Yesterday the ladies shared somethings a spouse should know about when PCS’ing with the military to Italy. I picked a few to share with you all here:
1. Cindy P says: It is overwhelming at first, learn the manners of the host country, don’t worry so much about the language barrier so much .To many people will speak English for it to be a real issue. Embrace this chance to learn about new things, it is wonderful! And if you have children encourage them to learn. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
2. Clara C says: I just left Italy. Are you going to Vicenza? You don’t need to bring your washer or dryer. The military will provide you with one rather you live on base housing or on the economy. They have loaner furniture you can use until your household goods get there. They just built a new elementary and middle school in the housing area. There is also a new clinic on base. I was in Italy for 5 years and loved it.
3. Angela from Mommy PR says: I would also say to bring bikes with you and either a kid seat for it or a pull behind. You will be walking a lot or you can bike. The weather is beautiful there!
4. Sarah A. says: If you’ve never lived in Europe before, go into this with an open mind and expect it to be a complete lifestyle change. You’ll embrace everything that’s different much easier if you mentally prepare for it to be a little difficult at first. You will get used to it and before you know it you won’t be able to imagine life any other way. We’ve been in Germany for about 10 months now and I’m honestly a little nervous to go back to the states for the holidays.
5. Wei L says: Get an international cell/triband cell that has been unlocked, you will need a cell there and it is cheaper to get in state. Do visit the thrift shop on base once you get there. There is a lot of appliances and transformer there that are second hand from those who left and can’t take them back to the states. Lots of great deals. We lived off post because our bah was able to get a much better place the those offered on.
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