Re-acquisition of Italian citizenship - Part 4: Moving to Rome

Finding an apartment in Rome was not easy.  I was aware that most vacancies are NOT posted online, rather they are found by either word of mouth or walking along looking for notice signs.  Furthermore, since I was not planning to have a vehicle, I did not want a place in the suburbs.  That limited the options available.  And, did not want to rough it too much either, simply too
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Re-acquisition of Italian citizenship - Part 3: The doubts

I had no plans to live in Italy, I was not going to buy property there, AND there was no financial gain in "being Italian."  Furthermore, since my children were born when I was NOT Italian, my re-acquired Italian citizenship, as the law stands now, would not benefit them (were they ever want to have it).So why was I doing it?  Why was I going through the steps,hunting down documents, looking
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Re-acquisition of Italian citizenship - Part 2: The paper chase

So, in April 2010, I finally received my naturalization certificate and contacted la signora Graziella at the Italian consulate in Vancouver.  She guided me through the series of steps that I had to take and listed the various documents I needed to provide.  Specifically:  a criminal record from the RCMP, an affidavit that stated I was whom I said I was, 3 years of Tax returns (I guess
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Re-acquisition of Italian citizenship - Part 1: The beginning

I have now lived in Rome for three months and a question I am frequently asked is how it feels. Well, it is difficult to put it in words. I was born here, near the historic centre. My home was one-stone throw from St. Peter square; my high school two blocks from the Spanish Steps and one block from the Trevi Fountain. For twenty-six years I lived Rome, in its true sense, and, walking every corner,
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