Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
Why would Bruce Wayne would go the trouble of faking his death if he had no intentions of leaving Gotham in the long run, and why he would put Alfred through all of that that if he was only intending to purposefully mislead him about the fact that he had finally moved on with his life?
Not sure really. Maybe you can help think of something. Bruce Wayne has been known to play things pretty close to the chest
Besides, if he really wanted to let Alfred know he was alright, he could have just told him without going to Italy. Although I can understand the dramatic way of letting him know he was alright, given Bruce Wayne's love of theatricality