Oh gosh please NAH tell me how to change my screename I'm embarassed from the other Maria who read my post about how bad is the "around base area" and since she's a landlord she's making a big effort to keep "her job".
I've lived and live in Caserta area for 32 years and I really don't know what you are talking about.
You should read newspapers more and pay attention to the area where bad things happens and magically you'll see that it's always the same area.
I'm Italian, proud to be Italian and I didn't choose to move to the States because I'm too attached to my country.
But I'm ashamed from people who talk like you.
Most of my coworkers come from Naples and they think the same about their city.
Naples is amazing but Neapolitan totally destroyed it. I'd like to underline again the lack of respect.
Trash, the famous third, fourth and sometimes also fifth imaginary line, etc etc
Yesterday I was waiting to pay at the toll boot in Castellamare and couldn't understand why scooters, motorcycles and sometimes also car had the right to surpass me to pay before me.
I'm pretty sure they also think I'm stupid because I am in line and respecting the laws!
To the americans that commented after Maria. You can't say you want to leave and you can't because of the military. You should be happy that you have the opportunity to live in Europe and be also payed for it!
Many people pay lots of money to come here and visit all the history and the beauties we have.
You guys have a minimum of 2 years to visit Italy and Europe and enjoy of what we have.
Italy is not only Naples or Campania or bad landlords. Italy is history, culture, natural beauties, great food, great own made products.
Italians (at least most of them) are helpful, sunny, friendly and big-hearted.
You can't judge from the bad experiences you had and lock yourself in the SS.
Believe me if you do so, you are going to miss lots of opportunities.
There's one thing I agree with the "other Maria" and it's that Italians are also very curious and especially in this area they love American culture also due from the fact that almost every family around here has a member who moved to America long time ago looking for a job.
So they try to experience your holidays, your stores and your food.
Just one suggestion. Cultural shock is for everyone when we move to different countries... to make things easier just try to immerse into the local culture.
Make italian friends, ask them questions, live our holidays, eat our food, try to learn our language and I'm pretty sure everything will be easier then.
Do never let you down if something bad happens and just think that it happens everywhere. Every place has its "bad things" (some has more and some has less but still)
Never talk bad about the place you're living and that it's giving you hospitality....