We are considering moving to Italy, now we have retired, with my 2 horses. We are thinking of Liguria, where my husband's family is from, or Piedmont which I like. I would want to keep my horses at home but have noticed that most people with horses keep them at livery. I am wondering why and if it is due to the need for extra security issues in Italy. In Scotland my horses live out and come in at night in the winter. I also would like to know how much land would be required. I do not compete and like to hack out 3 or 4 times a week and I would want to live in an area with places and people to ride with. Maybe this would be very difficult to achieve in Italy. Any advice would be welcome.