have 1 dog and 1 cat). Thanks!!

Cammi
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:26 AM
 
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08 March, 2017
Aloha! My family and I are moving to Italy very soon. We desire to live off base and immerse ourselves in the beauty if Naples. Does anyone currently have contact info to Rental Agencies or are looking for tenants themselves? 2 adults and 2 school age boys with the possibility of adopting a pet once settled. We're looking for a nice, secure backyard for our boys, 2-4 bedrooms 1-2 full baths, etc..
Please feel free to respond to this post or email me at mdb4jdb@yahoo.com

Thank you very much!


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Old 03-09-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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You have to go through an approved agent. You can obtain a list from the housing office. We used Peter (I'm drawing a blank on his late name, but I can look it up for you if you like). The agents all specialize in certain areas. They, technically, work for the property owners, so they will only show you those houses that their company handles. The first thing you'll need to decide is the area where you would like to live. What location are you or your spouse going to be working at? Support Site (Gricignano), JFC, or Capodichino (Capo)? That may help you decide by figuring out how far or how close you'd like to be.

We live in Lago Patria, which is closest to the JFC, but my husband works on the Support Site. We have 2 children (1 boy, 1 girl, both in high school), plus 1 dog, 1 cat, and 1 rabbit, LOL. Our house is 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, have a garage and a fenced (walled) yard.

Feel free to ask any and all questions. We're been here now since mid-August.

Cammi
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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Thinking of moving to Naples, my husband is a government employee.
Are there many houses that have yards? I have 3 large dogs I have to bring with us and will need space for them to get a little exercise.
Would rather rent a house than an apartment. Suggestions on how and where to look. We would be there for 3 years.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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For everyone moving to Napoli: If you're moving here to work for the military (no matter active duty or civilian) when you arrive you'll spend a week at Area Orientation, where they will answer tons of questions about housing. I highly support living off base, since that's the only way to really experience the joys and annoyances of Italian living.



People with kids tend to live in Pozzouli, Lago Patria, or Licola. Those are smaller towns to the west of Naples proper, closer to the JFC base. In this area there's lots of Americans and other NATO families, so you can mostly get away with not learning Italian (though you should still probably learn some basics). You'll find bigger, single family homes with yards, and I think they're still doing a bus out of Pozzouli that takes kids to the American school on support site. However, because it's a more American area there also tend to be more house and car break-ins (since we're all rich, right?). Of course, that's my opinion based on stories from friends that live in those areas. Plenty of people also go their entire tour living there with no problems. Just be smart and follow basic rules for living in a big city: keep doors locked, windows shuttered at night, and don't display your wealth everywhere.


People who want to live more in the heart of the city tend to live in the Vomero, Chiaia, or Centro Storico neighborhoods of Naples proper. You'll be in smaller apartments (no single family homes here) but since you'll likely have supplemental pay for housing you'll be able to afford the nicer places Italians can't. These neighborhoods have easy access to the metro and are extremely walkable. You'll likely end up with a favorite cafe, restaurant, etc where the people know your name and your favorite orders. You'll definitely get lots of practice speaking Italian, as fewer people in these areas speak English. Parking can be a challenge; if you happen to get a designated spot or garage there's still the chance you'll be blocked in by people double parking.



I lived in the Posillipo neighborhood, which is a little west of downtown and a little more "residential" but still walkable to all the things you need. Loved it. Great view of the Naples Bay, Vesuvio, and Capri from our enormous patio. I also felt totally safe, and never had an issue with crime, and I was frequently left alone with the toddler while my husband was on TDY. I also picked up tons of Italian, since no one in my building (not even the landlady) or in my local hangouts spoke English. But that's part of the fun, right?



Some of my friends also lived in the Bagnoli area. It definitely has a more beachy feel, and tons of restaurants. No safety issues (from what they've told me), but hard to find parking. Others lived near support site in Gricignano or Aversa. In my opinion you might as well live on base if that's the case.



I hope this helps give you a basic overview of a few areas. Of course, there are a LOT more places, these are just the ones I've had experience with (through friends, mostly). When you arrive you'll talk to lots of people who have their own opinions which will probably differ from mine. And your sponsor over here will also have insight. So don't stress! You really don't need to have the perfect area picked out when you arrive. Most likely you'll be in the hotel for at least 30 days anyway since it takes forever to push paperwork through. You'll get a list of approved realtors from the housing office. I suggest you go out with 2-3 realtors. Unlike in the US, Italian realtors each have a designated area and 20-30 properties they can show. Sometimes the areas overlap, but the properties don't. If you only go with one person, you'll likely miss out on other properties in the same area.



Benvenuto a Napoli!
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