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There used to be a little shop in Viterbo which sold Indian spices, basmati rice, poppadoms etc. I can't find anything about it now. Anyone know if it is still open? In bocco al lupo!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:43

Ciao e tutti!I have virtually the same Honda scooter in rural Lazio & equally rural Bedfordshire. Same, value, milage NCB etc.

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 20:00

I came across this: seems to be a good range of BBC docs, Blue planet, Despatches etc.Pip pip

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 07:17

I found this useful article on another forum. Hope it proves of interest here: pip

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 20:23

Ciao e tutti,After 13 years it has finally become necessary to drive to Italy! I suppose it was inevitable.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:02

Ciao e tutti, The other day, on the phone, I was casting about for a good translation of "flat-out", as in driving, running etc. I ended up with the rather feeble massima potenza, or a massima velocità.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 20:29

Has anybody seen the "Mark forum read" buttonIt seems to have vanished with the latest updates.It's a real pain without it :o((

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 21:10

I don't know if anyone saw this: crying


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 09:13

Anyone know what's going on in "the other place"? blush

All I am getting is "This forum is closed"


Mon, 11/29/2010 - 22:12

Well it is nice to be back.

I haven't been able to login or reset my password for days. I usually login automatically with my browser so it isn't "just finger trouble"

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 07:55

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Fri, 10/09/2015 - 19:47

If you take the road to Viterbo the new ind. area just before you get to the big Conad has a whole section on insect screens. Turn left as you enter. caffé on the roundabout isn't bad either!

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 19:55

Have a word with Maria-Laura in Orvieto. Perfect English, nice lady!0763 344604, 338 6924755 ALFA REAL ESTATEMARIA LAURA, ALFA REAL ESTATE DI MARIA LAURA DE PREZ13, P. Fracassini05018 - Orvieto (TR

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:34

There is lots of stuff on here. Have a search on health insurance. Penny is particularly helpful on this subject.Try this these:ttps:// to start at about €200 if you need it. You are covered by your NI for up to 2½ years to start with. Then see if your commune still insist on insurance...................In bocco al lupo

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:04

Hi Maggi,Best check your insurance position is ok.The only problem I can see is that you are supposed to register your car in Italy after you have had it in country for a year. However as long as (you say) the car was in another country less than a year ago...................C.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 18:26

You don't need that either until you are on UK roads. And you can legally drive without it until you get an MOT. In fact if your MOT expires it is impossible not to!Have a look at the discussions here: declare S.O.R.N. As long as you are insured you are good to go.YMMVChris

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:24

You don't need to do this. Just have an MOT booked the day, or the day after you next plan to return to the UK. You are perfectly entitled to drive in the UK as long as you have a valid MOT appointment booked. 

Answer to: Residency
Sat, 03/01/2014 - 19:51

Hi Dream Girl,There is a lot of stuff on here, it is just very hard to find. If you look at this old thread & follow some of the links in it you will find everything you need to know. The communes vary enormously in the veracity of advice they give. It is better to do your own research: what it is worth I would advise keeping in both the Italian & UK health systems. I know folk say you can't but..........they don't talk to each other!Your tax residency situation is probably the most important consideration. This is different to your actual residency.In bocco al Lupo smiley

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 20:17

Ciao e tutti,We have just returned from Italy using the now famous Alan H. Route (with Lörrach variation) notwithstanding a slight hindrance by hurricane Jude on Sunday night!Once again the route proved invaluable. Perhaps I may suggest a couple of other variations. We usually take two nights on the journey and now prefer Freibourg to Mulhouse on the way down. It has a nice cheap IBIS (Hotel ibis budget Freiburg Sued) for about €40. Freibourg is a delightful town with very good food (for Germany) in the market hall is a multi-ethnic food court & near the Hauptbahnhof is a nice Thai restaurant (Leaf Thaiküche). It involves a short toll-road to get there, about €3.As another alternative; the nearby town Colmar is pleasant, with an astonishing masterpiece in it's then usually stop in the IBIS in Como. It is the usual Industrial-estate-place but with better than average rooms. There is a surprisingly good restaurant/pâtisserie/pizzeria almost next door & Como town centre is only a short drive away.On the return journey we wanted to see the Notre-Dame du Haut chapel at Ronchamp so we stayed in yet another €40 IBIS in Belfort. This was extremely pleasantly-located hotel in the tranquil suburbs of a rather crusty old French town & involved a another small (easily avoided) French toll of about €5. Belfort is nothing to write home about but has a nice Thai restaurant (Le Voltaire) & an Indian that is reported good (Taj Mahal).The next day we proceeded to pick up the usual Alan H. route in Epinal, via the N19 & E23 & incurred no further tolls at all. Although this route looks longer than the original scenic route through Bussang to Mulhouse it seemed quicker & easier. It certainly would be in inclement wintery-weather!Safe driving to you all wink

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 16:58

This what we did at the weekend, we took it easy & broke our trip in Freiburg & Como, both nice places with cheap IBIS/ETAP hotels near the motorway.Recommended!In bocco al lupo!

Sun, 09/01/2013 - 18:30

Might be worth buying one on Dec 31? sad