i'm not an italian, but live in italy for 8 years already. unfortunately the situation got worse in these years so as finansially as politically.
i've lived at south ( naples) moving progressively north these years
: modena, then finally trento, in the alpes. it's very beautiful here ( the only my consolation).
this is a beautiful country, exellent food and alimentary traditions, splendid places to visit all over the country both south and north, but it gets very harder living here every year, less work and same salary with growing prices. i think this also happens all over the world, or maybe i'm wrong?
here are some links to research servers you asked me ( just to give you an idea of prices of different cities, but they are in italian...) hope you know it well
you can also find information with google e.g." casa brindisi", but stay aware contacting someone, you may be fished easily :trout: and lost your money, be very careful, particulary at south regions!!
write me if you need some information, i'll respond you as soon as possible
P.S. is it very difficult to practice nursing with foreign diploma in USA? i've graduated from italian university after three years studies