Where in Italy do you live and how come you are so fluent in English?
I live in the north, in a region called Lombardia (Lombardy), a couple of hours from Milan. My town is called Luino and is on a large lake called Lago Maggiore. I don't live in the town, though, my house is surrounded by woods and kind of isolated. I can get to the frontier with Switzerland in ten minutes on foot, which has as only advantage to me personally the fact that we're given a discount card to buy gas in Italy (it's cheaper in Switzerland).
As to my being fluent in English, it's a thing of the past, unfortunately... the last time I spoke with a native speaker was in July last year :-/ I used to be good, now even using the simplest sentences requires a lot of effort and I'm always insecure (I hate being insecure).
Anyway, in early January 1990 I went to see a movie in English (well, American) and I feel in love with the language, so I started studying it entirely by myself - no courses, no teachers, nothing but a small grammar and a monolingual dictionary. I studied for a year and.. well, that's it. I wish I could live in the US for a while to really make it my language, but it's never going to happen, alas.
What part of the UK are you from?