John Moretti

Italy: The Job Hunt

While the thought of being your own boss in Italy may sound exciting, the reality is that most expats are working for someone else. Expert John Moretti gives advice on landing a job and shares the realities of working in Italy, including the amazing benefits.

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Where to Live in Rome

When choosing where to live in Rome, the greatest factor is location. Rent for apartments inside the city’s Aurelian walls is almost always more expensive than for those outside them. These helpful descriptions of neighborhoods give an indication of what you might expect to pay (and experience) when living inside or outside the city.

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Speaking the Language in Italy

John Moretti has made the move to Italy himself and knows firsthand that there’s much to gain if you know how to speak the language well—and a lot to lose if you don’t. Discover how much Italian you really need to get by and where can you learn to speak the language.

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Italy: The Cost of Living

Renting a home in the largest Italian cities is doable when compared to New York or San Francisco, but the longer you stay, the more hidden costs you will find. Author and expat John Moretti talks about the cost of living in Italy—and wage expectations—for those hoping to work abroad.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman has always viewed growing up in Northern California as both a blessing and curse. There is so much to see, do, and experience all within a short drive—from broad sequoias in the Sierras to ancient lava beds north of Mount Shasta, from creaky Gold Rush towns to the pampering Wine Country—that she began to wonder why anyone would ever leave.

Elizabeth was eventually lured out of the Golden State to Alaska’s far north, where she traveled the Inside Passage, baked bread under the midnight sun in Denali National Park, and chronicled the state’s burgeoning sustainable agriculture for Alaska Magazine. These adventures culminated in penning the travel guide InsightGuides: Alaska.

But Elizabeth knew her California roots were too deep to stay away for long. Raised in Carmel, where her great-great grandmother opened the first restaurant (a soup kitchen with dirt floors!) at the turn of the 20th century, she would always call California home. So she returned and devoted herself to writing about the state she loves most. Her work has included the travel guides SmartGuide: San Francisco and InsightGuides: San Francisco, as well as reporting on food and sustainable agriculture for local publications.

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman is the author of several Moon travel guides, including Moon California and Moon Napa & Sonoma.