This is your year... 

Ciao!  I'm Samantha Wilson and I’ve been helping people move to Italy since 2015 and I am completely obsessed with solving problems and making the complicated simple. And moving to Italy is very complicated! 

I formed Smart Move Italy and Smart Move Italy Property for you.  Along with my perfectly curated collection of the best experts in Italy, I have helped thousands of people, just like you, find their new life in Italy, and I can help you too.

 Whether you're planning to move full-time, part-time, or for a lifetime, you can find the answers to all of your questions with one phone call.

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You're closer to your dream than you think you are.

But if you're anything like me, you just want someone to guide you and tell you what you need to do next.

You don't have to do it alone.

You're so close..

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For those that know me and those that I have had the honor to help move to Italy, you know that I am obsessed with taking complex things and boiling them down into small, actionable, easy-to-do steps.

I am a bit of a freak about it and can’t remember a time when I wasn’t the “problem solver – solution seeker” in the crowd of confused.

My dad used to say I was just stubborn or unwilling to accept “you can’t do that” for an answer, but I always believed that if you are able to look at a problem from every angle, break it down, and have the support and knowledge to move through and over the barriers, anything is possible.

Now, in my new life in Italy, I use my obsession with planning and finding solutions to help people from all over the world successfully move to Italy, whether it is to live part time or full time, with less stress and mistakes.   

I Can Help You Make Your Dreams Come True

Here is what I know...

You can move to Italy.

Here is what else I know… you need a plan and you need help. I know this because I have been where you are and made more mistakes than I will ever admit… I also know this because I have helped hundreds of people evaluate, plan, and make the move to Italy.

And I can help you too.

It doesn’t matter if you are like Betta who didn’t want to live full time but wanted to find a way to spend more time than 90 days in Italy with her boyfriend, or Sarah who knew that her artistic life was meant for Italy and needed to make the move officially while racing against the Brexit clock, or Steve who was retired and wanted to live his next chapter in Italy but had no idea how to start, or Heather, who was self employed and didn’t think it was possible for her…

There is a way forward.

And, for those of you who know me, know that I tell-it-like-it-is and will never gloss over potential problems and lead you to believe moving to Italy is easy.

Because it isn’t.

Italy is a country with unparalleled beauty, culture, and warmth – but it is equally complex, frustrating, and congested with many levels of bureaucracy that can cause people who “wing it” to fail.

This is usually because they do not choose the right pathway of least resistance, do not evaluate their personal situation properly, do not have a proven plan, do not give themselves a long enough runway to take off and do not have the support and guidance early on. And you often won’t get a second chance at a Visa, so getting it right the first time is critical.

And that my friend, is where I can help.

There is a way forward

"The best you will ever take"

When Diana's husband started sharing the things he was learning with Vita Italia, she said, "That's great but honestly, we will never ever be able to buy a place and move to Italy." But as time went on, Diana not only realized it was possible, but knew that they had the knowledge they needed to make the move, claim citizenship and buy a house in Italy.  Now, they are celebrating their soon-to-be new life in Italy.


from dream to reality

Yes, it Really Works

"You gave me the knowledge to make the full time move!"

Jodi's destiny was to live in Italy while on vacation, she visited a comune in Sicily to find her fathers birth certificate.  When the clerk recognized her name, she quickly told Jodi that they were cousins and the rest is history.  Jodi joined Vita Italia to help her plan for the big move to gain her Italian citizenship and establish a foundation to build her new life in Italy.  She now lives in her ancestral town and is loving her new life.


italy was her destiny

"We've found the secret to happiness."

After decades working in the high-powered world of movie making, it was time to take a break, and reconnect with a slower, more connected lifestyle that was calling Lisa and Ulrik.  Dedicate to learning the right way to do it, they joined Vita Italia in Spring 2021, and quickly found their pathway and the support they needed to make the transition easy.  Now, they are living their dream life in beautiful Italy.

Lisa and Ulrik

slowing down