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We now have a new addition to the family here, a orphaned leveret. It is only about 8 days old now, but seems to be doing quite well and putting on weight. Feeding it a kitten milk mixture. Anyone else had experience of bringing them up??

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 10:30

Happy New Year to everyone

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 19:10

Have just seen that there is a proposed filling station strike next week for 2 days!!

Italymag's latest post has just amused us here, about the Italian Chef Aldo Zilli, as being one of the first to introduce "proper" Italian food into London.There were many restaurants in London, in the 70's prior to him arriving.One, San Frediano,

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 16:21

Hope nobody has booked flights with this airline in Italy

Sun, 08/12/2012 - 11:55

Didn't take long, before it started. Non Italian B&B!!! From a TripAdvisor commentBreakfast on the patio was excellent- even including bacon and eggs!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 15:17

Wonder if anyone having the same problems:1. You read a post logged in, then refresh and then it tells you that you have x number of unread posts, even though you have read all.

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 09:03

Because it was raining today, thought to do some price comparisons re non Italian B&B's to Italian ones in Marche. I will not name any, but to be honest, you are better staying in Italian establishments.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 17:26

Understand there are going to be some new PV industrial size installations in and around Amandola.

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 16:38

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Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:22

Thanks Ugo.As with everything you cannot keep up with all the changing laws here!! I know I only paid 10% vat on my heat pump 15 years ago, so if it has been introduced again that is good.

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:23

It is always interesting to have these sort of conversations Ugo, as it does give a insight into many things. We did not want PV as they are not condusive to old houses, so ok we have a 15Kw electricity supply, which is high for Italy, but it means we can run many appliances without the power cutting out. So the total bill for everything here is about 2k per year.It was quite funny when we met a lot of farmers at the house one day and they asked what the pipes were coming into the heating room and we told them the ground was heating the house and the hot water.

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:05

Just another insight into energy. When we said we were having a geothermal system here, the geometer, asked where is the gas tank going? so, we have 2x47kg ones for the oven hob, which last about a year each and the 50 quintale of wood we ordered 12 years ago is only 50% used, as we may only need a fire if a long power cut, or maybe at Natale.....seems good to me.

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:40

Yes, very complicated as everything here. What I cannot see is the tax situation to claim for a geothermal type situation. In the early days you could offset your tax bill for a renewable source heating to cover roof insulation, double glazing etc. I had one client whose installation costs were halved on this.We only paid 4% on our renovation costs here, so happy with that!!You may like to read through this, where I give advice to UK people about gshp systems, there are only about about a thousand conversations, mainly not related to Italy, but interesting questions and answers.

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:15

It does get complicated with the regulations, as I have found with some of the installations I have been involved with, but I will check some more and get back to you, as would rather this is clarified better.

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:09

No problem Ugo. I will check it out with our people. Also, it will only apply to residents paying tax and not 2nd home owners. 

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:17

Interesting Ugo. I will check with my company to see how true this info is, as a far as I was aware alot of the savings were reduced some years ago. But we have only been involved in geothermal since 1999, so we may not be as up to date as a multimedia type outlet.

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 14:22

Thanks Steve. I think the advice she was given was very bad, considering the house situation etc. Still, some technology is still behind with the times here!!!

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 04:39

Air to air is not so expensive as costs for the units have come down considerably, so you can get units for under 1000 Euros. Running cost should be less than you pay for pellets, less maintenance, more controllable, plus the advantage of cooling in the summer if needed.You may need to increase your electricity supply to 6kw, but you would have better heating control on each floor.Air to water is another option if you have radiators, but would be more expensive.My total electricity bill here for a GSHP is under 2k per year for everything and this is for 120m2HTH