When Bryant was six, his father retired from the NBA and moved his family to Rieti in Italy to continue playing professional basketball. After two years, they moved first to Reggio Calabria, then to Pistoia and Reggio Emilia.
When did Kobe move to Italy from USA?
When Kobe was six years old, his family moved to Italy so that his father could continue playing basketball. While there, Kobe learned how to speak fluent Italian. Several years later, when Kobe was 13, the family moved back to the USA.